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Edsby Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Edsby product overview

What is Edsby?

Edsby® is an award-winning, next generation K-12 learning management system (LMS) with the broadest set of capabilities available in a single application made just for the specific needs of K-12 students, educators and parents. It enables improved teaching effectiveness and student success in and out of the classroom with a familiar, social-style user experience.

Key benefits of using Edsby

● Edsby creates social media-like spaces for each of their classes where students and teachers can conduct learning and assessment online and offline.

● 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 allows educators to view academic performance and risk indicators at regional, district, individual school or family of schools levels.

● Workflow is automatically managed; students can submit assignments or other documents electronically and teachers can grade them. Kindergarten and other registrations normally done in outside systems can be performed in Edsby.

● The solution offers automatic parent-teacher interview scheduling that eliminates the need for third party systems or paperwork.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
Chat
Knowledge Base

Training options

Live Online
Videos
In Person
Documentation
Webinars

Edsby pricing information

Value for money

4.3

/5

141

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
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Edsby features

Functionality

4.1

/5

141

Total features

103

7 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Learning Management
Reporting/Analytics
Assessment Management
Alerts/Notifications
Progress Tracking
Third Party Integrations

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Edsby users reviews

Overall Rating

4.3

/5

141

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.56/10
Rating distribution

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3

2

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12

5

0

Pros
The app is continuing to improve. It is nice to now have a better format of the app parents of our school are much more pleased with the app as most use that system.

KJ

Kimberly J.

In addition to being a very useful learning management tool, Edsby helps members of our school community keep in touch with one another and celebrate each other's successes.

MB

Marlene B.

I like the “poll” options. I like that it is easy to communicate with my students and other teachers.

MN

Michael N.

Cons
It seems like students may have the tendency to be too casual while using this. My kids haven't had this problem, but I can understand how this issue frustrates some of the teachers.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Instead, it moves to the beginning of the school year. Very annoying that I have to scroll back down.

PV

Pih V.

Limitation in online evaluation due to limitation in symbols and math equations.

PV

Pih V.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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It is exactly what I've been looking for.

Reviewed 4 years ago
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.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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K-12 Social Networking Based LMS

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.

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

Reviewed a year ago

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.

Vendor response

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....

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best K-12 LMS I've Seen

Reviewed 8 months ago

We run a school of nearly 900 boys. We communicate with parents and students. We run online courses and we managed to remain fully active throughout the COVID 19 pandemic without missing a day of class.

Pros

The set up is very easy, the functionality is incredible, and the end user experience is great. Whenever I show new teachers how to use Edsby, they are amazed at how simple it is and just how many features they can use to enhance their classroom experience.

Cons

There are a few customizations that would be helpful - the messaging feature could be improved with the storing of messages in folders for easier access for example.

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The Best Educational Management Tool Solution

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.

Edsby FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Edsby offer?

Edsby has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


Q. Who are the typical users of Edsby?

Edsby has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Edsby support?

Edsby supports the following languages:
Indonesian, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmal), English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Finnish, Danish, Italian, French, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Thai, Czech, Swedish, Japanese, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Dutch, Arabic, Turkish, German


Q. Does Edsby support mobile devices?

Edsby supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Edsby offer an API?

Yes, Edsby has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Edsby integrate with?

Edsby integrates with the following applications:
Webex, Microsoft Azure, Google Workspace, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365, Google Meet, Google Calendar


Q. What level of support does Edsby offer?

Edsby offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Chat, Knowledge Base

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