Edsby Features

Edsby

Cloud-based learning management solution for districts

4.33/5 (92 reviews)

Edsby Feature Summary

  • 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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Edsby Feature Reviews

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

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

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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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

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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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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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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

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).

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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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.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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

Students really enjoyed the wall.

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.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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

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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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Carolyn Anderson

Positive with some frustrations

2017-10-03

Communication.

Pros

Communication with parents, students, and staff is easy.

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

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Elizabeth Hanes

I use Edsby as my class website, to track student marks and as my complete daybook.

2017-09-26

The best part for me is the Course Plan with the daily organization allowing me to include PPTs, videos, notes, etc...

Pros

I like the organization of the Course plan as I appreciate the daily record of my notes and resources.

Cons

I would REALLY appreciate the ability to separate formative assessment from summative.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeff Douglas

Edsby is a powerful and flexible LMS for teachers.

2015-11-06

Pros

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.

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.

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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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John VanderWindt

Excellent Communication Tool

2016-10-13

The best software package for attendance, grading, and communicating on the market.

Pros

everything you need is in one software package live adjustments allowed on attendance instant communication with students and parents

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Meredyth Campbell

Mostly positive--I like being able to do my planning and documentation and gradebook in one place

2017-09-26

Better communication with parents and students and more timely feedback.

Pros

I like that I can make observations about students and record anecdotal notes.

Cons

Uploading documents to attach to lesson plans rarely works--I often type a whole lesson and then when I try to attach resources it doesn't work and I have to eventually close and then my lesson isn't saved. I don't like that I can't print my lessons, either. I've asked several times for this to be an option.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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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Source: Capterra
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Marlene Bergsma

Edsby helps our private school build community

2016-10-13

It has become the communication tool of choice for students, parents and teachers.

Pros

Good features, mostly intuitive and easy to use.

Cons

I would like a bit more flexibility to customize to meet a specific community need.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Lisa Bootsma

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

2018-04-24

Pros

"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.

Cons

I am generally pleased with how Edsby works. Any complaints I have are with small details. For example, the reportcard portion of Edsby lacks some of the features of a dedicated gradebook program. Also, I asked the customer service message board if there was a way to print out the curriculum expectations that we select for assignments (which are already in Edsby) at the end of semester, but have not received a response - customer service was much more responsive a few years ago.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Jeanne Withers

Edsby is communication, Education is communication, all educators need Edsby.

2017-09-26

Easy reporting system

Pros

Open platform to communicating with students, parents and teachers.

Cons

That it does not have an admissions and accounting piece to assist in the administration of the school.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Will Lammers

Great learning management system

2015-05-02

Extra-curricular groups can be created easily, and teachers, students, and parents have come to recognize both class and extra-curricular groups as primary and reliable places to find the latest information on the goings-on at school.

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Source: Capterra
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David Fitzpatrick

Support staff is Friendly and Knowledgeable

2017-09-26

Knowing that parents can view their child's progress realtime.

Pros

Simplicity of use, and a shallow navigation learning curve.

Cons

Just a thought: having your own or preferred backend for the data for schools starting to work with Edsby for the first time.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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