Harmonize vs. Pronto

Both Harmonize and Pronto focus on course communication.

But what makes Harmonize a better solution?

A bigger, better toolset focused on discussion, collaboration and student engagement.

vs. Pronto's single messaging tool
Discussion Forums
ChatGPT + Plagiarism Detection
PDF Annotation
Video Annotation
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A bigger toolset yields better results & easier content discovery

Harmonize’s full suite of online discussion & collaboration tools provides students and instructors with everything they need to have vibrant online courses, including: real-time chat/messaging, image, video & PDF  annotation, polls, and Q&A. Content is structured naturally.

Pronto is a real-time messaging tool. It supports direct messaging between students, group messaging in course channels, and takes it one step further to allow direct video communication between two or more students in the class.

Course chat capabilities

When focused only on course chat, Harmonize offers a direct messaging option between two or more students in real time. We do not currently offer course channels or direct video conferencing. We leverage the LMS’ mobile app and reside within that vs forcing a download of a mobile app to work directly with Pronto. If your coursework focuses heavily on text/image/recorded video messaging between students and with instructors, then consider Harmonize as a replacement.

If you’re leveraging the video communication or course-wide chat channels, it might be best to stick with Pronto.

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Additional course communication

Harmonize also blends the communication and assignment critique into a single collaborative area that is focused more on the richness of the communication. Students and instructors can collaborate with text, in-browser audio/video, images, embedded web pages, polling, Q&A, and more. The ability to communicate effectively is of primary importance during this process and Harmonize enables that process.

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Our goal is to be as accurate as possible, so if you feel there is something we should add, remove, or change, please let us know! If you’re interested in course-wide chat channels, contact us to learn more.

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Harmonize's Ultimate Online Collaboration Toolkit

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Help students express themselves by posting images, video, audio, or text

flag icon Milestones

Help students see what’s expected of them, and when, so they make substantive, on-time contributions

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Save time for instructors with LMS gradebook integration and autograding

Student facilitation

Give students control of discussions with tools that encourage them to contribute.

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Improve participation with tools that bring everybody into the conversation

Image, Video & PDF Annotations

Provide interactive feedback and help students engage more deeply with content

Plagiarism detection

Integrate Harmonize with your plagiarism software to auto-detect unoriginal content


Enable students and instructors to communicate privately or in groups


Assess comprehension and knowledge with polls that engage the whole class

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Let students answer each others’ questions with public boards

Harmonize integrates
with the tools you use today

Use Harmonize with any major LMS. Harmonize feels so familiar to instructors and students that there’s virtually no learning curve.
It’s simple to get started — Harmonize plugs right in!

To ensure academic integrity, Harmonize then integrates with the major plagiarism detection services, like Turnitin or Unicheck, to ensure that the students’ work is authentic.

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These institutions use Harmonize & see the results
10 x

increase in student-to-student collaboration

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56 %

increase in student engagement

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100 %

of instructors satisfied with discussions

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See Harmonize in Action

Learn how our online discussion and collaboration tools can elevate the learning experience at your institution.

Institutions of all sizes use Harmonize to improve student engagement, collaboration, and inclusivity in their online courses — all while saving instructors time. Harmonize seamlessly integrates with Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle and D2L Brightspace to enrich discussions within already existing platforms. See it for yourself in a personalized demo!

In our 30-minute call, you will:

  • Learn how Harmonize creates a more engaging and inclusive experience for students (and instructors!)

  • Share your goals, and we’ll discuss how Harmonize can help you reach them

  • See Harmonize’s suite of modern discussion and collaboration tools in action

Fill out the form on this page to book a call with a member of our team and see Harmonize in action!