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Google Apps for Education is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps schools and classes manage educational material from anywhere on any device. It's simple to setup, use and manage, allowing educators to work smarter and focus on what really matters.

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Product Description

Google Apps for Education is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps schools and classes manage educational material from anywhere on any device. It's simple to setup, use and manage, allowing educators to work smarter and focus on what really matters.


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Seller
Google
Ownership
NASDAQ:GOOG
Company Website
Phone
+1 (650) 253-0000
Year Founded
1998
HQ Location
Mountain View, CA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$161,857
Twitter
@google
22,793,389 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
226,485 employees on LinkedIn®
Description

Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Technology Specialist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Graduate Research Assistant, Machine Intelligence, Computer Vision & 3D Lab, IUPUI.
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Google for education is an excellent platform for educators and companies. Our company uses google for their business purposes. Current days the most useful application I like most is the google meet and hangouts. Apart from this Gmail for business, google hangouts, and google classroom is common applications we use daily in my organization. Other features like google drive, google sheet, and google calender are also amazing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

G suit has most of the applications really useful. It is really hard to find the options to dislike. I think Gmail still needs to add more useful features or suitable features to beat Microsoft outlook. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I am a very satisfied and happy customer of google for education. I will give 5 stars to G suite and I will strongly recommend to other individuals or organizations. Gmail for business has some good interactive features than outlook but still, it needs some improvement. Google chat is more useful than other business chatting applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our organization, we use to have training on different useful topics including technical topics and processes for the organization. But due to covid and social distancing, we were not able to attend training. Google meet, google hangouts, and google classroom played an extraordinary role in solving this problem. Also, as I am new to the organization I had to go through some online sessions with my coworkers for knowledge sharing. We used google meet and hangouts for this purpose. It actually worked as the physical training session we used to have in person and I never felt any difficulties during the training sessions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UP
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Google for Education easily transitioned with me from Google Classroom to my district's required Canvas. Due to security concerns, we switched to Canvas for virtual learning only this year. I can still easily create worksheets in Google Slides and inport them into Canvas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish some of the default settings could be changed. For example, when I open Google Slides, I often need a blank slide that is 8 1/2 by 11 to make a worksheet. It shouldn't take me seven click to begin a blank slide. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's obvious, but make sure to utilize Google Drive to make organization easy and access broader. Also, use Google Draw instead of Pear Deck if you're wanting free write answers: the screen on which to draw is much bigger on Chromebooks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I no longer have to collect papers from my students (no germs, nothing lost, can grade from anywhere). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Freelance Translator (English - Spanish - English)
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

That all you need to your classes is connected. Classroom, meet, calendar, gmail. You have everything at hand, easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not much, just that the only material I can share in my Meet classes is the one that is display in Chrome. You cannot share other documents and you cannot share audios (except the ones in chrome) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need to share audios o material with audio that cannot be displayed on Chrome you should use other platform than Meet Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am having my English classes using Google for Education Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Google syncs so well together! I use a desktop at my desk to do my work, then show it on my promethean board to share with the kids.

When I go home, I can easily do all of my work on my laptop through my google accounts.

I love how easy it is to share something with someone else for them to view, edit, or comment! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There really isn’t much I dislike about Google. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

My recommendation is finding time and videos to help you learn about it. If you’re in education, it’s worth looking into! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I’m solving children’s education through virtual learning. I am able to bridge gaps through Google. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Registrar
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use since most people in higher education are at least familiar with Google Suite products for personal use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The search features in GMail are not always useful in returning helpful searches for keywords. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Google for Education for all of our college's needs - GMail, Google Meet for synchronous classroom instruction, and Google Drive to share documents, among others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Google classroom is easy to use and is accessible from all devices, it truly is accessible for everyone and is simple and user friendly. It enables effective communication and sharing between the users and It has a great commenting system that promotes effective feedback for assignments! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Doesn't allow access from multiple domains. Limited integration to other google applications like google calendar and no automated updates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are a longtime Google user - you will feel right at home using Google for Education. If you are new to Google, you will find that you can still navigate Google for Education easily and adapt. It is straightforward and made for the user! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Going paperless by centralizing eLearning materials in one location. Ability to not lose assignments that are handed in. Simple design that is intuitive and user friendly - user feels right at home. Comfort for the user with clean Google layouts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Associate Professor of Political Science
Higher Education
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The integration of Google suite products into Google Classroom makes setting up, managing, and grading a course during the pandemic easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would like more options for Google Forms, but Google is constantly updating and improving products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Students can be reminded of upcoming due dates automatically and with the calendar integration I get fewer missed assignments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Google Suite for Education is super easy to use! Students are given a school email to use and only school emails can access the educational platforms. Ensuring a safe space for children to be on the internet to learn. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I am the google administrator for our school. The only thing I don't like is that sometimes their improvements take a while to come to use. We also have the option to use the our NYCDOE google platforms which have some of the improvements already! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider the fact that you would be creating a safe space for your students to interact and learn. It's a great platform for education. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a fully remote teacher teaching students who are in person and remote. It makes it easy to make schedules and post class meeting, assignments, questions etc, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Many different applications that work for school environment such as chats, classroom, Google Drive is probably the most used and easy access especially now when multiple staff are having to work remotely. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Doesn't seem to be the most user friendly when wanting to use 3rd party apps. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Is a good product and pretty much does everything you would need and covers many different apps such as photos, classes, centralized storage, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better collaboration and use between staff/faculty and student body and an easy way to access files from within the school and when working remotely. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Can be used with adults or kids. Students as low as 4th grade can navigate easily, maybe younger can use basic functions. A controlled environment for students to be exposed and practice with email and somewhat social platforms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some things are just tricky. After students open assignments, the template cannot be edited. I would like if the teacher could archive or inactivate assignments so they still exist but are not visible to students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Almost any kind of resource can be shared or linked! Distance learning requires more than just one type or style of sharing, and Google Classroom specifically makes this possible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Digital Strategist
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

-Institution-wide email through Gmail.

-Shared calendars.

-Video and voice conferencing. Dial-in access to meetings (US only) Closed Captioning, viewer initiated. Meetings up to 100 participants. No live streaming. No recording meetings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I could pick on to dislike about Google For Education Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It has ease of use and there is google support community forum that answers almost all questions you might have. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is a platform that helps with education from home and enhances remote learning with ease. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Google for Education provides a comprehensive platform for managing so much in one place. It provides ease of communication, sharing, and administration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's a little daunting having access to so much in one place, so you might have to contact support a few times to get you going on a few things. Luckily, Google support is far above the pack in terms of helpfulness. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's free, so give it a try. If you like, you can take it for a test drive on a subdomain. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Google for Education provides an easy way to manage email, devices, assignments, and so much more in a convenient package. With all the different integrated services, including 3rd party, we don't have to manage a dozen different accounts for each student. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Retail worker
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

this made learning online much simpler with keeping track of assignments and progress made much simpler than similar alternatives Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

sometime links would have a hard time working due to google checking and being hesitant about viruses Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

it is a very useful tool for learning Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I solved problems that were being prevented by not being able to have in person schooling. google for education helps to fix these problems and made at home learning much easier than ever before! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love how easily we can communicate with others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see improvements on creating user-friendly features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend remembering passwords and personal information Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I’ve been able to communicate with others! It’s been easy to work together as a team! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

As the technology is growing like vast. education system also got updated .It got Real to virtual.In that case there are many platforms that offer online learning or online classes.When compared to other platforms I like Google for education because it is easy to operate and a normal uneducated person also can handle this.It offers many collaboration tools . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As it is a one of the top Company that maintains everything at its best,but has to fix some bug issues.apart of this everything is alright for me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easily communicate with others and can attend online classes and can post assignments easily through it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It is excellent for the most things related to education Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The lack of some features compared to e.g. MS Excel Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No problems but since it is ”all in the cloud” some features are on a basic level compared to ”real software”. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UP
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like how everything syncs together and I can access my materials from anywhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have no complaints about Google for Education. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would highly suggest making the move to Google for Education because it makes life so much easier! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Students can access documents without internet access which helps my students who do not have internet at home. I also am not having issues with students losing papers because they are safely stored in Google Drive. Students only have to remember one username and password, because they are able to use their Google account to login to many other platforms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UP
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

What I like best about Google for Education is the UI experience. It is very age-friendly and simple for people of all ages to utilize. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Something that I believe can be improved are easier chat boxes for personalized usage i.e. making it easier to discuss with somebody 1 on 1. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Many people use google - so the benefits of using Google for Education are great because it is more accessible for others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communication to bigger groups of people Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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instructor
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like Google Hangouts for chats and Gmail is great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how hard it is to organize mail folders. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Chatting with my students, real time communication using Gmail and Hangouts Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Google Education makes it easy to share materials and announcements and simplifies evaluations of student work. Best part? It's FREE to use! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There needs to be a better integration with Google Hangouts to feel more like a traditional learning management tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With COVID-19, teaching remotely is a must. Using Google for Education to make students feel like they're still in a classroom Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It is easy to use. Our institution reliably uses this platform to access educational material to our student and tutors from anywhere. This tool ensures there is up to date data with relevant information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not have anything to dislike from the use of this tool. The tool is very useful and we greatly benefit from it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend the use of Google for Education to any institution since it highly contributes to use of technology. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the problem of access to educational materials for our students from different locations. This platform has really boosted our digital platform and many people can acces our institution information from remote areas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Instructor
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

User friendly. Easy to navigate the interface; lots of apps and add-ons to supplement google apps. Easy integration between apps. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Google docs and spread sheets should be more customizable. Google sites limited customization Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great tool for education; just not as customizable when using google docs and google sites. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

High school daily class management. Students find it easy to locate assignments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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teacher
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Google for Education has really helped during this distance learning period of education. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There needs to be active educators helping develop programs that would work better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great but still needs a few tweaks Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Google for Education has allowed us to teach during Covid-10, and even Hurricane Sally. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Google combines classroom with drive. It is also great with gmail! Very user friendly! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are not any features I don’t like. They are fantastic! I hope my agency starts using this all the time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is great for collaboration! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can do professional development for staff far and wide! I have set up children a virtual classroom as well! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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