GoGuardian Teacher vs. ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GoGuardian Teacher
Score 8.5 out of 10
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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
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Score 4.0 out of 10
N/A
From PGi, ReadyTalk is a web conferencing solution that has been discontinued. PGi's new web conferencing solution is called GlobalMeet Collaboration.N/A
Pricing
GoGuardian TeacherReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GoGuardian TeacherReadyTalk (Discontinued)
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
GoGuardian TeacherReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
GoGuardian TeacherReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
GoGuardian Teacher
6.5
3 Ratings
26% below category average
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Roster Management5.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Customization7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Student Data Security6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Community Support6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Class Scheduling7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
GoGuardian Teacher
-
Ratings
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.7
16 Ratings
9% above category average
High quality audio00 Ratings8.816 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings8.914 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings8.612 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings8.79 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
GoGuardian Teacher
-
Ratings
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.9
16 Ratings
10% above category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.716 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings9.17 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
GoGuardian Teacher
-
Ratings
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.9
16 Ratings
8% above category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings8.914 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings8.55 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings9.315 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings8.612 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
GoGuardian Teacher
-
Ratings
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.4
16 Ratings
11% above category average
Live chat00 Ratings9.314 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings9.613 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings9.212 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
GoGuardian Teacher
-
Ratings
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.3
16 Ratings
1% below category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.513 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings8.816 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings7.610 Ratings
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User Ratings
GoGuardian TeacherReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(7 ratings)
8.3
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(6 ratings)
6.4
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
GoGuardian TeacherReadyTalk (Discontinued)
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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PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
Think about your needs as an organization and whether you will be using primarily audio only or audio plus web. If audio only then ReadyTalk will certainly meet your need. If web, then shop around for functionality, support, and price. I am fairly "neutral" on ReadyTalk - neither a huge cheerleader nor a huge detractor.
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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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PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
  • Screen share/conference calling: They make it quick and easy to join a meeting for your guests. They don't need to download anything; all they need to do is click on the link and enter the access code.
  • Mobile App: The app has been great for our team as they can now easily start a meeting with a click of a button from the app.
  • Recordings: It is very easy to record a webinar or conference call which you can then download.
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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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PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
  • If ReadyTalk provided an easier way to set up the initial call through a different platform aside from email, it may make things a bit simpler.
  • ReadyTalk's monitor-specific screensharing process is a bit clunky and could be a bit better in identifying which monitor has been selected for sharing.
  • ReadyTalk's admin dashboard could use a UI update.
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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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PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
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Usability
GoGuardian
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PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
ReadyTalk is easy to use, but I did find the initial integration to Outlook a bit cumbersome. I couldn't tell you how to do it now - someone else had to walk me through it when I started at the company. We also have a lot of issues with people trying to use their computers for audio; often, it stops working entirely mid-meeting
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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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PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
They have been responsive to support-related issues.
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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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PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
Other regions in our organization have implemented WebEx. We have experienced poor audio and lack of customer service in our region. For quick interoffice communication and screen share, we use Skype for Business. Many people who have had the choice between WebEx and ReadyTalk will, more times than not, request a ReadyTalk account to be created. They feel the interface is much simpler to adapt. WebEx is not super friendly, especially on the backend of the tool.
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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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PGi (Premiere Global Services, Inc.)
  • Positive impact. Able to fluidly demonstrate our software over conference call at the drop of a dime
  • Positively impacts clients onboarding process due to ability to screen share with a high amount of people at the same time
  • Higher ROI due to ability to show clients our new platform before their purchase in order to show the value of our product in real time via Readytalk conference
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