GoGuardian Teacher - Take Control of Your Classroom
February 19, 2020

GoGuardian Teacher - Take Control of Your Classroom

Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with GoGuardian Teacher

We use GoGuardian Teacher across our organization. It is used by teachers to manage student Chromebook sessions in classrooms. Through this software, teachers can not only see student activity but they can also make filtering decisions on the spot to allow or block websites. This allows teachers to guide their own students without contacting their IT department.
  • Account setup is very easy.
  • The software is extremely intuitive.
  • Students sometimes do not show up in the software despite being logged on to a Chromebook.
  • A Chromebook coming in and out of a sleep state can cause the user to not show up correctly.
  • 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.
At the time we purchased GoGuardian there were no other alternatives that came even close to the functionality of this product. Over time I'm sure that some new products have been released. We, however, have not explored any other software suites for classroom management. We may in the future but for now, we are locked into GoGuardian Teacher.
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.

Do you think GoGuardian Teacher delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with GoGuardian Teacher's feature set?

Yes

Did GoGuardian Teacher live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of GoGuardian Teacher go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy GoGuardian Teacher again?

Yes

GoGuardian Teacher is perfect for school districts that are invested in the G Suite/Chromebook environment. Of all the products we have put in place for teachers, this has received the most attention. Teachers can see everything a student is doing at a given time. They may close tabs that are not productive to student learning. They can lock Chromebooks, chat with students and change filtering all on their own. I honestly think this is one of the best classroom management tools for Chromebook devices.