FoxDen (Discontinued) vs. GoGuardian Teacher

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FoxDen (Discontinued)
Score 2.0 out of 10
N/A
ReadyTalk was acquired by PGi in 2017. Former ReadyTalk products are now offered as part of GlobalMeet Webcast.N/A
GoGuardian Teacher
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
GoGuardian, headquartered in Los Angeles, offers GoGuardian Teacher, a classroom management and digital learning environment application featuring activity timeline, screen viewer, and other features.N/A
Pricing
FoxDen (Discontinued)GoGuardian Teacher
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FoxDen (Discontinued)GoGuardian Teacher
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
FoxDen (Discontinued)GoGuardian Teacher
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
FoxDen (Discontinued)
3.0
1 Ratings
91% below category average
GoGuardian Teacher
-
Ratings
High quality audio5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
High quality video1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile support3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
FoxDen (Discontinued)
4.0
1 Ratings
66% below category average
GoGuardian Teacher
-
Ratings
Desktop sharing4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
FoxDen (Discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
3% below category average
GoGuardian Teacher
-
Ratings
Meeting initiation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
FoxDen (Discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
5% below category average
GoGuardian Teacher
-
Ratings
Live chat8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
FoxDen (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
GoGuardian Teacher
6.5
3 Ratings
25% below category average
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Roster Management00 Ratings5.23 Ratings
Platform Customization00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Student Data Security00 Ratings6.22 Ratings
Community Support00 Ratings6.82 Ratings
Class Scheduling00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
FoxDen (Discontinued)GoGuardian Teacher
Small Businesses
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
TeamViewer
TeamViewer
Score 8.3 out of 10
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
FoxDen (Discontinued)GoGuardian Teacher
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
FoxDen (Discontinued)GoGuardian Teacher
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
FoxDen tended to work slightly better for very small video conferences. The audio was typically reliable, so it would be ok to use for audio conferencing. It is definitely not ready for prime time: it cannot handle very large conferences. It didn't seem ready to be used on mobile either. I also think it's better suited for a smaller company.
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GoGuardian
GoGuardian Teacher is great for a teacher who needs a way to monitor student activities and work time on a laptop. It is easy to set up, simple to use and helps to keep students accountable when online in class. It integrates with Google Classroom which is a big help. It is more powerful for teachers experienced in using tech in the classroom. The archiving ability is great but the UX needs to improve.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Easy to join meetings
  • Audio is fairly reliable
  • Moderately easy to host meetings
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GoGuardian
  • Cloud-based. Teachers do not have to monitor from just one device - they can do it from any device.
  • GoGuardian allows teachers to lock a student's screen when he/she needs the students attention.
  • GoGuardian allows the teacher to view all students' devices simultaneously.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • Horrible video quality. It basically never worked, and we stopped using the video feature.
  • Buggy behavior all the time. Dropped calls, loss of screen sharing, rendered unusable most of the time.
  • Poor response by the vendor to issues. The answer was basically "we know it's unusable, and we're trying to figure that out. There's nothing we can do right now."
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GoGuardian
  • Scope of device monitoring (laptops, desktop computers and not just Chromebooks)
  • Needs an updated interface to more accurately fit advances in technology
  • Ability to more easily interact and adjust with a student's device
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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GoGuardian
For a technology-heavy school, it is a necessary and good tool for managing classroom use of laptops. It is easy to set up and use. Helps track time on task and internet usage. Another source of data when speaking to parents about student work and activity. Can help plan and manage work time when you have limited devices.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
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GoGuardian
The support is great. On the rare occasion that I've had to reach out to support they have been very quick to respond and extremely helpful. I've also had teachers reach out directly to support themselves. Most of the time I don't even know that a teacher has reached out to support until after the fact. They always seem satisfied.
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
I believe they selected FoxDen because we use ReadyTalk for voice conferencing and FoxDen represented a cost savings compared to our previous Skype for Business investment. However, in the end, most of our company has abandoned ever using FoxDen and, instead, still uses all of the products listed above (Skype for Business, Google Hangouts, Slack) or just plain ReadyTalk voice conferencing.
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GoGuardian
I have used Hapara in a previous school district. GoGuardian is more user-friendly and easier to setup. I do think GoGuardian has some room on improving the ease of finding some areas of the program, but once you know the path to get there it is quick.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Increased the length of our meetings due to copious amounts of time spent trying to fix the video and screen sharing.
  • Added frustration for everyone who attempted to use it.
  • Ultimately resulted in a lot of money lost on video equipment that everyone stopped using in favor of voice-only conferencing due to the faulty video.
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GoGuardian
  • We have been able to identify inappropriate websites that students have discovered. For example anonymous proxies, movie streaming, etc. Through this software, we have been able to identify the students and in turn block the websites.
  • We have been able to identify which students have been using other user's accounts. This was an unintended side effect of the software. If a teacher knows that a student is using a Chromebook but the student is not showing up in the software, we are easily able to deduce that the user must be using another student's account.
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