Nearpod Features

Nearpod

Student engagement platform for the education sector

4.73/5 (137 reviews)

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Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Assignment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Blended Learning
Breakout Rooms
Class Scheduling
Classroom Management
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Curriculum Management
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Feedback Management
Gamification
Higher Education
Information Hub
Interactive Learning
Interactive Whiteboard
K-12
LMS Integration (LTI)
Learning Management
Mobile App
Performance Metrics
Polls/Voting
Presentation Tools
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Raise Hand
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Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Real-Time Chat
Real-time Broadcasting
Real-time Updates
Reporting/Analytics
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Self-Learning
Session Recording
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Student Information/Records
Student Management
Student Portal
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Virtual Classroom
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Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Assignment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Blended Learning
Breakout Rooms
Class Scheduling
Classroom Management
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Curriculum Management
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Feedback Management
Gamification
Higher Education
Information Hub
Interactive Learning
Interactive Whiteboard
K-12
LMS Integration (LTI)
Learning Management
Mobile App
Performance Metrics
Polls/Voting
Presentation Tools
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Raise Hand
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Real-Time Chat
Real-time Broadcasting
Real-time Updates
Reporting/Analytics
Screen Sharing
Self-Learning
Session Recording
Skills Assessment
Student Information/Records
Student Management
Student Portal
Surveys & Feedback
Video Support
Virtual Classroom
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Nearpod Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Nearpod's features:

Nikki A.

Nearpod: A game-changing interactive teaching tool

2021-08-28

Nearpod has been a game-changer in my teaching - synchronous, asynchronous and hybrid.

Pros

Educators benefit from a variety of tools for alternative assessment.

Cons

Products from some activities (e.g 'draw it' activities) are not easy enough to access.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Cristina G.

Excellent Resource for teachers

2020-06-11

If it is being used for assessments, it automatically grades the assessments and you can download the grade reports.

Pros

I also love that you are able to use it for an assessment.

Cons

The only con I could say is that once a powerpoint is uploaded onto Nearpod, you are not be able to make changes to a page. You have to make the changes to the actual powerpoint presentation and then reload it onto Nearpod.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lisa M.

My new favorite distance learning tools!

2020-05-05

We had more teachers use this service than any other offered because they said it was very user friendly and it gave them great immediate feedback on student progress.

Pros

Nearpod has a great resource library with lots of great videos and lesson content.

Cons

I am curious how expensive it is going to be. The service is free right now because of COVID-19 but we will definitely need to invest in it next year.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Christine G.

Verified Reviewer

Great Engagement and Success Tracking

2020-02-20

I often turn to the Nearpod library when I need a last minute lesson-- it gives me content to start with so I don't have to build a lesson from scratch.

Pros

I use Nearpod for training teachers as well as creating and delivering lessons to students. The interactive features such as quizzes, a Time To Climb game, and Draw It keep grownups and kid engaged in the material. The VR "field trips" are amazing also, even if you don't have VR goggles. Nearpod support is great, there is a very active community of users to learn from, and the company is very responsive to feedback.

Cons

There are many premade lessons, but they often need to be customized for specific audiences such as grade level (I have found some of the Kindergarten lessons, for example, are too advanced for most little ones).The file structure and management is also a little awkward.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Angela T.

Nearpod works

2021-07-22

It also integrates well as Google classroom.

Pros

This is great for instructional design as well as assessment and handling classroom management issues on a daily basis.

Cons

The free version has very limited space. We had to purchase the gold version to be able to utilize its full potential.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Angel H.

Great presentation

2018-04-15

Pros

Create customized quizzes Automatically creates reports Open ended tasks Has a draw feature Free account Easy to import pictures Allows students to take ownership of their learning Teacher controls slides Powerpoints can be converted

Cons

With student-paced lessons, students might not read all the information provided in order to hurry through the lessons.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Hope M.

Nearpod has transformed our classrooms

2021-04-15

It has been an excellent tool for asynchronous learning.

Pros

The student paced option is great for asynchronous work.

Cons

I hope that this in the works with the new integration that is coming with Google Classroom updates.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Hari P.

Verified Reviewer

Interactive and Effective Learning with Nearpod

2021-07-08

My students love it so, learning has been quite fun during this pandemic.

Pros

It a very effective and interactive way of learning. You can reach all of your students together with Nearpod.

Cons

Sometimes students report of facing lags while using the app.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ronald N.

Nearpod For In-person or Distance Learning

2020-11-20

I have been using Nearppod for a bit of time and then when the pandemic hit and remote learning took over it was a blessing to be able to use, it made student feel like I was right there with them and we continued with our lessons but most importantly continued with the relationships that we had built and were able to build new relationships using the platfrom.

Pros

You can be using a premade Nearpod from the thousands in their library within a few minutes and be learning to create your own shortly thereafter.

Cons

The only thing that I don't like is Nearpod own Flocabualry yet you have to pay for it as an add on if you want to be able to use more than 3 of their videos. This was a disappointing to learn.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Christopher E.

Verified Reviewer

Liven Up Your Presentations

2021-05-27

It makes delivering content much more efficient and rewarding for the participants.

Pros

Presentations can have interactive activities, videos with questions, and several other ways to keep students engaged.

Cons

Currently, there are activities for fill in the blank, matching, and multiple choice.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Bryan B.

Verified Reviewer

Amazing Resource for Student Engagement

2020-05-23

Its an amazing tool that all teachers need to have in their arsenal. As a teacher, I used it daily and it was my go-to presentation creator.

Pros

Teachers can easily create engaging activities, complete formative assessment checks, and connect students remotely through self-paced or teacher-led lessons.

Cons

When students join a session, Nearpod simply asks them to type their name. It would be great if they implemented some type of SSO option so it automatically logs students' names. This would significantly cut down on the number of inappropriate things students may type in as names.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Elizabeth P.

Early education users

2021-12-15

Nearpod is really fun for children and very engaging overall. I would recommend to any teacher seeking purposeful and active usage of technology.

Pros

They think it’s amazing because they can go on virtual tours and interact with the activities. For teacher use, it allows us to control the pacing and it’s flexible enough to change activities.

Cons

I rely heavily on the bank of activities.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Yannick W.

Verified Reviewer

Revolutionary Student Engagement

2019-04-12

Pros

- students can follow and participate on their phones - allows teachers to review student responses and generate reports to monitor student progress

Cons

- more functionalities behind pay wall - sometimes slow and laggy - student attention indicator not accurate

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Shava R.

Great application for engaging students

2020-10-24

It has helped me to be more engaged with instructions and it allows me to review students progress.

Pros

I also enjoy adding quiz and matching activities in my lessons

Cons

I could not include gif images when designing lessons

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 201-500 employees)
Verified Reviewer

An excellent interactive tool for teaching and learning

2019-11-30

We use Nearpod to promote active learning in our teachers and trainers.

Pros

The paid-for plans also provide access to many other libraries of existing content.

Cons

The lover level paid-for plans are quite limited in the number of active users and the fact that >200 concurrent users requires a custom enterprise plan may put off smaller, not-for-profit organisations. It would be good to have larger audience users available in the lower tier plans.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Marina G.

Nearpod is great!

2020-12-01

It links to many different learning platforms and is easy to navigate.

Pros

Some are made by Nearpod and some are shared by other teachers. It is easy to upload an existing presentation or to create your own in the platform.

Cons

Sometimes the software can freeze and then students must start the activity over.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Wendy S.

Great interactive resource to keep students engaged digitially

2018-11-30

I like the several options for interactive activities.

Pros

I like that I can see student responses immediately for ongoing formative assessment. I like that there are free lessons to choose from and that they are customizable.

Cons

There are many cool functions that are not available on the free account. Sometimes editing can feel "klunky" and takes a while. It could be more user friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sage W.

Nearpod

2019-12-27

Overall Nearpod is a useful iPad app to use in my classroom to keep my class engaged in their learning.

Pros

Nearpod provides active learning and engagement for all my students in the classroom.

Cons

It would also be nice if there were more free pre-made activities.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Miranda P.

Not for me

2021-06-03

Overall, I found Nearpod very challenging to use. While there are plenty of examples and use cases, this tool simply doesn't have the ROI for me to continue using.

Pros

Nearpod offers a pleathora of features and options to make learning engaging for it's users (students for example).

Cons

The amount of time needed to invest in creating and inputing content was not worth the return.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Alea L.

A Great Tool for Your Teacher Toolbox

2021-05-18

I have even used it for a college course and we collaborated as a group remotely to give a group presentation.

Pros

There are many different types of lessons as well, with different modes of learning.

Cons

It takes some tinkering to get used to, and some of the already-created content is not always what I'm looking for (sometimes it's too advanced).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Joan B.

Initial Opinion

2021-06-10

It's a neat option for delivering engaging content to students.

Pros

Has a lot of features to make learning engaging in various formats (in person, individual, remote) and a free account is available for teachers.

Cons

The free account is quite limited in functionality and features for frequent use or use with larger groups of students (like within a middle or high school).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Shalynn H.

Nearpod

2019-02-12

Pros

This is highly beneficial in a 1 on 1 environment allowing student paced learning. Teacher can interact and assess student in real time.

Cons

Creating content can be time consuming and can get pretty pricey.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Wendy N.

Good Interactive Presentation Tool

2018-05-06

Pros

I like that this can be used for enrichment in a blended learning environment.

Cons

It does take time to make the presentations. It is also expensive if you are teaching multiple grade levels or subjects. As a teacher funds are limited for me. There is not a lot of STEM material currently.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Sarah Z.

Nearpod

2020-03-07

Some have found it life changing and others may use Nearpod as a lesson and assessment resource.

Pros

Nearpod Lesson Library is my favorite feature.

Cons

Nearpod can take some time to learn how to navigate. I also wish they would update their layout and fonts.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ayesha A.

Verified Reviewer

Get Closer to Success with Nearpod

2019-07-26

Pros

What I liked most about this software is that it includes a variety of interactive features that include built-in assessments. It's beneficial for elementary school educators like me who desire to enhance their teaching and students' learning.

Cons

What I liked least about this software is that it loads slowly if there are many users viewing your lesson. Nearpod is also not available to access offline.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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