Edsby Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Edsby

Cloud-based digital learning and data platform for K-12

4.33/5 (127 reviews)

Edsby overview

What is 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.
www.edsby.com

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

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

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Aaron Smajda

It is exactly what I've been looking for.

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

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 recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

K-12 Social Networking Based LMS

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-17
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Denise Brown

Default Sort By First/Last Name

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-10
Review Source: Capterra

Over all I believe Edsby has a TON of wonderful features and could only be improved with some minor tweaks.

Pros
I like that I can change the Sort order of the students to sort the list by First Name instead of Last Name.

Cons
I don't like that I have to set the SORT order EVERY time I go into my student gradebook - it should be either defaulted to the last setting or let me set my preference globally and have it stay that setting. I also think if I set it to sort by First Name the list should show the names as First Last - instead even though I select to sort by First Name it displays the names in Last First order. :(

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Worst LMS I have used

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-04-26
Review Source: GetApp

Very poor. If we were not required to use this for our school district we definitely would not

Pros
The ability to make online quizzes/tests that auto-grade and enter into the gradebook

Cons
Where to begin... I'm amazed that any LMS software does not have an import/export feature for it's test bank. I've had numerous times that multiple choice test questions had blank answers when the students took the test - although this should be 'impossible' since when MANUALLY typing in each question and answr choices, it will not let you save a blank answer. When cross-posting assignments, some propagate when edited and some do not. But nothing on the entry screen tells which ones. There is no way to enter in a test/quiz grade manually for students that require alternative testing methods - unless you change the online submission type to 'none' - which then deletes the info for all of the students that took the online test. and there are NO UNDO options. On many screens where an information bubble pops up - it remains there no matter what is clicked on and you have to reload the page to make it go away. For assignments with a letter grade - there is no option to give a ZERO - and a U does not calculate in as a zero. New pinned items go at the bottom when they should show at the top - or at least give an option without having to manually drag it. Anytime I have opened a ticket with support - I either get no answer, an answer that is later contradicted when I ask for more detail, or a "working as designed" with absolutely no offer to consider that ALL of our teachers would logistically prefer a feature to function differently

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Jan Burke

Teacher's Point of View Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-22
Review Source: Capterra

Very good. Simple way to communicate with staff and parents and it is a record of that communication that can be easily sought out and reviewed.

Pros
I like preparing exams on the site that can be graded automatically and sent to the grade book. I like that they can be timed or not. The fact that a teacher could build a huge library of tests that simply are dropped in to the right spot at the right time is very efficient.

Cons
There are a lot of steps and boxes to tick when using the exam bank capability.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Edsby pricing

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Free trial
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Edsby features

API
Activity Dashboard
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Class Scheduling
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics

Customizable Branding (104 other apps)
Registration Management (89 other apps)
Self Service Portal (88 other apps)
Third Party Integration (95 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Edsby

Key features of Edsby

  • 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
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Benefits

● 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.