Edsby Software


 

Edsby’s best-of-breed learning management system (LMS) is designed specifically for K-12 school districts. In addition to district-wide LMS functionality, it includes data aggregation and advanced analytics capabilities.

Edsby provides teachers tools to manage attendance electronically, privately message parents and collaborate with colleagues. Teachers can re-use content—in the course planner, courses and materials are outlined, then can be repurposed as necessary to use again in other classes or subsequent school years.  

The testing and assessment features support summative and formative assessments. Grades are automatically calculated, averaged and recorded, and missed grades and abnormalities are highlighted. Plus, students and parents can view grades once posted and are notified about late assignments.

This Web-based LMS can be customized to align with local district terminology, workflows, report cards and other characteristics. At the same time, it integrates with the school district’s student information system (SIS), directory service, human resources and other systems.

 

Edsby - Parent view
 
  • Edsby - Parent view
    Parent view
  • Edsby - Student dashboard
    Student dashboard
  • Edsby - Built-in gradebook
    Built-in gradebook
  • Edsby - Teacher observations
    Teacher observations
  • Edsby - Find groups
    Find groups
  • Edsby - iOS and Android view
    iOS and Android view
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Vanessa from GLNT
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

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It was easy to use. The instruction sheet clearly showed me how to enter data.

 
 

Dan from Hillsborough County School District
Specialty: K-12 public

November 2015

November 2015

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Using Edsby has revolutionized my classroom! I use it to communicate with students and parents. Not only do I use it to organize my students' grades, but I post study guides, review games, photos, rubrics, links and anything I feel might be helpful to my students when they're home. My students use Edsby to "blog" about what we're doing in their classes. They comment on each others' posts and engage in positive, supportive dialogue. I feel like Edsby helps my class become a real community.

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The only thing I can think of is the mobile app can be a little buggy at times.

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If you are looking for a platform in which teachers, parents and students can communicate about any aspect of the school day, share student progress, provide materials for home study time, then Edsby is worth your consideration.

 
 

Dan from TanenbaumCHAT
Specialty: K-12 private

November 2015

November 2015

Smooth and powerful!

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The ease of use made working with and using Edsby a pleasurable experience.

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The issue is one with calculating averages, but I think it is more about how I structure the marks than a problem with Edsby.

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Stick with it. It gets better the longer you use it.

 
 

Jeff from Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
Specialty: K-12 public

November 2015

November 2015

Edsby is a powerful and flexible LMS for teachers.

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Edsby is easy to use if you've used any form of social media. It allows the user the flexibility of using it as a communication tool (blog and group/forum abilities), planner/organizer, assessment manager and tracker, and online file manager. The people at Edsby are listening to what educators are wanting and how they can help us manage our classrooms in an online blended learning environment. As our teachers and students become comfortable with its use, parents will be able to monitor their child's progress and activity in the class. A very powerful tool for helping the student find success.

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There are some minor limits with regards to how Edsby fits with our board database (Trillium). Mostly with regards to merging classes with different sections. This has been promised to be resolved in the near future and judging by how Edsby has already implemented a lot of user requests, we feel confident it will be resolved in the near future.

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As per what our Board is doing, I would recommend testing out each feature as your comfort level allows. Starting with using Edsby as a communication tool with students, then test out planning lessons and assessment and getting students involved before giving parents access.

 
 

Melissa from Hillsborough County Public Schools
Specialty: K-12 public

November 2015

November 2015

Edsby immediate feedback has been helpful

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I can see my child's grades as soon as they're posted. I don't have to constantly ask about grades. Just a great way to stay informed.

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Nothing major. Just took a little time to get familiar with how to use.

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Having a user-friendly software is key. Keep it simple. The basics with the option to know more detail if desired is perfect.

 
 
 
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