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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

GoGuardian Teacher

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.
Laurance J. Specht | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is well suited for organizations without extensive computer infrastructure, as most of the storage and organization is handled in the Google system.In the system I am experienced with (as an instructor and an observing administrator), student users have too much control over their own accounts, so that it is sometimes not clear who particular students are or, indeed, if they are supposed to be in the class or not. For schools and internal training programs in which the identity of participants is known beforehand, almost any other learning management system would be a better choice.For simple sharing of documents, primitive tests, and collecting information from and distributing information to people, Google Classroom is adequate.
H. P. Molloy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
7.6
Course authoring
GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
7.4
Course catalog or library
GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
7.2
Player/Portal
GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
8.2
Learning content
GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
8.0
Mobile friendly
GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
8.1
Progress tracking & certifications
GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
7.3
Assignments
GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
8.5
Compliance management
GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
7.5
Learning administration
GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
7.5
Learning reporting & analytics
GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
7.0
Social learning
GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
7.5

Pros

GoGuardian Teacher

  • Account setup is very easy.
  • The software is extremely intuitive.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

  • Student-teacher communication - I love using Classroom for this because my students can always go back and check what was on Classroom by looking through the stream. This way they don't have to go dig through emails to find what they're looking for.
  • Posting to multiple classes - I can post the same announcement or assignment to multiple classes at once without having to repeat the process or send separate emails.
  • Streamlining grading - when students turn work in on Classroom, it all goes to one place and then when I'm grading I can open their documents directly from Classroom or my Drive folder. This way, I'm not looking through emails and Google Doc shared files for their assignment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

GoGuardian Teacher

  • The initial learning curve of the program took some time, but then was easy to follow.
  • We were only able to start using it after our IT department sent our classes to us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

  • Although usually in the discussion with other LMS apps such as Schoology and Canvas, Google Classroom doesn't possess as in-depth of a platform. There is no ability to set individual learning paths, pace student work with completion settings, or embed other apps directly into teacher-created assignments.
  • The assignment creation options are limited. Teachers can only choose from creating an assignment (usually a link with directions), a material (usually a doc/slide/website, etc), a question, and a quiz.
  • With gamification taking on a new lens in education, there really isn't any way to use gamification elements with Google Classroom. There isn't any way to create Individual learning paths, or use badges and micro-credentials within Classroom. Outside programs would have to be used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

GoGuardian Teacher

GoGuardian Teacher 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Laurance J. Specht | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 1.6
Based on 3 answers
Testing is particularly important in online learning, and Google Classroom falls far short of other learning management systems in this regard. Security is also a concern: while account control is reasonable for the account used with Google Classroom, the person controlling a particular account is often able to, for example, forward or download proprietary materials.
H. P. Molloy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

GoGuardian Teacher

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 3.5
Based on 4 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

GoGuardian Teacher

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

GoGuardian Teacher

GoGuardian Teacher 9.6
Based on 6 answers
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.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 7.5
Based on 29 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

GoGuardian Teacher

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 2.7
Based on 3 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

GoGuardian Teacher

LanSchool had the same idea as GoGuardian but it was not cloud-based. This meant that LanSchool was unable to be used on multiple devices because it only tracked the data from one desktop device. This made it more difficult for teachers to monitor students because they had to use one specific device to track student's device data.
Rebecca Vold Preston | 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

GoGuardian Teacher

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

GoGuardian Teacher

  • It allows us real-time information to handle situations.
  • It has increased students adherence to online behavior norms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Classroom

  • Student engagement is high when using Google Classroom. Students are more willing to work on projects continually when provided a digital platform.
  • Since teachers have instant access to student work, they can pinpoint weak areas for remediation, thus increasing test scores for mastery.
  • Google Classroom also saves time for teachers when used as an organizational tool as student work is all in one place with easy access.
Tamara Letter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

GoGuardian Teacher

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

GoGuardian Teacher
9.5
Google Classroom
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

GoGuardian Teacher
10.0
Google Classroom
1.6

Usability

GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
3.5

Reliability and Availability

GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
9.0

Performance

GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
9.0

Support Rating

GoGuardian Teacher
9.6
Google Classroom
7.5

Implementation Rating

GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
2.7

Scalability

GoGuardian Teacher
Google Classroom
10.0

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