Edsby

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

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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.

Edsby Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
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Value for money

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Edsby Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 20 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Media

Edsby - Access on various devices
Edsby - Detailed list of students about observations of a certain class
Edsby - Gradesheet of students of a particular subject
Edsby - List of groups a user is subscribed can be viewed and searched
Edsby - Parent view of the classes and other details
Edsby - Students can view their profile, usage, classes, teachers and other relevant details
Edsby screenshot: Edsby - Access on various devices Edsby screenshot: Edsby - Detailed list of students about observations of a certain class Edsby screenshot: Edsby - Gradesheet of students of a particular subject Edsby screenshot: Edsby - List of groups a user is subscribed can be viewed and searched Edsby screenshot: Edsby - Parent view of the classes and other details Edsby screenshot: Edsby - Students can view their profile, usage, classes, teachers and other relevant details

Edsby Reviews

Edsby Reviews

Overall rating
4.3
/
5
Excellent
62

Very good
59

Average
11

Poor
3

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.4
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Support
4.2
90% recommended this app
Aaron S.

It is exactly what I've been looking for.


Verified Reviewer

K-12 Social Networking Based LMS

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.


Jennifer H.

Does the job, could be better

Overall, Edsby is a decent product that managed all of the basics, but there is much that can be improved upon. It would behoove the developer to sit with an actively working teacher over time and see how the product is working and find the gaps that could be improved.


Jeanne W.

Edsby Communication Tool

Daily use of Edsby is cohesive and timely. The staff at Edsby are always there to help.


Darryl H.

The Best Educational Management Tool Solution

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.


Aaron S.

It is exactly what I've been looking for.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 24/04/2018
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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

K-12 Social Networking Based LMS

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 17/12/2019
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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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Jennifer H.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Does the job, could be better

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 12/06/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Edsby is a decent product that managed all of the basics, but there is much that can be improved upon. It would behoove the developer to sit with an actively working teacher over time and see how the product is working and find the gaps that could be improved.

Pros

I like the ability to be able to copy an assignment to multiple classes rather than creating it multiple times. I also like the ability to create assignments student can complete online with auto grading. That is a huge time saver.

Cons

There were quite a few things that could be improved. The reporting of progress alerts was not the best and the presentation of a line graph as the first view for students as opposed to actually seeing the list of assessments with scores was always problematic. Many students never figure out to click on the next tab and never had a good grasp on their scores. Also, there were some features that were really handy that I NEVER knew about in 3 years of using this product, until all the e-learning took place and there became a sea of information to sort through. Although overall a decent product, I could continue...

Response from Edsby

Thanks for the feedback, Jennifer. Glad you, like many teachers at SDHC, recently learned about other things Edsby can do beyond just report cards. Thanks for the suggestion of making the student "My Work" line graph not the default student view of assessments on browser logins. We're constantly receiving educator feedback and improving the product. Appreciate you taking the time.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Jeanne W.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Edsby Communication Tool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/08/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Daily use of Edsby is cohesive and timely. The staff at Edsby are always there to help.

Pros

Edsby offers a very successful communication tool to schools. Edsby links, Administrators, Teachers, Students and Parents with day to day knowledge of the academic and personal progress of students.

Cons

With COVID 19 is would be great if Edsby could integrate Edusafe Screening with their program.

Response from Edsby

Thanks, Jeanne. Appreciate you taking the time to share your impressions of Edsby. We're looking at how to best capture medical screening data. Watching for data standards to solidify.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Darryl H.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

The Best Educational Management Tool Solution

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 27/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
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Edsby Pricing

Edsby Pricing

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Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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Value for Money
4.4/5
Based on 135 user ratings
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Edsby Features

Edsby Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customisable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4.2/5
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Additional information for Edsby

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

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.

Edsby FAQs

Edsby FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Edsby.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Edsby offer?

Edsby offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Contact Edsby for pricing information or a quote.

Q. What are the main features of Edsby?

Edsby offers the following features:

  • 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

Q. Who are the typical users of Edsby?

Edsby has the following typical customers:

Public Administrations

Q. What languages does Edsby support?

Edsby supports the following languages:

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

Q. What type of pricing plans does Edsby offer?

Edsby has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Edsby support mobile devices?

Edsby supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Edsby integrate with?

Edsby integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Excel

Q. What level of support does Edsby offer?

Edsby offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials