Once downloaded and opened, a 30-day free trial of the editing, collaborating, and exporting features begins. The trial automatically enables an EDU Group Account which then provides 5 individual seats/licenses. This way someone can try out the application with a group of people (teachers, students) without needing every individual to provide an email address at registration.
After the trial expires, all accounts connected to the EDU Group Account (owner and Sponsored Account) become Free Accounts. Free Account users can access the project player, collaboration viewer, and Explain Everything Discover community content browser. In order to continue using the premium features, a monthly or annual subscription must be purchased.