Edsby Features

Edsby

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

4.29/5 (137 reviews)

Edsby Feature Summary

  • 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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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
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics
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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
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Learning Management
Mailing List Management
Portfolio Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Records Management
Reporting & Statistics
Status Reporting
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics
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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
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics
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Edsby Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Edsby's features:

Will Lammers

Great product

2019-12-05

Edsby allows us to centralize all learning-related communication into one management system quite effectively.

Pros

Communication with all stakeholders occurs very easily and reliably through Edsby, by way of class posts to share assignments, messaging, and sharing of results of assessments. Edsby has an unmistakable and positive influence on learning climate in school culture.

Cons

I found this feature easier to use prior to August, 2019.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

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

2018-04-29

It connects teachers, students, and administrators together in an effective way.

Pros

The overall look makes sense with grades on one side, the feed in the centre and the courses and libraries on the other side.

Cons

The inability for Edsby to change from day to day re: schedules - so attendance is often difficult to get correct.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Edsby


Thanks for sharing your views on Edsby. Am pleased to share that your number one concern is unfounded - there IS a way in Edsby to do what you seek: you can push class setup options from a course model. Our head of customer success would like you to contact him so he can describe how to do this so you never have to manually do this again! He'd also like to find out more about your schedule concerns. You can reach him as bob(at)edsby.com or toll-free: +1 (877) 337-0070.

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Grace Cheng

Good value

2018-03-20

Pros

most comprehensive learning and analytics platform available for K-12, engaging students, parents and teachers on all of their devices

Cons

combines social networking with class and student management features Not sure if it's appropriate for young children

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Mathias Kimmling

Easy to set up, harder to customize

2019-04-01

Pros

Easy setup of new courses and connections, easy content upload and management, easy grouping and sharing.

Cons

Customization of courses and groups is limited and a bit tricky, yet suitable for most application scenarios.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Edsby


Mathias, thanks for your review, but where did you use Edsby to form your opinions about it? We don't sell to universities, so you didn't use it at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. And we don't have any other customers in Germany.

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Scott Augustine

There was a learning curve and I feel that I will continue to use this piece of software for certain

2017-09-26

Easy calculation of student grades as well as ease in matching assessments to expectations.

Pros

Gradebook, and the seating plan function. the attendance feature is great as well because you can send in your attendance from anywhere.

Cons

They prefer Apps like Remind and the good old student agenda.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Eric Oest

Edsby LMS

2019-09-27

Very positive. They are typically quick to respond to my requests and queries.

Pros

Unlike other Learning Management Systems (LMS), Edsby is easy to use and does a great job of integrating teachers, students, and parents into the ecosystem.

Cons

Sometimes Edsby pushes out incremental upgrades without warning and the results are often buggy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Amy Vreman

I enjoy using Edsby to track curriculum expectations. It's great for online assessment.

2017-09-26

Easier tracking of grades and curriculum.

Pros

They sent messages about home learning. We had some amazing sharing about plants that were started at school and continued to grow at home.

Cons

Wish it would sync with report card program. Students are not able to easily put things in their portfolios the way they can in Seesaw.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 51-200 employees)

K-12 Social Networking Based LMS

2019-12-17

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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John VanderWindt

Incredible way to efficiently communicate what is happening in the class with students and parents

2017-09-26

Pros

Students can get assignments and information from the class.

Cons

Sometimes students rely on the information on Edsby too much and don't take responsibility for their own keeping track of assignments.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 201-500 employees)

Excellent Student Management Tool

2018-11-09

We use it as an attendance management tool and the feedback has been positive.

Pros

Ease of access; ease of finding information; ability to tailor content specific to school's needs; user interface for administrators and end users

Cons

Wait times to speak with customer service can be frustrating

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Lesley Adams

Edsby is great - there are tons of great features and it's user-friendly.

2017-09-26

Online test option, seating plan, calendar function, student and parent communication, attaching files/assignments for absent students, due dates, etc.

Pros

I like the fact that I can communicate with students and parents in terms of due dates, test dates, missed work (I post what I do in class everyday and attach any assignments), as well as progress in the course (missing assignments, marked assignments, etc.).

Cons

I also wish there were attendance sheets with dates at the top (not the blank mark sheets).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Frances Petrowski

Edsby Review

2019-05-28

Communication opportunities greatly increased between staff and students

Pros

- Ease of use - Offers lots of functionalities (attendance, filtering, report cards, groups, messaging)

Cons

- how it syncs with our database - transcripts need fixing

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jeff Douglas

Edsby is a powerful and flexible LMS for teachers.

2015-11-06

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Edsby

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.

Source: Software Advice
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Brian Turner

Still in start-up mode

2017-10-20

Custom report cards. 3rd party LMS instead of internal LMS.

Pros

Pulls parent contact information, student contact information, teacher contact information, rooms and schedules from our SIS nightly.

Cons

Support department is only 2 people. Attendance is difficult.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica Pierre

Excellent tool for communicating in one location

2018-05-09

News, coursework, attendance, school events and important dates - all right here in one place.

Pros

I love that teachers, students, parents, and school staff can easily get updates from school administration, check attendance, see grades and course material, all in one place.

Cons

Students want to know how many community involvement hours they have, and Edsby has no means of tracking and communicating this.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Roy Wahab

Edsby covers all the bases of what you would want on an easy to use platform

2017-09-26

This software merges all platforms a teacher could use into one, easy to use, succinct tool.

Pros

Grade book, attendance, announcements, calendar, parent and student records/communication, seating plans, library of course material and bulletins for overarching course goals.

Cons

I have to reupload my course material every time I teach the course, even if I'm teaching the same course twice in the same semester.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Edsby


Roy, you should contact the Edsby prime at your school or our support team at support@edsby.com - you can INDEED re-copy class libraries, and any curriculum you've developed in Edsby, from class to class. No need to reinvent the wheel every time.

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Carolyn Anderson

Positive with some frustrations

2017-10-03

Communication.

Pros

I use the calendar daily in order to make note of due dates and provide message reminders regularly.

Cons

Seeing student marks is challenging; the print versions are poor as printing marks are not visible and print templates lack space to write information.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Don Rose

Great investment and a robust tool. Easy to use for the social media savvy.

2017-09-26

Happier teachers and academic staff re. attendance, gradebook, and report cards.

Pros

Easy navigation and addresses most pressing needs a school has regarding communications and tracking. Plays nice with Maplewood!

Cons

Customer support is almost always excellent...but there are times when responses have been slow or problems lingered.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrew Carr

Edsby - Where learning happens!

2019-05-22

Pros

Edsby allows my students and I to stay organised and content and structure can easily be imported into the next school semester/year.

Cons

Self-populating expectations no longer show up when you enter the expectation codes corresponding to them in the assessment creator.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Alexandra Stirling

Great communication resource

2016-10-13

A great, convenient way to keep track of the student's progress. It can also facilitate communication among students, teachers and parents

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Jon Butcher

Edsby LMS - Best of Breed

2015-05-01

- Messages get pushed out to whatever email the parent and student register on the system - It integrates with Google Docs - Does attendance of course, including attendance resolution by the Office

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Candace Thornton

All in one

2018-11-09

I have been using Edsby with my 3rd graders for 5 years now, and it keeps them engaged in learning, by allowing them to keep track of what they are doing in class at all times.

Pros

You can store students grade and share them with students and parents, it's a means of collaboration space for the teacher, student, and parent to stay connected and up to date on student learning and progress. It also allows teachers to create test that can be assigned to students and the grade automatically populates in the grade book.

Cons

I have no complaints about this software it is awesome!!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Cassandra Webber

I use it for attendance - struggle to figure out how to use it for much else.

2017-09-26

Easy attendance

Pros

I like that it has pictures of the students. There seems to be lots of uses but can't figure out how to set it up for my program

Cons

Lack of tutorials, lacks back buttons to take you to the previous page - which the students pictures could be enlarged for better viewing

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Avital Aharon

A great LMS! Interactive and easy to use

2017-09-26

Daily analytics, communications, LMS

Pros

Platform, report cards, features, interactivity, customer service (BOB), notifications, groups, platform, security

Cons

It is missing an important feature where teachers should be able to message students ONLY - That is a feature the company had and removed - promising to bring back and improve - has not happened yet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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John Van Pelt

Mostly quite good

2017-10-17

Pros

We like the group options as well as the attendance.

Cons

Still need to do some work with providing opportunity to effectively document learning skills.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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