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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Coursera

It's absolutely ideal for programming. Today, most programming environments are available for free and enthusiasts can tinker with programming on their own. But Coursera structures that process and presents iteratively more complex assignments to the student.I found it useful for non-programming. I took a refresher Calculus course and the user was able to enter solutions symbolically which I found impressive.
Rei Shinozuka, CFA®, FRM® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is well suited to a class where you may have students turn things in digitally and/or you want to be able to push resources or info out to students, as well as assignments, all in one place. It may be less appropriate for a class where you are not having students do much digitally or where you are providing students with paper copies of everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Coursera
Google Classroom
8.2
Course authoring
Coursera
Google Classroom
8.0
Course catalog or library
Coursera
Google Classroom
7.7
Player/Portal
Coursera
Google Classroom
8.6
Learning content
Coursera
Google Classroom
8.6
Mobile friendly
Coursera
Google Classroom
8.2
Progress tracking & certifications
Coursera
Google Classroom
8.1
Assignments
Coursera
Google Classroom
9.0
Compliance management
Coursera
Google Classroom
7.6
Learning administration
Coursera
Google Classroom
8.4
Learning reporting & analytics
Coursera
Google Classroom
7.6
Social learning
Coursera
Google Classroom
8.0

Pros

Coursera

  • Coursera is very well organized. They are partnered with the most important educational institutions around the world.
  • They are very “up to date” in topics of interest and new courses.
  • Coursera has the widest catalog of courses, all of them with a certification given by them in name of a professional institution, like universities.
  • They also have programs together with universities that allow you to get a Masters Degree and Specializations. (Which is awesome)
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

  • Seamless integration with Google Drive. Easy for teachers to attach Gsuite files such as docs, slides, sheets, forms, site to enhance the learning.
  • Manage student work submissions and whether they are on time or late. Students submit their work digitally and teachers can track the submissions, send them back for editing, or award points.
  • Streamline classwork and homework assignments into one simple thread. Much like a social media platform like Twitter or Facebook, Google Classroom has everything top-down in one fluid thread for students and teachers to be able to easily find and access.
  • Integration with other edtech tools such as Pear Deck, Edpuzzle, etc. Teachers can link to outside assignments on other programs they often use in their classrooms with their students.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Coursera

  • The problem with Coursera is the moderation in the forums. From the few courses I have taken, many of my classmates were criticized heavily or bullied by other classmates for asking questions in the forum. This hasn’t gotten any attention from the forum moderators which makes the community feel uneasy with helping each other.
  • Most of the courses and the related materials used to be freely available on Coursera. However, with the recent changes, some of the courses are categorized into specific tracks, and they are not free anymore. However I am glad that one can still audit the paid courses, but access to the course materials may be limited.
  • Some courses are only available on specific dates and I have missed out on classes I was really interested in.
Ilia Tarasov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

  • Google Classroom is NOT an LMS, although some schools/districts try to mold it in that fashion. It does not include robust features of an LMS.
  • Google Classroom provides a grade book, but that grade book does not sync with all district's grade book, so you will have to manually transfer any grades received.
  • It would be great to see Google Classroom offer a closed-captioned option for any uploaded videos shared on the site.
Tamara Letter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Constantly renewing already. One of my favourite MOOC platforms.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
More and more teachers are adopting Google Classroom into their curriculum at our school. I foresee it expanding throughout the school
Caitlin Stote M.Ed. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 1 answer
User-friendly and developer-friendly Web UI.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 9.0
Based on 3 answers
This is only a product I would recommend to a humanities teacher. Math and science teachers cannot use this product the same way that I can as an English teacher. It is great for word process and for reading, but unable to handle the demands of math and science. Therefore, I would highly recommend this product to English or Social Studies teachers, but NOT math or science teachers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Coursera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We have had very little trouble in accessing Google Classroom. Our issues, if any, have risen from our server and not the Google servers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Coursera

Coursera 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I’ve used it a couple of times and... that did great. They take their time, but in the end they solve your issues.
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 7.9
Based on 28 answers
Since this platform is provided by Google, the technical support is better than any others, and we are not required to bother about the space constraints for adding the contents. If we have a good uninterrupted internet facility we can access Google Classroom without any delay or lag. They have app support in both Android and iPhone.
Rahul Ajithkumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It was relatively easy to implement due to the simplicity of the platform. Even our more technology challenged teachers found it easy to get started with Google Classroom.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Coursera

I think Coursera has the best overall interface. I think you will find that different platforms go in different directions, and have different specialities. For the most part the differences are more in the types of courses they offer than one being particularly better than the other, so it comes down to content for me.
Donovon Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

I haven't tested or evaluated another digital classroom website or application. I feel like Google Classroom is convenient for many reasons such as compatibility to Google docs, slides, etc. I also love the ability to link to YouTube and other sites. I don't know if there would be a site that is easier to maneuver.
Meredith Sanders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Coursera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to push out this program across our buildings. Teachers are able to use it without much trouble.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Coursera

  • The greatest benefit of Coursera is access to quality courses on various subjects that you can either browse or dive in deeply. Customizable, flexible and accessible.
  • Helps our department to recommend trainees courses on this website and gain important knowledge. Also, the courses are provided by big-name universities which helps students in their careers
  • Developing and exploring professional skills.
Ilia Tarasov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

  • It has helped our employees to learn about other employees well and build a good family leading to good communication.
  • Helps the new employees learn and understand the company policies and rules well.
  • Effective and efficient as well as the strategical working of employees by sharing the new ideas in the classroom.
Katy Beck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Coursera

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Google Classroom

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Coursera
10.0
Google Classroom
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Coursera
10.0
Google Classroom
10.0

Usability

Coursera
10.0
Google Classroom
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Coursera
Google Classroom
9.0

Performance

Coursera
Google Classroom
9.0

Support Rating

Coursera
9.0
Google Classroom
7.9

Implementation Rating

Coursera
10.0
Google Classroom
10.0

Scalability

Coursera
Google Classroom
10.0

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