Centrical vs. Nearpod

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Centrical
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Centrical in New York (formerly GamEffective) invites businesses to drive employee experience and growth using real-time performance management, personalized microlearning, and advanced gamification, with their eponymous technology platform.N/A
Nearpod
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Nearpod is an education-focused learning management software solution offered by Nearpod.
$159
per year
Pricing
CentricalNearpod
Editions & Modules
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Gold
$159
per year
Platinum
$397
per year
Silver
Free
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per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CentricalNearpod
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNearpod has a free version for all teachers. There are paid options for individual teachers, as well as schools and districts, for increased features and access.
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User Ratings
CentricalNearpod
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CentricalNearpod
Likelihood to Recommend
Centrical (formerly GamEffective)
It is appropriate and I am sure it will meet your organization's needs if you are looking for an end to end Learning Management System, where you can design and upload content for your different programs. Centrical is also highly recommended if you are looking to gamify programs. Another strong point is performance management as it allows for real-time KPI information and analysis and for some precision on-demand learning. It does not have a plug and play course catalog, so it isn't a solution if you are looking for a catalog of courses for employee development.
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Nearpod
Nearpod works great in any classroom, but the presentation must be projected or each student must have access to a internet connected device.
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Pros
Centrical (formerly GamEffective)
  • User-friendly platform for both admins and end users
  • Scalable and compatible with desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile devices
  • Strong customer success team behind their product
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Nearpod
  • Provide timely and individualized feedback.
  • Allow for the teacher to check for understanding, for the entire class, in one view.
  • Present an array of different interactive lesson items, at the fingertips of every student.
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Cons
Centrical (formerly GamEffective)
  • Integration with more platforms through API
  • More in-depth support articles at their database for narrative config/design
  • More plug and play narrative options for beginners
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Nearpod
  • I would love Nearpod to have more free activities.
  • I would love Nearpod to be free for educators.
  • I would love if teachers could assign homework on Nearpod.
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Likelihood to Renew
Centrical (formerly GamEffective)
No answers on this topic
Nearpod
Goal is to continue our subscription for the 2019-2020 school year
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Usability
Centrical (formerly GamEffective)
Overall, this is a great product, with many flexible and value-add characteristics. The variety of flavors it offers to configure learning and performance management solutions from scratch, together with a strong team behind it and the appropriate support channels, make this an ideal option for most organizations.
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Nearpod
Web-based or using the app, Nearpod is easy to use
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Support Rating
Centrical (formerly GamEffective)
There is a dedicated support team available and a support platform 24/7. Tickets are worked on quickly and a sense of urgency is understood by the provider. Feedback is taken into consideration, and one thing that makes a huge difference for me is the fact that there is a product development team that constantly reaches out and enhances the product to adapt to clients' needs.
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Nearpod
The support staff for Nearpod is top-notch. I have not had technical issues, but I did have a concern about my bill and they reached out to me nearly immediately to address the problem. I was very satisfied with how they handled the interaction from beginning to end. They did a great job.
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Alternatives Considered
Centrical (formerly GamEffective)
We selected Centrical especially because of the ease to configure and how you may integrate compelling narratives into your programs. It makes a big difference to add personality to it. You may use the "out of box" options, but also you can configure your own based on your needs. This user-friendly platform is also guaranteed to be secure and compliant to PCI standards, which makes a huge difference.
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Nearpod
The custom, integrated, online content, along with school libraries, makes this product superior to PearDeck. Nearpod exceeds PowerPoint because of the ease of use, the student paced lessons, and the ability to embed CFUs.
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Return on Investment
Centrical (formerly GamEffective)
  • Increase in Learner Satisfaction NPS Scale Score
  • Increase in Learner Engagement
  • Higher quality of Learning Design with this authoring tool
  • Impact to performance KPIs and shorter time to competency
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Nearpod
  • The impact is awesome. It gives students a digital option other than PowerPoint for presentations.
  • The feedback tool allows you to follow students in realtime.
  • The shallow learning curve made it easy encourage other faculty to try it.
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