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Student engagement platform for the education sector

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Nearpod Alternatives

How do Nearpod alternatives compare?

Pear Deck and LessonUp stand out as its top competitors based on similarity, popularity and user reviews. When comparing Nearpod to its top 100 alternatives, GoToMeeting has the highest rating, with SafeShare.tv as the runner-up, and Nearpod ranking 9th place. GoToMeeting has the most reviews with a total of 8,907, while Nearpod has 137. Users say GoToMeeting tops the list for value for money followed by Google Classroom, while Nearpod comes in 21st. Users also say GoToMeeting and SafeShare.tv are the easiest to use, while Nearpod takes 10th place.

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Top 100 Alternatives & Competitors to Nearpod

Pear Deck

4.4
(28)

Cloud-based student engagement platform for schools

Features

Total

10

22

31

features in common

10

features in common

Pear Deck's unique features

  • Third Party Integrations

  • Real Time Monitoring

  • Communication Management

  • Content Library

Nearpod's unique features

  • Curriculum Management

  • Gamification

  • Class Scheduling

  • Student Portal

Starting from

$149.99/year

Value for money

4.1

0.3

4.4

What users say about Pear Deck's value for money

I love the versatility of Pear Deck and how easy it is for students to use. I love that the answers can be anonymous to create a safe learning environment.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

I love that this can be added to Google Slides to make them interactive. Students can do it while at home or in class, which is great, and easily connect from their iPads.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

LessonUp

(0)

Dutch-language course authoring & remote learning platform

Features

Total

9

25

31

features in common

9

features in common

LessonUp's unique features

  • Two-Way Audio & Video

  • Course Publishing

  • Customizable Questions

  • Media Import

Nearpod's unique features

  • Real-time Broadcasting

  • Skills Assessment

  • Real Time Data

  • Video Support

Edmodo

4.4
(333)

Where Learning Happens

Features

Total

7

19

31

features in common

7

features in common

Edmodo's unique features

  • Communication Management

  • Social Learning

  • Real-time Updates

  • Real Time Notifications

Nearpod's unique features

  • Media Library

  • Higher Education

  • 3D Objects

  • Learning Management

Value for money

4.3

0.1

4.4

What users say about Edmodo's value for money

It is fairly easy to learn how to use Edmodo, both for teachers and for students. The notifications are super helpful and there are informational videos in case you want to learn how to use a feature.

ao

ambar o.

It has given me an ability to keep up with the discussions of the teaching community and also save my readings that I will find to be helpful in the future when I start teaching.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

ConexED

4.7
(95)

All-In-One Virtual Student Succes Platform

Features

Total

20

152

31

features in common

20

features in common

ConexED's unique features

  • Appointment Scheduling

  • Host Controls

  • Real Time Analytics

  • Registration Management

Nearpod's unique features

  • Course Authoring

  • Performance Metrics

  • Media Library

  • Learning Management

Starting from

$0.01/year

Value for money

4.5

0.1

4.4

What users say about ConexED's value for money

Overall I have had an amazing experience with ConexEd team. They have been super supportive and made the transition process for our department very smooth.

AS

Angelique S.

Great opportunity to reach, teach and talk with students online and Counsel them through their academic journey.

AL

APINERU L.

Turning

4.1
(30)

Polling and survey software with learner engagement

Features

Total

18

81

31

features in common

18

features in common

Turning's unique features

  • Asynchronous Learning

  • PowerPoint Integration

  • Survey/Poll Management

  • Compliance Management

Nearpod's unique features

  • Performance Metrics

  • Audio File Management

  • Video Support

  • Media Library

Starting from

$1

Value for money

4.0

0.4

4.4

What users say about Turning's value for money

The software is relatively user friendly. Due to the nature of our industry, we do prefer to use the built in clickers, but having the option for smart devices is also a great benefit.

JX

Joey X.

It is super easy to use. One thing that is great is once you are set to a channel on your remote for that class you won’t need to change it as long as the receiver’s channel doesn’t get changed.

Jonathan R.

SOFTAULA

4.4
(7)

Learning and education management software for schools

Features

Total

4

25

31

features in common

4

features in common

SOFTAULA's unique features

  • Electronic Payments

  • Attendance Tracking

  • Third Party Integrations

  • Cash Flow Management

Nearpod's unique features

  • Interactive Learning

  • 3D Objects

  • Student Management

  • Learning Management

SEDUCA

(0)

Connecting schools and students to information through tech

Features

Total

26

194

31

features in common

26

features in common

SEDUCA's unique features

  • Two-Way Audio & Video

  • eLearning Companies

  • Private Chat

  • Interactive Whiteboard

Nearpod's unique features

  • Higher Education

  • 3D Objects

  • LMS Integration (LTI)

  • Audio File Management

Classtime

4.9
(89)

Learning and assessment management software

Features

Total

23

137

31

features in common

23

features in common

Classtime's unique features

  • Scheduling

  • Microlearning

  • Live Chat

  • Alerts / Escalation

Nearpod's unique features

  • Real-time Broadcasting

  • LMS Integration (LTI)

  • Mobile App

  • Media Library

Starting from

$9/month

Value for money

4.7

0.3

4.4

What users say about Classtime's value for money

It gets too confusing to have so many open sessions listed, but I hate deleting them just in case there is ever a question about how something was graded.

NP

Nicole P.

I love the fact that I have the oportunity to create assessments, lessons and fun activities for my students in a reasonable amount of time. It is easy to use and student friendly.

CH

Cristina H.

Vevox

4.7
(116)

Live polling and Q&A solution for businesses of all sizes

Features

Total

9

45

31

features in common

9

features in common

Vevox's unique features

  • Online Polling

  • Q&A Management

  • Real Time Notifications

  • Access Controls/Permissions

Nearpod's unique features

  • Curriculum Management

  • Skills Assessment

  • Real Time Data

  • Class Scheduling

Starting from

£40/month

Value for money

4.7

0.3

4.4

What users say about Vevox's value for money

It's great that the user experience can be personalised. As a new user of Vevox, I haven't had the chance to explore all the features yet, but so far it has been an exceptionally good experience.

LH

Lizzie H.

I love the polls with word cloud, the most - I'm a speaker and audiences LOVE this - as do I. It's fun, easy to run, works well, and dramatically increases engagement.

Sarah B.

Thinkific

4.6
(135)

Create, market and sell online courses with Thinkific

Features

Total

14

73

31

features in common

14

features in common

Thinkific's unique features

  • Data Import/Export

  • Synchronous Learning

  • Built-in Course Authoring

  • Blended Learning

Nearpod's unique features

  • Higher Education

  • Student Portal

  • Performance Metrics

  • Student Information/Records

Starting from

$49/month

Value for money

4.4
4.4

What users say about Thinkific's value for money

Thikific is really easy to use even if you are not a technological boffin. It has great features and the support is awesome.

EC

Elmari C.

The software is easy to navigate and has some beautiful templates to help jumpstart user progress.

KC

Karen C.

Presence

4.6
(11)

Campus engagement platform for the education sector

Features

Total

10

20

31

features in common

10

features in common

Presence 's unique features

  • Housing Management

  • Location Tracking

  • Communication Management

  • Rewards Management

Nearpod's unique features

  • Real-time Broadcasting

  • Skills Assessment

  • Video Support

  • LMS Integration (LTI)

Value for money

4.7

0.3

4.4

What users say about Presence 's value for money

I love the interface, and one of the things I love the most is the analytics piece. It has helped us gather and interpret engagement data so much better than before.

SS

Sandrine S.

I have been very satisfied with Presence. It has helped us gain a better understanding of student engagement on our campus, which means it has helped our department tell our story better than before.

SS

Sandrine S.

Blackboard Learn

4.0
(309)

Online learning management system and course management

Features

Total

9

45

31

features in common

9

features in common

Blackboard Learn's unique features

  • Community Management

  • eCommerce Management

  • Mobile Access

  • Blended Learning

Nearpod's unique features

  • Feedback Management

  • Skills Assessment

  • Real Time Data

  • Performance Metrics

Starting from

$9,500/year

Value for money

3.9

0.5

4.4

What users say about Blackboard Learn's value for money

It's been a wonderful experience with Blackboard, i love how other applications integrate so well with Blackboard.

KN

Kennis N.

Overall I had a wonderful experience and I’ve talked to other students about their thoughts and the overall consensus was it’s great for the busy college student.

MP

Michele P.

Top Hat

3.9
(34)

Top Hat is the end-to-end higher education teaching platform

Features

Total

17

66

31

features in common

17

features in common

Top Hat's unique features

  • Data Analysis Tools

  • Breakout Rooms

  • Progress Reports

  • Tests/Assessments

Nearpod's unique features

  • Audio File Management

  • Customizable Templates

  • Performance Metrics

  • Media Library

Starting from

$30

Value for money

3.0

1.4

4.4

What users say about Top Hat's value for money

Awful service, awful and sassy customer service, overall just disappointed. Sad I had to pay for this through my wallet and my GPA.

DS

Dylan S.

My professors who use Top Hat are VERY comfortable with it and seem to maximize its potential. Top Hat is easy for me to use, and it's evidently really easy for my professors to use.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

ThingLink

4.8
(88)

Interactive media editor

Features

Total

13

65

31

features in common

13

features in common

ThingLink's unique features

  • Asset Lifecycle Management

  • Planning Tools

  • Image Library

  • Floor Plans & Maps

Nearpod's unique features

  • Higher Education

  • Audio File Management

  • Self-Learning

  • Interactive Learning

Starting from

$25/month

Value for money

4.5

0.1

4.4

What users say about ThingLink's value for money

Best of all, you can create custom tags and design content that is perfectly suited for your goals.

SH

Sven H.

Super easy for the youngest minds to use and interact with technology for classroom projects. I enjoyed the versatility of it and ease of use.

TM

Teresa M.

Alma

4.3
(263)

Empower progress. Spark potential.

Features

Total

20

128

31

features in common

20

features in common

Alma's unique features

  • Session Recording

  • Screen Sharing

  • Parent Portal

  • Conferencing

Nearpod's unique features

  • Media Library

  • Mobile App

  • Interactive Learning

  • Higher Education

Value for money

4.2

0.2

4.4

What users say about Alma's value for money

The customer support team always has a great attitude and truly feels like they love helping you.

JN

Jacob N.

There are so many GREAT features about Alma, to list just one is hard to do. I love the feed back that I receive from parents, teachers and administrators stating what they love about Alma.

MB

Mark B.

Teameo

5.0
(1)

Virtual class management software.

Features

Total

8

27

31

features in common

8

features in common

Teameo's unique features

  • Customizable Branding

  • Assignment Management

  • Real Time Notifications

  • Access Controls/Permissions

Nearpod's unique features

  • K-12

  • Real Time Data

  • Polls/Voting

  • Skills Assessment

Brightspace

4.2
(170)

Cloud-based learning management solution

Features

Total

9

50

31

features in common

9

features in common

Brightspace's unique features

  • Storyboarding

  • Engagement Tracking

  • Course Tracking

  • Progress Reports

Nearpod's unique features

  • Feedback Management

  • Skills Assessment

  • Real Time Data

  • Class Scheduling

Value for money

3.8

0.6

4.4

What users say about Brightspace's value for money

I liked how good the UX was, I loved the ease of marking exams and writing reviews to students.

SD

Sarah D.

Faculty and students alike can get what they need to be successful. Tech support is wonderful.

CD

Candace D.

Moodle

4.2
(1.8K)

Free, open-source LMS for educators, admins & learners

Features

Total

12

71

31

features in common

12

features in common

Moodle's unique features

  • Compliance Management

  • Training Administration

  • Course Publishing

  • Asynchronous Learning

Nearpod's unique features

  • Student Management

  • Student Portal

  • LMS Integration (LTI)

  • Classroom Management

Value for money

4.4
4.4

What users say about Moodle's value for money

The overall experience using Moodle is good. It great to navigate even if your a first time user and is very effective in online teacher especially during this pandemic.

AP

Arlando P.

Moodle has allowed many students, like myself, to gain information at an affordable price while still receiving quality analysis of books, skills for learning, and more.

Phoebe T.

CANVAS

4.5
(2.2K)

#1 Learning Management System for Educational Institutions

Features

Total

12

79

31

features in common

12

features in common

CANVAS's unique features

  • Certification Management

  • Lesson Planning

  • Skills Tracking

  • Synchronous Learning

Nearpod's unique features

  • Student Management

  • Performance Metrics

  • LMS Integration (LTI)

  • Self-Learning

Value for money

4.5

0.1

4.4

What users say about CANVAS's value for money

I love that Canvas allows me to create beautiful, eye catching ads with ease. I never thought myself much of an ad designer but Canvas makes it easy to advertise my business and stay on budget.

BL

Brittany L.

Canvas is a great platform from a student perspective. It is extremely easy to use and makes learning a little more fun.

JG

Jesse G.

LanSchool

4.3
(28)

Classroom management software for educational institutions

Features

Total

9

31

31

features in common

9

features in common

LanSchool's unique features

  • Virtual Classroom

  • Communication Management

  • Tests/Assessments

  • Data Import/Export

Nearpod's unique features

  • Curriculum Management

  • Real Time Data

  • Gamification

  • Performance Metrics

Value for money

4.2

0.2

4.4

What users say about LanSchool's value for money

LanSchool is amazing it comes with some great features that make students and teachers get more interactive and live in the learning-teaching environment.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Those kind of features are very interesting nice to have in a classroom to make it more smarter.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

NetSupport School

4.7
(20)

Complete Classroom Management and Instruction

Features

Total

10

52

31

features in common

10

features in common

NetSupport School's unique features

  • View Student Monitors

  • Tests/Assessments

  • Support Audio/Images/Video

  • Surveys & Feedback

Nearpod's unique features

  • Feedback Management

  • Real Time Data

  • Performance Metrics

  • Course Authoring

Value for money

4.6

0.2

4.4

What users say about NetSupport School's value for money

Very happy to have this product in our building- customer support is among the best I have had.

IK

Irma K.

We hope to expand in the future and willdefinitely be looking for more NetSupport to grow with us as we do. Thank you to all of the staff at NetSupport for a great product and the constant updates.

RH

Ron H.

NewGenEducationApp

(0)

Cloud-based digital platform for education sector

Features

Total

5

30

31

features in common

5

features in common

NewGenEducationApp's unique features

  • Social Learning

  • Skills Tracking

  • Course Management

  • Progress Reports

Nearpod's unique features

  • Curriculum Management

  • 3D Objects

  • Student Management

  • Higher Education

Scaffold Platform

(0)

Corporate Companies Franchise Chains Industry Schools/ Unive

Features

Total

8

38

31

features in common

8

features in common

Scaffold Platform's unique features

  • Third Party Integrations

  • Built-in Course Authoring

  • Mobile Learning

  • Progress Reports

Nearpod's unique features

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Polls/Voting

  • Higher Education

  • Real Time Data

SEQTA

3.9
(11)

Learning management solution for K-12 and IB schools

Features

Total

21

94

31

features in common

21

features in common

SEQTA's unique features

  • Electronic Assignments & Tests

  • Customizable Reports

  • Parent Portal

  • Mobile Alerts

Nearpod's unique features

  • Real-time Broadcasting

  • Media Library

  • 3D Objects

  • Polls/Voting

Value for money

4.1

0.3

4.4

What users say about SEQTA's value for money

The support is outstanding with SEQTA doing all that it can do make sure the product works for you.

SC

Shane C.

As an administration tool it is excellent. It manages administration content very well and is a great CMS.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Socrates

5.0
(19)

Teaching assistant & learning platform

Features

Total

12

28

31

features in common

12

features in common

Socrates 's unique features

  • Progress Reports

  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Alerts/Notifications

  • Blended Learning

Nearpod's unique features

  • Student Management

  • Video Support

  • Course Authoring

  • Customizable Templates

Value for money

5.0

0.6

4.4

What users say about Socrates 's value for money

This is a great interactive platform for supplemental education for students. The platform looks like a video game platform which is very attractive to students.

CA

CD A.

The platform is fun and interactive which makes it fun for the kids to learn.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Minga

4.5
(15)

Student engagement platform

Features

Total

8

42

31

features in common

8

features in common

Minga's unique features

  • User Management

  • Safety Management

  • Engagement Tracking

  • Calendar Management

Nearpod's unique features

  • K-12

  • Real Time Data

  • Gamification

  • Skills Assessment

Value for money

4.2

0.2

4.4

What users say about Minga's value for money

I love that we have been able to open up our classrooms to each other, and the admin have commented about how nice it is to see more of the amazing things happening around the building.

AM

Amy M.

Minga customer service and training has been outstanding. They love their product and it shows in all that they do.

DK

Denise K.

GoGuardian

4.7
(116)

School management software for the digital environment

Features

Total

8

31

31

features in common

8

features in common

GoGuardian's unique features

  • Communication Management

  • Activity Tracking

  • Reminders

  • Real Time Notifications

Nearpod's unique features

  • Curriculum Management

  • Polls/Voting

  • Gamification

  • Real Time Data

Value for money

4.4
4.4

What users say about GoGuardian's value for money

Their customer support and outreach has been phenemenal. Not only does the GoGuardian team respond to my emails and requests, but they are happy to reach out for feedback and ideas for improvement.

Daniel B.

But he can watch mindnumbing violence provoking irrational anger creating minecraft videos on you tube. And did I say theyve stopped me from monitoring that activity as his mother.

LG

Leah G.

Synap

4.9
(13)

An LMS that helps deliver online courses and exams at scale.

Features

Total

14

91

31

features in common

14

features in common

Synap's unique features

  • Tests/Assessments

  • Audio/Video Recording

  • Progress Tracking

  • Automatic Grading

Nearpod's unique features

  • Gamification

  • Class Scheduling

  • Audio File Management

  • Student Information/Records

Starting from

£300/month

Value for money

4.9

0.5

4.4

What users say about Synap's value for money

I love how responsive the development team is when I need them and how the system is always improving. I really like how as an admin I can switch over to study mode to see what a learner would see.

AG

Alex G.

We all sing the praises of this programme and the kind people behind it.

HS

Henda S.

Destiny One

3.9
(36)

Cloud-based student lifecycle management solution

Features

Total

12

61

31

features in common

12

features in common

Destiny One's unique features

  • Scheduling

  • Payment Processing

  • Faculty/Staff Management

  • Wait List Management

Nearpod's unique features

  • 3D Objects

  • Video Support

  • Media Library

  • Self-Learning

Value for money

3.5

0.9

4.4

What users say about Destiny One's value for money

The best thing about Destiny One is their extremely responsive support staff. I have only been using the product for a little over a year, but have had a great experience with their support staff.

TM

Traci M.

Destiny One had a significant impact on our department's efficiency and growth. The team that supported our project was outstanding.

CY

Carolyn Y.

Eventus

4.9
(15)

Student engagement platform for higher education

Features

Total

7

25

31

features in common

7

features in common

Eventus' unique features

  • Real Time Reporting

  • Status Tracking

  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Real Time Notifications

Nearpod's unique features

  • Feedback Management

  • Gamification

  • Learning Management

  • Real Time Data

DegreeSight

(0)

Academic Degree Advising

Features

Total

7

42

31

features in common

7

features in common

DegreeSight's unique features

  • Real Time Notifications

  • Evaluation Management

  • Communication Management

  • Planning Tools

Nearpod's unique features

  • Curriculum Management

  • Polls/Voting

  • Gamification

  • Real Time Data

Seats Software

(0)

Student Engagement and Retention Analytics Software

Features

Total

7

22

31

features in common

7

features in common

Seats Software's unique features

  • Financial Aid Management

  • Housing Management

  • Monitoring

  • Real Time Notifications

Nearpod's unique features

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Polls/Voting

  • Gamification

  • Real Time Data

Blue

4.6
(49)

Automated feedback collection for development-based programs

Features

Total

13

61

31

features in common

13

features in common

Blue's unique features

  • Progress Reports

  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Employee Onboarding

  • Email Reminders

Nearpod's unique features

  • Real-time Broadcasting

  • Video Support

  • Self-Learning

  • Mobile App

Value for money

4.2

0.2

4.4

What users say about Blue's value for money

Fabulous software vendor, flawless delivery to students, mobile friendly, ada compliant, great performance, hosting, great customer support.

PC

Peggy C.

This information is helpful because we get to know what needs to be done for students to respond positively and to improve so to get constructive feedback from these evaluations.

BM

Bongani M.

Ellucian

3.6
(66)

Suite of operations tools for higher education

Features

Total

10

51

31

features in common

10

features in common

Ellucian's unique features

  • Scheduling

  • Real Time Notifications

  • Enrollments/Onboarding

  • Budgeting/Forecasting

Nearpod's unique features

  • K-12

  • Skills Assessment

  • Performance Metrics

  • Course Authoring

Value for money

3.2

1.2

4.4

What users say about Ellucian's value for money

The navigation makes absolutely no sense, it's is extremely hard to just register for classes and find your way to the proper information. Absolutely unintuitive and simply extremely ugly.

IS

Iris S.

It's awful, but they have us trapped because no one else can compete with them. Sometimes I think it would all be easier if we just used Excel to track student records.

CL

Cassaundra L.

MediaShareiQ

(0)

Video Content Management and Lecture Recording Solution

Features

Total

16

84

31

features in common

16

features in common

MediaShareiQ's unique features

  • Audience Analytics

  • Multi-User Collaboration

  • Real Time Notifications

  • Event Scheduling

Nearpod's unique features

  • Skills Assessment

  • Class Scheduling

  • Audio File Management

  • Performance Metrics

Admit Video

5.0
(1)

Interview management software for educational institutions

Features

Total

11

51

31

features in common

11

features in common

Admit Video's unique features

  • Scheduling

  • Ratings / Reviews

  • Student Group Management

  • Commenting/Notes

Nearpod's unique features

  • Student Management

  • Class Scheduling

  • Course Authoring

  • Classroom Management

CampusGroups

5.0
(4)

Campus engagement software

Features

Total

20

186

31

features in common

20

features in common

CampusGroups' unique features

  • Newsletter Management

  • Orientation Workflow Management

  • Email Templates

  • Employee Onboarding<