About GoGuardian

GoGuardian is a school management solution for educators and academic organizations to engage and monitor students. The cloud-based school technology program helps institutions to digitize the learning experience for students through classroom management, behavioral monitoring, network filtering, mental health checks, device management and suicide prevention. GoGuardian suite combines different modules for managing activities across administrators, teachers, fleet, and more. Additionally, it offers an activity dashboard to ensure educators have a consolidated space to perform tasks such as setting configuration, filtering, monitoring security, managing users and devices, generating reports, and more. GoGuardian offers Android and iOS mobile apps for parents t...
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GoGuardian User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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Natalie

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

October 2021

Amazing Teaching Software

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Nathan

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

May 2019

Top of the Line Chromebook Monitoring Solution

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.

Josh

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

October 2020

Good Device-Monitoring Software

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.

Reasons for choosing GoGuardian

Features seemed easier to quickly adopt. We believed our staff could more easily handle the transition to GoGuardian due to its easy interface.

Edith

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Primary/Secondary Education

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

November 2021

GoGuardian can help!

Overall, I think using GoGuardian can help schools keep kids away from sites that are inappropriate for their age or setting. I would recommend that schools give it a try. I think being clear about what to expect from GoGuardian will help teachers understand it's benefits as well as its disadvantages.

Pros

What I like most about GoGuardian is that I can monitor which websites my students are on. If they are supposed to be on 1 of 2 websites, I can see that are following my directions and expectations. I can either close the site or go to the student to get them back on track. I also appreciate the off-task highlighting, although it's not always very accurate as when my kids are researching, the program can't always tell on- from off-task behavior.

Cons

GoGuardian advertises itself as freeing the teacher to wander the room and conference with kids. I feel that GoGuardian actually ties me to my computer more than I usually would be. I've only been using the platform for a few weeks, so maybe that will change.

Brendalee

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
2

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

May 2019

Big learning curve needed

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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