Edsby Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Edsby

Cloud-based learning management solution for districts

4.35/5 (108 reviews)

Edsby overview

Edsby offers a cloud-based learning management solution that allows K-12 districts to connect with teachers, students and parents simultaneously. The solution uses the latest mobile and web technologies for easy accessibility across multiple devices. It has a mobile app available for both Android and iOS users. The solution can further be customized that 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. This allows offices to create planned absences for individuals, groups or the entire class. Teachers can also outline their course content, tests or quizzes once and then re-use it year to year to save time. 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 authentication mechanism to ensure confidential information is properly accessed. Each student, parents or teacher account is assigned a role which is a collection of privileges and permissions. Each account has to be authenticated by entering a valid username and password to access all the information related to the role.
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Pricing

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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Edsby reviews

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Cristina Bianchi

Edsby Feedback

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-11-11
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I would continue to use edsby in hope that it becomes less glitchy through final stages of piloting of new features, however I would not recommend its use to staff members who are not digitally strong or for staff members who have special education students as it is currently difficult to incorporate many students into the platform. For some teachers, there is a larger amount of patience, unreliability, and problems at this point.I appreciate the interconnectedness of all features and the flexibility of features. The features strongly support teaching practices through Ministry outlined documents such as "Growing Success". The Classroom (Parent & Students), and gradebook are very powerful features. The team is quick to apply feedback to make improvements to workflow and many time-saving features. Edsby offers the ability to collect qualitative data and process it quickly and easily in a manner that students, teachers and parents can understand. The capacity of the calendars and classroom river feeds far surpass many other platforms currently available. Students can have access to a modern classroom and new ways of learning that will support their learning immediately and in the real world.

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Anonymous

We have had Edsby since its inception. We are pleased with most of what it does and aspires to be.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-29
Review Source: Capterra

It connects teachers, students, and administrators together in an effective way. It is a very good student management system and interface that has the potential to be great.The connections that it allows among families, students, teachers and administrators. The overall look makes sense with grades on one side, the feed in the centre and the courses and libraries on the other side. It is easy to read and fairly intuitive. As an administrator, I like that I can see most everything so with one piece of software, I can get a good sense of what is going on overall but I also can get granularity, as I need. I like the ability to Broadcast messages. I like the ability to get an overview of a student, current as well as past, and a peek into the future re: courses and grades. The Report Card feature works well.

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Anonymous

Everything you need in one place

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-12
Review Source: Capterra

Edsby has been very easy to work with. They are responsive and work to find compromises where our district may do something different from the norm. The software has grown significantly over last 5 years and includes much more than we originally planned, making Edsby a powerful tool in our district for communicating with students and parents.As a parent, I want to be able to see everything my students are doing quickly and easily. Edsby allows easy access to all of my students (I have 4 at 4 different schools!) from one dashboard for any grade level. It doesn't matter if I'm on the mobile app or in the browser, the information is easy to access. I can also reach out directly to their teachers. Recent updates have also enabled push notifications about class updates and messaging. My students enjoy it too as it makes it easy for them to keep up to date on what's going on in their classes - NO MORE SURPRISES! As a district software administrator, Edsby is incredibly easy to manage. The super search feature allows me to quickly and easily access student or teacher information when assisting schools with troubleshooting questions. Granular permissions make sure that the correct people have access to the correct information and not more than they need. EdsbyLink ensures that data imports match our current Student Information System.

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Brian Turner

Still in start-up mode

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-20
Review Source: Capterra

Custom report cards. 3rd party LMS instead of internal LMS. Meets our government regulatory compliance requirements. Awesome gradebook. Solid report cards. Pulls parent contact information, student contact information, teacher contact information, rooms and schedules from our SIS nightly. Changes are not updated in real time, but are updated within one day.

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Lisa Bootsma

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-24
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Edsby pricing

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Edsby features

API
Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Course Catalog
Learning Management

Activity Tracking (42 other apps)
Assessment Management (68 other apps)
Communication Management (46 other apps)
Course Authoring (48 other apps)
Customizable Branding (42 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (45 other apps)
Data Import/Export (50 other apps)
Electronic Payments (40 other apps)
Progress Tracking (44 other apps)
Records Management (56 other apps)
Registration Management (48 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (64 other apps)
Time & Attendance Tracking (54 other apps)

Additional information for Edsby

Key features of Edsby

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

● Edsby allows K-12 districts to create a social media like space for all the classes where students and teachers can communicate and voice their opinion.

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

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

● Workflow is automatically managed as the students can submit assignments or other documents electronically and the teachers can approve them through Edsby.

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