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Google Classroom

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Microsoft Teams

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Microsoft Teams

Can have group chats on topics that only concern a few employees. We have a Technology group where we add and brainstorm new applications and software that might be appropriate for our company. It's a good way to organize our ideas and thoughts without having to send out mass email chains and we can discuss the ideas at our next meeting. Microsoft Teams also lets us efficiently communicate with remote workers since email can lag. This allows almost real-time conversations and collaborations for our employees.
Karen Zelzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Google Classroom
8.2
Microsoft Teams
Course authoring
Google Classroom
8.0
Microsoft Teams
Course catalog or library
Google Classroom
7.9
Microsoft Teams
Player/Portal
Google Classroom
8.4
Microsoft Teams
Learning content
Google Classroom
8.6
Microsoft Teams
Mobile friendly
Google Classroom
8.2
Microsoft Teams
Progress tracking & certifications
Google Classroom
8.0
Microsoft Teams
Assignments
Google Classroom
9.0
Microsoft Teams
Compliance management
Google Classroom
7.6
Microsoft Teams
Learning administration
Google Classroom
8.5
Microsoft Teams
Learning reporting & analytics
Google Classroom
7.7
Microsoft Teams
Social learning
Google Classroom
8.2
Microsoft Teams

Project Management

Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
7.3
Task Management
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
7.5
Gantt Charts
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
6.0
Scheduling
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
7.5
Workflow Automation
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
7.0
Mobile Access
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Search
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
7.8
Visual planning tools
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
6.5

Communication

Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
7.9
Chat
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
9.0
Notifications
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Discussions
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Surveys
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
7.4
Internal knowledgebase
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
7.3
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
7.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
6.8
Integrates with Outlook
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
9.0

File Sharing & Management

Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
8.2
Versioning
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
8.0
Video files
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Audio files
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Document collaboration
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Access control
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
7.8
Advanced security features
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Integrates with Google Drive
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
8.2
Device sync
Google Classroom
Microsoft Teams
8.7

Pros

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

Microsoft Teams

  • Teams is particularly good at keeping conversation history in sync across multiple devices. Skype for business, which is Microsoft's other chat client, is particularly bad when it comes to this aspect.
  • The sidebar of the application window makes it easy to switch between all aspects of the application in one click. Easy switching between chat, notifications, and meetings.
  • Integrated hierarchy chart within each chat window easily allows you to see where an unfamiliar person you may be chatting with sits in terms of management level in the organization.
Gary Smolyak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Microsoft Teams

  • Lack of rollout plans from MS that businesses can use to improve user adoption.
  • Slack still has more connectors.
  • Meetings could more intuitive and most of the screen is just pictures of people.
  • The desktop application is very large and absorbs a lot of system resources.
  • Multiple users cannot share screens at once, one at a time only.
  • Can't choose where to put files from conversations, they automatically are put in a Teams SharePoint.
Justin Pink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are a MSFT shop.
Joel Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.5
Based on 19 answers
It has a lot of great features and we are working to roll it out to our whole organization. It sometimes feels a little under-developed or maybe under used. There are some things I wish it did better - like integrating the group calendar rather than my own calendar and letting us have instant chat vs persistent.
Jill Liegghio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Microsoft Teams

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 7.8
Based on 14 answers
I tried to find a solution to why I would not receive email notifications as the classroom teacher when my students posted anything in the classroom stream and I was unable to find it or any simple way to access such help if it did exist.
David Obeid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.7
Based on 90 answers
Getting support for any MS Product kind of feels like pulling teeth. I have looked for support on the slowness of Teams to try and resolve it, but there is nothing really out there even from the MS reps other than deleting the hidden appsdata folder for Teams or uninstall/reinstall the software or just use the web-based Teams app.
Charles R. Coggins III | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Microsoft Teams

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Microsoft Teams

Personally, I have used a number of applications similar to Teams for a variety of functions. However, with regard to my current organizational use, I would say my experience with Teams provides a much more well-rounded user experience than Skype for Business. Teams performs the functions of Skype and also integrates many other features integral to applications like Slack, Webex Teams, and Yammer. Teams also has the added benefit of being connected within the Microsoft network of apps. Users can leverage the powerful cloud computing of O365 in order to access other materials stored on the shared platform. This is a huge benefit of staying within the same ecosystem.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Microsoft Teams

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Google Classroom

  • Positive ROI has been, specifically in our Physical Education department, the ability for students to quickly provide reflections on activities rather than being sent away to do this as homework. This resulted in a much higher completion rate.
  • Another positive has been the auto-creation and organization of folders in courses for our teachers to reference in future years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

  • We were already paying for Office 365 but now we got a great collaboration tool to go along with it.
  • We are able to stay connected with employees across the United States and no longer have to fly people back to headquarters for meetings and conferences, saving on transportation and lodging costs.
Michael Eberhard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Google Classroom

General

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

Microsoft Teams

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Classroom
8.8
Microsoft Teams
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Google Classroom
10.0
Microsoft Teams
10.0

Usability

Google Classroom
9.0
Microsoft Teams
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Google Classroom
9.0
Microsoft Teams

Performance

Google Classroom
9.0
Microsoft Teams

Support Rating

Google Classroom
7.8
Microsoft Teams
7.7

Implementation Rating

Google Classroom
10.0
Microsoft Teams

Scalability

Google Classroom
10.0
Microsoft Teams

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