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...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

101 Reviews of GoGuardian

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.71 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(76)

76

4 stars

(23)

23

3 stars

(1)

1

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

(1)

1

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May 2019

Nathan from Central Valley Christian School

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

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.

December 2019

Daniel from Bradford County School District

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

Great product!

GoGuardian Teacher has been a great product and is loved by our teachers. They can choose to monitor or restrict Chromebooks. We use GoGuardian Admin to monitor Smart Alerts and track lost Chromebooks.

Pros

GoGuardian gives you the ability to easily manage your Chromebooks in the classroom. It allows our teachers the freedom to teach instead of monitoring devices.

Cons

There is not much to dislike. They recently added a feature to allow Admins to log in as teachers to troubleshoot issues. That was a previous complaint that has now been addressed.

Reasons for Choosing GoGuardian

GoGuardian allowed more control for the teachers and the platform was user friendly.

December 2020

Daven from IC Imagine

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Our Teachers Love GoGuardian

Pros

Teachers can monitor, view, and exhibit some control over student screens during their classes without actually touching each student's device. That makes 1:1 classroom management soooo much easier.

Cons

I don't really have any cons with the product. They are continually improving and providing updates.

May 2019

Brendalee from Creston Community Schools

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

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!

October 2020

Josh from Kimberly Area School District

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

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.