GoGuardian Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

GoGuardian

School management software for the digital environment

4.72/5 (110 reviews)

GoGuardian overview

What is GoGuardian?

GoGuardian is a cloud-based school management tool designed for the education industry to provide a digital teaching environment to educators for observing students’ behavior and learning patterns. Key features include classroom and asset management, network filtering, mental health monitoring, and behavioral observation for suicide prevention.

GoGuardian involves a built-in AI engine that examines, identifies, and eliminates unwanted content and updates it according to schools and students’ safety guidelines. It offers a dashboard where users can manage and automate admin tasks, such as maintaining roasters, setting devices, generating reports, skills assessments, and more. Also, the screen and timeline view allows educators to receive real-time notifications on students browsing history, opened tabs, and current web pages while restricting any unwanted activity during sessions.

The platform involves digital tools that enable automatic alerts on off-tasks, screenshots for students’ screen, screen sharing, lesson recording, and more. The beacon module provides updates on students’ behavior by monitoring and analyzing their content and activities on the school-issued devices.

GoGuardian offers an API and integration with Google Classroom, Clever, and Classlink to integrate the student information system for facilitating data exchange. The technology program supports Windows environments to provide access on desktop activities and applications.
www.goguardian.com

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GoGuardian user reviews

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Nathan D.

Top of the Line Chromebook Monitoring Solution

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-28
Review Source: Capterra

We have had great success in our 1:1 program with GoGuardian. We have been able to reach out to families when a child was endangered, and our staff is feeling very comfortable using devices in the classroom.

Pros
GoGuardian provides many different features that make implementing a 1:1 Chromebook program fairly easy. The filtering solution is fairly quick and easy to learn and can work off-site. They also have Smart Alerts which notifies us when a student is doing something that could cause self-harm or is looking at pornography. Lastly, the teacher portal allows teachers to monitor and easily step in to help students stay engaged.

Cons
The teacher side of things could use some improvements in the way that it interacts with the Chromebooks, although this might require a different type of installation. It would be great to get a constant live snapshot of Chromebook devices rather than just the current tab.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Josh M.

Good Device-Monitoring Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-13
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, GoGuardian is great as long as it is working. It seems to be plagued with issues in the past few weeks which makes it a bit unreliable. Beyond that, I have enjoyed using it and am satisfied with my choice.

Pros
One of the big pros of GoGuardian is its integration with Google. With just a few clicks, our staff are set up to monitor and guide students through appropriate device usage. The ability to apply Scenes to regulate how much freedom students have in their browsing really helps class time to be used efficiently. The ability to personalize how many "screens" are visible at once on the dashboard is really helpful as well.

Cons
The biggest complaint I have is how unreliable and limited the software is at times. I understand that, more than ever, people are using the internet and devices, but it is fairly common lately where the service is experiencing issues and cannot be used or is extremely limited. The program is great when it is working smoothly, but it experiences issues often enough to be irritating.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Leah G.

Teacher Classroom Use of Go Guardian

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-05-27
Review Source: Capterra

GoGuardian has been very useful for not only remote learning but in person classroom management. It easily allow you to block websites from students and keep them on task. As a one-to-one device school this feature is very helpful.

Pros
I like that I can see all the students screens in my "classroom" at the same time. The chat feature is very useful during virtual learning so students can ask a question without speaking to the whole class. The announcement feature is amazing for student engagement and determining if a student is at their computer screen (student needs to click to get back to their work).

Cons
I wish that a noise was made if a student sends a chat. Teaching remote students and in person students at the same time means that I rely on noises to come back to my student if someone needs help. I also think an automatic notification that can be set up in the settings to go to students who are off task/idle.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Brendalee L.

Big learning curve needed

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-06
Review Source: Capterra

It is ok. It does a good job at filtering on chromebooks.

Pros
It does well filtering what you put in if it is worded correctly

Cons
I know everything is a learning curve but this is a tad more difficult. Thank goodness support is very helpful!

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Khristina B.

GoGuardian

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-03-21
Review Source: Capterra

GoGuardian has helped myself and colleagues during remote learning. We have been able to assist students if they are stuck during instruction. We are able to guide the students to get to the correct website or app on their Chromebook. It has also been really helpful with class management during online learning because we can restrict access to website that the students don't need to using during instruction.

Pros
It has allowed me to be able to help my students during remote learning. After completing the training, it was pretty easy to use the software in the classroom and during remote instruction. I was most excited about being able to put website restrictions on the student's Chromebooks. It was helpful because the students can get easily distracted with Youtube, Netflix and other websites instead of focusing on their schoolwork. I liked that I could restrict websites during school hours and allow access for the evening.

Cons
The training was a little long. It also would have been helpful to have an interactive training. This may be a district training decision to have only online training. I felt that I would have understood more if I was able to set up GoGuardian and use it during the training sessions.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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GoGuardian pricing

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GoGuardian features

API
Activity Dashboard
Blended Learning
Communication Management
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Reporting/Analytics

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