About Edsby

Edsby is a cloud-based learning management system that allows K-12 districts to connect with teachers, students and parents simultaneously. It uses latest mobile and web technologies for easy accessibility across multiple devices. It has mobile apps available for Android, iOS and Windows 10 users. The solution can further be customized to allow districts to enforce policies related to reporting, grading or other parameters.

Edsby has a comprehensive list of features that include social classrooms, assessment & reporting, timetable & calendar management, approval & workflows, group collaboration, an analytics engine and data storage. The solution is used by teachers to take attendance and then submit it online to the office. Offices or parents can create planned absences. Teachers can also outline their course content, tests or quizzes once and then re-use it year to year. Instant messages and email notifications can be sent to parents and students regarding the late submission or due date of assignments, grades and other performance indicators.

Edsby serves as a centralized repository for district-wide learning content and other information storage. It offers an analytics engine that allows administrators to quick gain insights about students at risk, academic progress, classroom trends and discipline reports.

Edsby uses role-based permissions and other state of the art authentication mechanisms to ensure confidential information stays confidential.

Key benefits of Edsby

● Edsby allows K-12 districts to create social media-like spaces for each of their classes where students and teachers can communicate and share files.

● The solution allows group collaboration and automatic assignment of groups to students and parents on the basis of various fields that include grade, subjects, district and so on.

● Edsby offers a dashboard that allows teachers to view academic performance and risk indicators at regional, district, individual school or family of schools level.

● Workflow is automatically managed; students can submit assignments or other documents electronically and teachers can grade them.

● The solution offers automatic interview scheduling between teachers and parents that eliminates the need for third party systems or paperwork.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 20 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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Edsby - Access on various devices
Edsby - Detailed list of students about observations of a certain class
Edsby - Gradesheet of students of a particular subject
Edsby - List of groups a user is subscribed can be viewed and searched
Edsby - Parent view of the classes and other details
Edsby - Students can view their profile, usage, classes, teachers and other relevant details
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Edsby screenshot: Edsby - Access on various devices Edsby screenshot: Edsby - Detailed list of students about observations of a certain class Edsby screenshot: Edsby - Gradesheet of students of a particular subject Edsby screenshot: Edsby - List of groups a user is subscribed can be viewed and searched Edsby screenshot: Edsby - Parent view of the classes and other details Edsby screenshot: Edsby - Students can view their profile, usage, classes, teachers and other relevant details

Features

Total features of Edsby: 30

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Calendar Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Communication Management
  • Content Management
  • Content Repository
  • Course Authoring
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Communities
  • Filtered Views
  • Instant Messaging
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Learning Management
  • Mailing List Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Records Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Status Reporting
  • Visual Analytics

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(137)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,1/5
Ease of Use
4,2/5
Customer Support
4,2/5

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Aaron S.
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

It is exactly what I've been looking for.

Reviewed on 2018/04/24

Pros

The ease and familiarity of a social media platform with the security and transparency of educational software. I can respond to my students questions from anywhere in the world at anytime and I know that our interaction is transparent for their security and mine.

Cons

The gradebook takes some getting used to and doesn't have all of the functionality of a dedicated platform.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

K-12 Social Networking Based LMS

Reviewed on 2019/12/17

Overall, the Edsby platform excels at social communication and K-12 school management. I wouldn't...

Overall, the Edsby platform excels at social communication and K-12 school management. I wouldn't necessarily call it a proper LMS just yet because it only recently added the functionality to build asynchronous courses and import SCORM based learning modules.

Pros

The company is based in Ontario, Canada and focuses on K-12 education which is exactly where my school lands. As a result, many of the changes and customization are geared towards my school. Most the major LMS companies are based in the US so their focus is naturally there.

Cons

It seems like the number of customer service staff has not grown at a rate that can accommodate the number of clients that Edsby is accumulating. This has resulted in excruciatingly slow response times, especially around September and October.

Graham C.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Good in single classes, too labyrinthine for a whole courseload.

Reviewed on 2021/01/07

I've taught and learned via a host of LMSs, and as currently configured Edsby just isn't up to...

I've taught and learned via a host of LMSs, and as currently configured Edsby just isn't up to scratch for complete online learning. It works well enough as an adjunct to in-person learning, especially at the elementary level. Parent contacts works well, although my own classes are missing emails and I'm unsure why that is. I haven't used the gradebook yet so I can't comment.
If I was to ask the dev team for 2 things they would be:
1) Make courses pinnable, and possibly even mutable. Allowing user customization will go long way.
2) Separate tasks and discussion. Student comments should never bury teacher announcements.

Pros

Generally intuitive and clear. Student and parent contact info is easy to find. Posts are easy to make.

Cons

It is remarkably easy to get lost or miss important items as a user of any type (teacher, student or parent). There is no ability to prioritise certain classes or threads, and the only way to post items is in the rolling general chat thread. The pinned item space is a limited area in the left margin, so to find anything you have to (1) go into the correct class/course and (2) scroll down past all other posts (including student chatter) to hopefully find the right thing in the timeline.
If students or teachers are registered for multiple classes, there is no way to pin, prioritize or re-organize the order of classes, either for yourself or for your students. This means that 'Homeroom' is buried under a mountain of inactive classes or classes I'm no longer teaching.

Response from Edsby

I'm sorry you're having an unsatisfactory experience with Edsby. Edsby was built in Ontario for the needs of Ontario educators. If you haven't used Edsby's ON Ministry Growing Success-friendly gradebook, you're missing a huge part of the value of Edsby.

Re: ordering Edsby classes and groups, click and drag them on your Edsby desktop into any order you like. Your reordering is respected on all devices. And if student discussion in your classes is undesirable for how you want to use your classes, turn off the ability for students to post. Your choice as educator. Avail. in the Setup menu in each class. If you want to encourage student discussions or collaboration outside of your class containers, i.e. if you want to keep them teacher material-only, consider using Edsby Groups.

Happy to walk you through specifics of the above or other perceived Edsby shortcomings. Post questions in the Edsby Feedback group in your Edsby system or write us at [email protected]

Darryl H.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Best Educational Management Tool Solution

Reviewed on 2019/09/27

I find Edsby is the ideal all in one classroom management tool. Edsby allows me to present lessons...

I find Edsby is the ideal all in one classroom management tool. Edsby allows me to present lessons with a variety of image and video formats, evaluate, post results with comments in a way that resonates with students and is accessible to parents.

Pros

1. Intuitive layout
2. Very user-friendly for both teachers and students
3. The ability to incorporate various attachment formats such as .jpeg hyperlinks and .wmv files

Cons

I wish when accessing assignments for marking in the grade book the list on the right-hand side would show I have marked it and not require I click on the assignment on the list on the right in order to affect the number of unmarked assignments. I open the assignment and add comments by clicking on the assignment from the list on the grade book screen.

Lisa B.
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Easy to use educational software for attendance, grades, and communication.

Reviewed on 2018/04/24

Pros

Clear and easy to use.
Accessible in mobile and regular format.
"One-stop shopping" for your educational communication: space for anecdotal and numerical grades, ability to communicate directly with students and or parents, attendance entry and communication with the office.
Edsby allows parents to monitor their child's completion of assignments, grades, and what has happened each day in class. Students who are away on family vacations or sports trips can keep track of what happens in class. Teachers can post handouts as well, giving students the ability to complete homework even if they forget a binder at school.
Simple and clear format.

Cons

I am generally pleased with how Edsby works. Any complaints I have are with small details. For example, the reportcard portion of Edsby lacks some of the features of a dedicated gradebook program. Also, I asked the customer service message board if there was a way to print out the curriculum expectations that we select for assignments (which are already in Edsby) at the end of semester, but have not received a response - customer service was much more responsive a few years ago.

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Edsby FAQs

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Edsby offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Contact Edsby for pricing information or a quote.

Edsby offers the following features:

  • Approval of assignments
  • Assignment uploading and management
  • Automatic distribution list management
  • Automatic email notification
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Course planning features
  • District or school-level dashboards
  • Electronic attendance
  • Electronic portfolio of students
  • Filter and sort students details
  • Instant messaging
  • Knowledge base for classroom
  • Learning management solution
  • Parent-teacher interview scheduling
  • Professional learning communities
  • Report grades
  • Repository of learning content
  • Schedule classes for students
  • Timetable & calendar management
  • Trend analytics of students

Edsby has the following typical customers:

Public Administrations

Edsby supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Edsby supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Edsby integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Excel, UniCheck

Edsby offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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