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Score 6 out of 101

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Score 8.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Edsby

Edsby is well-suited for day-to-day communication with students, either in the classroom, or at home. It makes planning course progression easier because of the built in day-by-day calendar for the semester. It is transferable, so the work one does in one semester can be copied over to the next, and modified as needed. Students can see the Lesson Plan which is projected onto the SmartBoard, but the font is quite small so they cannot read it from where they are sitting, so I use SmartNotes which has a larger font and then, if needed, attach that note to the Edsby day lesson planner.
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Google Classroom

Google Classroom is well suited to a class where you may have students turn things in digitally and/or you want to be able to push resources or info out to students, as well as assignments, all in one place. It may be less appropriate for a class where you are not having students do much digitally or where you are providing students with paper copies of everything.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Edsby
Google Classroom
8.2
Course authoring
Edsby
Google Classroom
8.3
Course catalog or library
Edsby
Google Classroom
7.2
Player/Portal
Edsby
Google Classroom
7.9
Learning content
Edsby
Google Classroom
8.7
Mobile friendly
Edsby
Google Classroom
8.4
Progress tracking & certifications
Edsby
Google Classroom
7.9
Assignments
Edsby
Google Classroom
9.1
Compliance management
Edsby
Google Classroom
7.7
Learning administration
Edsby
Google Classroom
8.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Edsby
Google Classroom
7.8
Social learning
Edsby
Google Classroom
8.4

Pros

Edsby

  • Edsby is extremely easy to learn and use.
  • Students love the "social media" feel to Edsby.
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Google Classroom

  • Seamless integration with Google Drive. Easy for teachers to attach Gsuite files such as docs, slides, sheets, forms, site to enhance the learning.
  • Manage student work submissions and whether they are on time or late. Students submit their work digitally and teachers can track the submissions, send them back for editing, or award points.
  • Streamline classwork and homework assignments into one simple thread. Much like a social media platform like Twitter or Facebook, Google Classroom has everything top-down in one fluid thread for students and teachers to be able to easily find and access.
  • Integration with other edtech tools such as Pear Deck, Edpuzzle, etc. Teachers can link to outside assignments on other programs they often use in their classrooms with their students.
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Cons

Edsby

  • Edsby shows the last time a user logged on. Unfortunately, if someone doesn't log out you have no way of knowing if someone has seen a recent post or is really using Edsby to its potential.
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Google Classroom

  • Google Classroom is NOT an LMS, although some schools/districts try to mold it in that fashion. It does not include robust features of an LMS.
  • Google Classroom provides a grade book, but that grade book does not sync with all district's grade book, so you will have to manually transfer any grades received.
  • It would be great to see Google Classroom offer a closed-captioned option for any uploaded videos shared on the site.
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Likelihood to Renew

Edsby

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
More and more teachers are adopting Google Classroom into their curriculum at our school. I foresee it expanding throughout the school
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Usability

Edsby

Edsby 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It's very user friendly.
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Google Classroom

Google Classroom 9.0
Based on 3 answers
This is only a product I would recommend to a humanities teacher. Math and science teachers cannot use this product the same way that I can as an English teacher. It is great for word process and for reading, but unable to handle the demands of math and science. Therefore, I would highly recommend this product to English or Social Studies teachers, but NOT math or science teachers
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Reliability and Availability

Edsby

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We have had very little trouble in accessing Google Classroom. Our issues, if any, have risen from our server and not the Google servers.
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Support

Edsby

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 7.3
Based on 3 answers
I like this application a lot. I have used it and love the way it functions. It has also assisted in attaching additional files for better performance and for better help for the students. It has also helped me in getting the opinion of students about different topics related to my subject.
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Implementation

Edsby

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was relatively easy to implement due to the simplicity of the platform. Even our more technology challenged teachers found it easy to get started with Google Classroom.
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Alternatives Considered

Edsby

There is no comparison. Edsby is a far superior product.
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Google Classroom

I haven't tested or evaluated another digital classroom website or application. I feel like Google Classroom is convenient for many reasons such as compatibility to Google docs, slides, etc. I also love the ability to link to YouTube and other sites. I don't know if there would be a site that is easier to maneuver.
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Scalability

Edsby

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to push out this program across our buildings. Teachers are able to use it without much trouble.
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Return on Investment

Edsby

  • For the most part, teachers, parents and students love the system. It provides easy access to the information that they need when they need it.
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Google Classroom

  • It has helped our employees to learn about other employees well and build a good family leading to good communication.
  • Helps the new employees learn and understand the company policies and rules well.
  • Effective and efficient as well as the strategical working of employees by sharing the new ideas in the classroom.
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Pricing Details

Edsby

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

* per student

Google Classroom

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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