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Likelihood to Recommend

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a great solution for remote learning when school budgets don’t allow for more robust platform purchases, such as Blackboard. It’s free! It’s customizable, but you’ll need to get a small group of users/teachers trained up on all the nuances so they can be your Champion group and help the other teachers. Love the ability to set slides as landing pages for a fun classroom picture. Kids enjoy the autonomy they have but struggle with remembering to complete all assignments if they don’t have more direct supervision. Lots of integration with other tools like Kira to allow for writing exercises and assignment submission. It’s a great stop-gap for schools not intending to remain in a remote setting, a permanent solution for organizations with low budgets that are fully remote, but not my first choice if you have a software budget and are operating fully remote at all times.
Gabrielle Wayman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom is an excellent platform that shrinks people's physical distances and connects them virtually. We use Zoom in our school to impart education to my students and I think Zoom has all the necessary features for interacting with your students efficiently and effectively. Zoom is great for small businesses for remote communication among colleagues. However, in my opinion, Zoom is not suitable for external communication for advertising or marketing purposes.
Syed Saad Mahmood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Google Classroom
7.9
Zoom
Course authoring
Google Classroom
8.3
Zoom
Course catalog or library
Google Classroom
7.8
Zoom
Player/Portal
Google Classroom
8.7
Zoom
Learning content
Google Classroom
8.2
Zoom
Mobile friendly
Google Classroom
8.3
Zoom
Progress tracking & certifications
Google Classroom
7.5
Zoom
Assignments
Google Classroom
8.8
Zoom
Compliance management
Google Classroom
7.7
Zoom
Learning administration
Google Classroom
8.2
Zoom
Learning reporting & analytics
Google Classroom
7.6
Zoom
Social learning
Google Classroom
8.3
Zoom
Gamification
Google Classroom
6.0
Zoom
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning
Google Classroom
7.0
Zoom

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Google Classroom
Zoom
8.4
High quality audio
Google Classroom
Zoom
8.5
High quality video
Google Classroom
Zoom
8.6
Low bandwidth requirements
Google Classroom
Zoom
7.7
Mobile support
Google Classroom
Zoom
8.7

Screen Sharing

Google Classroom
Zoom
8.6
Desktop sharing
Google Classroom
Zoom
9.0
Whiteboards
Google Classroom
Zoom
8.3

Online Meetings / Events

Google Classroom
Zoom
8.4
Calendar integration
Google Classroom
Zoom
8.4
Meeting initiation
Google Classroom
Zoom
8.7
Integrates with social media
Google Classroom
Zoom
7.7
Record meetings / events
Google Classroom
Zoom
8.8
Slideshows
Google Classroom
Zoom
8.5

Online Events Collaboration

Google Classroom
Zoom
8.4
Live chat
Google Classroom
Zoom
8.7
Audience polling
Google Classroom
Zoom
8.2
Q&A
Google Classroom
Zoom
8.4

Online Events Security

Google Classroom
Zoom
8.4
User authentication
Google Classroom
Zoom
8.3
Participant roles & permissions
Google Classroom
Zoom
8.5
Confidential attendee list
Google Classroom
Zoom
8.4

Pros

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

Zoom

  • It's a great way to connect around the world with minimal bandwidth consumption.
  • Meeting our peers and exchanging ideas is made possible through the use of high-quality video and audio calls.
  • Exceptional audio and video quality; we are recording meetings and transferring them to other storage.
  • Compared to other apps, it has more features and allows for efficient file sharing within the chatbox.
Muhammad Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Zoom

  • You need an app to make the calls and meetings, but it would be perfect if it had a web-based option.
  • Sometimes when internet speed drops, the audio quality also drops; I would understand the video quality dropping, but the audio doesn't consume much bandwidth, so it would be nice to have a consistent audio even on low internet speeds.
Alban Kaperi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 1.0
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

Zoom

Zoom 9.5
Based on 15 answers
We're sticking with Zoom for the foreseeable future--given its compelling feature set, ease of use, and advanced technology, there's just no other competition to be excited about. Plus it's a Gartner-recognized industry leader, so it's a rather easy choice.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 3.0
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

Zoom

Zoom 8.7
Based on 28 answers
Everything is easy to understand and use, new users need no training. On the flipside there are minor annoyances such as calendar export being cumbersome (need re-auth every time) and also not having recordings shared within a team or forcing people to name them.
Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

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

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
There have been less than a handful of outages during our two years with Zoom, and whenever there was one, an email informing us of the outage went out immediately, and they had the issue resolved shortly thereafter.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 9.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Zoom has among the best performance of any video conference platform, as I've mentioned several times. Besides that, their Chat platform works great, and their back end always runs smooth. It's unfortunate that reporting can now only be done by one month at a time, but nonetheless, it only takes a second to run any kind of Zoom report, whether it's an attendee report, Poll results, a user report, a list of meetings from the past month, etc.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 6.4
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

Zoom

Zoom 7.8
Based on 42 answers
As I've written before, Zoom makes us feel like we matter and that we're a client rather than a customer. They want us to succeed and they put in the time to make sure that we do. I feel like they're more of a business partner rather than simply a vendor or supplier. They spent a lot of time onboarding with us, giving us demos, helping us get set up, and then giving us follow-up to be sure it's going well.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 2.0
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

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 14 answers
If you receive any pushback from higher ups, point to any of the various positive reviews like this one. Or show Zoom's excellent Gartner report, or articles describing Zoom's partnership with Sequoia capital. It's not difficult to show how Zoom is a trustworthy industry leader with best-in-class technology.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zoom

Zoom cannot be beaten for ubiquity - 100% of my clients and prospective clients are already familiar with Zoom. This is the #1 reason why I use Zoom. Additionally, Zoom integrates with AcuityScheduling, saving me a lot of time in creating meetings and adding them to the calendar. Zoom is disappointing in terms of video quality, interactivity features, and privacy. In cases where I need to use the recording of webinars for digital products, I will always use Crowdcast, and in cases where privacy is essential, I will use JitsiMeet.
Sarah Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Google Classroom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoom

Zoom 8.0
Based on 6 answers
No there are no aspects that I would recommend to be changed as far as Zoom that I would like to change. The user interface, resource-sharing capabilities, participant ease of use, meeting invitations, and easy integration with other apps make it worthy of the pricing that it demands or proposes from its users/stakeholders.
Santanu Sen | 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

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the Basic licenses are completely free, and because it's very easy to configure and install Zoom, and because anyone can join Zoom from a link without needing an account, scaling is a Breeze. There are absolutely no roadblocks. My company keeps adding more Zoom Pro license every week since it's so in demand. We were able to convert users from several different platforms onto Zoom with no trouble at all.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Professional Services

Google Classroom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoom

Zoom 8.7
Based on 5 answers
It's a terrific tool for virtual meetings, presentations, and get-togethers. It's an incredible method to connect with individuals all around the world. It's a professional tool that enables us to share our experiences while continuing to work. It's simple to use, works with Google Calendar, and allows you to arrange meetings. If you work from home or abroad, Zoom includes great features like screen sharing, remote control, presentation mode, and even backdrops. I have been able to keep my work life balanced by integrating with other software. Clients were happy getting a simpler form of communication platform
Mohiuddin Robin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Zoom

  • It enables me to send and receive messages from my team members during video calls, handling online presentations.
  • With the ability to quickly stop, mute, and even receive notifications when someone enters or exits the meeting room, I'm never obligated to show up while making a call.
  • It is possible to record online meetings for future reference and more effective customer service. As we dealt with a lockdown, Zoom helped our business run smoothly.
Aurpa Fiza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Google Classroom

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per month

Google Classroom Editions & Modules

Edition
Google Workspace for Education Standard$31
Teaching and Learning Upgrade$42
Google Workspace for Education Plus$53
Education Fundamentals$04
  1. per student/per year
  2. per license/per month
  3. per student/per year
  4. per license/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Education Fundamentals Version - 30-day free trial for qualifying institutions.

Zoom

General

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

Starting Price

$14.99 per month

Zoom Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Virtual H.323/SIP Room Connector$491
Business19.991
  1. per month
SaaS Edition
BasicFree1
Pro14.992
Business19.992
Enterprise19.992
  1. Free
  2. per month/per license
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts available for each plan if you pay annually.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Classroom
8.4
Zoom
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Google Classroom
1.0
Zoom
9.5

Usability

Google Classroom
3.0
Zoom
8.7

Reliability and Availability

Google Classroom
9.0
Zoom
10.0

Performance

Google Classroom
9.0
Zoom
10.0

Support Rating

Google Classroom
6.4
Zoom
7.8

Implementation Rating

Google Classroom
2.0
Zoom
10.0

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Google Classroom
Zoom
8.0

Scalability

Google Classroom
10.0
Zoom
10.0

Professional Services

Google Classroom
Zoom
8.7

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