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Compare Education editions

K–12 and higher-education institutions may qualify for our Education editions, which provide a suite of productivity tools tailored for teaching and learning. 

Compare Education editions

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Use these tables to compare the following editions, available to qualified education institutions:

Education editions

  • Education Fundamentals

    Provides access to core and additional Google services for qualifying schools and universities.
    Add-on features available with the Teaching and Learning Upgrade

  • Education Standard (available April 2021)

    Same features as in Education Fundamentals with premium security and IT features.
    Add-on features available with the Teaching and Learning Upgrade

  • Teaching and Learning Upgrade (available April 2021)

    Premium teaching and learning features that can be added to Education Fundamentals or Education Standard.

  • Education Plus

    Includes all the features in Education Standard and the Teaching and Learning Upgrade.

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General Email Service details

Core and additional services

Usage and support

User access options

Security and data protection

Migration products

Reports and audit logs

3rd-party app integration

Device management

Email addresses and mailing lists

Email usage and limits

Email security and compliance

Advanced email delivery options

Drive and Docs editors

Groups / Groups for Business

Google Meet

Google Chat

Calendar

Classroom and Assignments

Core and additional services

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Gmail and Calendar ✔ 
Groups for Business ✔ 
Chat and chat rooms ✔ 
Digital whiteboarding with Jamboard
Storage and collaboration: Drive, Docs editors ✔ 
Sites ✔ 
Tasks ✔ 
Notetaking with Keep
Video conferencing with Meet ✔ 
Directory management ✔ 
Additional Google services ✔ 
Google Vault for eDiscovery and information governance ✔ 
Google Cloud Search for internal search and assist (across Google and third-party services)      

✔*

Integrate third-party repositories in Cloud Search       ✔*
Index third-party data using Cloud Search       ✔*
AppSheet Core       ✔ 

* For third-party services your organization must have at least 500 user licenses and a Google Cloud Search certified partner.

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Usage and support

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★ Marks where the Teaching and Learning Upgrade adds value to Education Fundamentals or Standard edition

  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Cost Free* Fee per user
Allowed number of users Any number Any number
99.9% uptime guarantee
24/7 support ✔**
Email, document, photo storage 100 TB pooled storage
Additional pooled cloud storage     100 GB per user  20 GB per user

* For qualified educational institutions
** Faster response times when you purchase 200 or more user licenses

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User access options

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Supported browsers
Access across devices (computers, phones, tablets)
Offline access
Microsoft Outlook
IMAP and POP mail clients
 

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Migration products

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Migrate email (< 100 users)
Migrate email, calendars, contacts, files (many tools)
Migrate from Gmail or other webmail
Migrate from Outlook
Have users migrate their data
Migrate from SharePoint, OneDrive, Box, or file shares      

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Reports and audit logs

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Usage trends of apps and users
Audit logs of user and admin activity 
Advanced Drive auditing and reports
Export reports to BigQuery    
Google Meet attendance reports     ✔ 
Access Transparency logs of admin activity    
 

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3rd-party app integration

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Single sign-on (SSO) using Google as IdP
Single sign-on (SSO) using a 3rd-party IdP 
App catalog of 200+ preconfigured SAML apps
Autoprovisioning of SAML apps (maximum number) Unlimited
Secure LDAP: Connect LDAP-based apps and services ✔  ✔  ✔ 
 

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Device management

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Fundamental endpoint management 
(many features)
Advanced endpoint management 
(many features)
Enterprise endpoint management 
(many features)
   

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Email addresses and mailing lists

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Your email address (you@yourcompany.com)
Additional addresses per user (sales@yourcompany.com)
Addresses at multiple domains (you@company2.com)
Admin-controlled mailing lists
User-controlled mailing lists

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Email usage and limits

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Email storage (shared with documents and photos) 100 TB pooled cloud storage
Attachment size limit (sending) 25 MB
Attachment size limit (receiving) 50 MB
Recipients per message (To, Cc, Bcc fields combined) 2,000 (500 external)
Unique recipients per day
(Each unique address counts once.)
3,000 (2,000 external, 500 external for trial accounts)


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Email security and compliance

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Junk email filtering and virus blocking
Gmail ads turned off
Custom filtering and content policies
Email and chat retention policies
Allowed IP addresses
User-managed denylists
Enforced-compliance footers
Option to disable IMAP & POP access
Vault for email/IM eDiscovery and archiving
Gmail data loss prevention (DLP) 
S/MIME encryption for email
Advanced phishing and malware protection
Gmail log search in BigQuery    
Malware detection in email attachments (Security sandbox)    

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Advanced email delivery options

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Catch-all address
Email routing options for split and dual delivery 
Inbound gateway
Outbound gateway (for entire organization)
Outbound relay server (for alternative From: addresses)
Receiving from multiple POP addresses 

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Drive and Docs editors

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Drive for desktop
Shared drives for teams
Advanced Drive auditing and reports (Drive audit log)
Turn Docs creation on or off
Organizational branding (custom templates)
Connected Sheets
Drive data loss prevention (DLP)    
Delegate access to Connected Sheets    
Target audience groups (preset sharing options)    
Manage Drive metadata (custom labels and fields)    
Trust rules for Drive sharing permissions (beta)    
Manage document approvals      

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Groups/Groups for Business

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Email list groups
Groups for content sharing, calendar invitations
Collaborative Inboxes and message moderation
User managed groups
Configuration groups for use by admins
Target audience groups (preset sharing options)    
Inspect group membership    
Restrict group membership    
Dynamic groups (manage membership automatically)     
View members of nested groups (indirect members)    

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Google Meet

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Maximum meeting length 2 weeks /
336 hours
2 weeks /
336 hours
2 weeks /
336 hours
2 weeks / 336 hours
Maximum number of participants per meeting 100 250 500
External participants
Secure meetings
Presentations and screen sharing
App for Android and iOS
Hand raising
Moderation controls
Digital whiteboard
Add Meet video to Microsoft Outlook
Custom backgrounds
Closed Captions, viewer initiated
Add co-hosts to meetings
Dial in (U.S. & international numbers)* U.S. only
Record meetings & save them to Drive    
In-domain live streaming (maximum number viewers, staff licenses only)    

10k 

100k

Noise cancellation     ✔ 
Breakout rooms     ✔ 
Polls     ✔ 
Q&A     ✔ 
Track attendance (requires 5 or more attendees)     ✔ 
Transcribe meetings & save them to Drive    

Powered by Google Voice

★ Marks where the Teaching and Learning Upgrade adds value to Education Fundamentals or Standard edition

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Google Chat

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Turn chat history on or off
Set space history option for users
Automatically accept chat invitations
External chat for 1:1 and group direct messages
Allow or restrict external chat
Allow or restrict Chat apps
Turn external spaces on or off
Integrate Chat with a third-party archiving solution
Use discoverable spaces
Control file sharing in Chat    

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Google Calendar

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Team calendars
Resource booking (rooms, buildings, equipment)
Add video conferencing to events 
Automatically add events to calendars
Sync calendars with Microsoft Exchange
Set a default duration for events
Automatically free unused meeting rooms
Allow users to share working location
Let users view analytics about their time allocation    

Classroom and Assignments

★ Marks where the Teaching and Learning Upgrade adds value to Education Fundamentals or Standard edition

  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
Originality reports for student assignments 5 assignments per course Unlimited 
Peer comparison on originality reports     ✔ 
Practice sets     ✔ 
SIS roster import       U.S. only

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