GoGuardian Teacher vs. Schoology Learning

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Schoology Learning
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Schoology aims to combine as many parts of the learning process as possible into a single platform for K-12 students. By doing this they aim to simplify the learning experience for students, parents, and teachers.N/A
Pricing
GoGuardian TeacherSchoology Learning
Editions & Modules
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Schoology Basic
Free
Schoology Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GoGuardian TeacherSchoology Learning
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
GoGuardian TeacherSchoology Learning
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
GoGuardian TeacherSchoology Learning
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
GoGuardian Teacher
6.4
3 Ratings
27% below category average
Schoology Learning
-
Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Roster Management5.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Customization7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Student Data Security6.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Community Support6.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Class Scheduling7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
GoGuardian Teacher
-
Ratings
Schoology Learning
7.1
40 Ratings
14% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings7.238 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings7.527 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings8.129 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings8.433 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings6.538 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings7.334 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings6.540 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings7.923 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings6.933 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings5.837 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings5.935 Ratings
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User Ratings
GoGuardian TeacherSchoology Learning
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(7 ratings)
6.2
(113 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
4.5
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
4.3
(9 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(3 ratings)
1.0
(9 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
3.6
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
GoGuardian TeacherSchoology Learning
Likelihood to Recommend
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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PowerSchool Group LLC
Schoology does the job well enough, but there are enough areas of contention that make advanced use of the system unwieldy. District staff does not have easy reporting ability to determine adoption and use of the platform without having to export to another program for analysis. The reliability of the system is a huge pain point as we need to deliver the curriculum but cannot count on it being available when we need to use it.
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Pros
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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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • Assessments - Much more interactive and have more grading options than Google Forms
  • Auto-rostering - We are able to use Infinite Campus to automatically roster classes and there are no extra steps
  • Family/Guardian access - Schoology allows families to have a sign in and see student grades & work.
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Cons
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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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • While this product constantly seeks to make improvements, certain features need tweaking. As educators enroll in various courses, these course tend to accumulate. If the educator is not an administrator of the course, it is next to impossible to get out.
  • Switching from one course/group to another course/group takes several steps. Not always easy to find the course/group needed.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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PowerSchool Group LLC
While we have taken time to re-evaluate our selected 1:1 devices, Schoology's impact on student learning is unquestioned. Students are able to connect with other learners, create and share products of their learning, and develop their digital fluency through their use of Schoology.
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Usability
GoGuardian
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
It's very easy to use Schoology. As with any LMS, it helps to learn some tips and tricks prior to getting started. But, each item is clearly indicated within the platform. If I want to add materials, it is right at the top of my screen. If I want to view the calendar, it is indicated to the right of my screen. Navigating a course and the platform is quite straightforward. Additionally, the benefit of Schoology's help center and user community makes asking and answering questions quick and easy.
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Reliability and Availability
GoGuardian
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
Generally good, but issue self-reporting has become a problem. When there are issues, it can be 20 minutes to an hour before it gets noted on the status page
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Performance
GoGuardian
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
Course saves or transfers can take several minutes and up to an hour
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Support Rating
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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PowerSchool Group LLC
We have county-level support and district-level support, but their HELP page offers everything that is needed to answer questions and to find "how-to" information for staff. This includes video and written directions for every available feature. Schoology has also worked with our district to improve their product.
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In-Person Training
GoGuardian
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
Too surface level with no follow-up. A
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Online Training
GoGuardian
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
Sit and get with very little hands-on time. 5 minutes to try out a feature/question type, etc. is not enough time. Once your training is done, there is no option for new employees to get that training without having to rebook and pay for the training again. If you pay for basic training, that should be available to a district to use in the future.
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Alternatives Considered
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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PowerSchool Group LLC
I have taught using both Edmodo and Google Classroom. While both were easier than Schoology was to get in the beginning, Schoology is infinitely more powerful than either of them was. I can do so much more, and differentiate so much easier using Schoology than I could with either of my previous LMSs.
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Scalability
GoGuardian
No answers on this topic
PowerSchool Group LLC
We use it 5-12 so scalability is not an issue but sharing materials between departments including common assessments is difficult without paying for add-on features
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Return on Investment
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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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • Using Schoology to build a foundation for a blended learning model has helped increase my students ABC rate between 15-20% in all classes!
  • Using Schoology is forcing my students to become responsible for their own learning!
  • The only negative thing I have encountered is the students resistance to change!
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ScreenShots

Schoology Learning Screenshots

Screenshot of Example of Schoology’s course dashboard.