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. 

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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.

 
General Email Service details

Core services

Usage and support

User access options

Security and data protection

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

Calendar

Classroom and Assignments

Core 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
Storage and collaboration: Drive, Docs editors
Sites
Video conferencing with Meet
Directory management
Additional Google services: Blogger, YouTube, and more
Google Vault for eDiscovery and information governance
Google Cloud Search for internal search and assist (across Google services)      
 

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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 phone 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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Security and data protection

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
2-Step Verification
Security keys for 2-Step Verification
Enforced SSL connections
Alert center: Notifications of potential security issues
Collaboration with trusted external domains
Password monitoring and strength control
Data loss prevention (DLP)
Set session length for Google services
Choose a geographic location (data region) for your data     
Security center: Security dashboard    
Security center: Security investigation tool    
Security center: Security health page    
Control access based on user and device context      
 

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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 ✔  ✔  ✔ 
Manage access to password-vaulted apps   ✔   
 

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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
Your email address (you@yourcompany.com) 100 TB pooled cloud storage
Additional addresses per user (sales@yourcompany.com) 25 MB
Addresses at multiple domains (you@company2.com) 50 MB
Admin-controlled mailing lists 2,000 (500 external)
User-controlled mailing lists 3,000 (2,000 external, 500 external for trial accounts)


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Email security and compliance

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  Education Fundamentals Education Standard Teaching and Learning Upgrade Education Plus
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
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 domain)
Outbound relay server (for alternative From: addresses)
Receiving from multiple POP addresses 

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Google Meet

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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
Maximum number of participants per meeting 100 250
External participants
Secure meetings
Presentations and screen sharing
App for Android and iOS
Hand raising
Moderation controls
Digital whiteboard
Custom backgrounds
Closed Captions, viewer initiated
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     ✔ 

* Users with Education Fundamentals will have access to recordings as a temporary benefit through the end of 2021.

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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 
Sync calendars with Microsoft Exchange
Set a default duration for events
Automatically free unused meeting rooms      

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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     ✔ 

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