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What is Edsby?

Edsby is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) for K-12 school districts that uses web and mobile technologies to connect teachers, students, parents and administrators in new ways. This LMS allows students and parents to check grades, attendance, homework and…

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December 04, 2015
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What is Edsby?

Edsby is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) for K-12 school districts that uses web and mobile technologies to connect teachers, students, parents and administrators in new ways.

This LMS allows students and parents to check grades, attendance, homework and more from a browser, tablet or mobile phone.

The vendor says what sets this LMS apart from others is that Edsby is designed specifically for the special requirements and needs of K-12. To make district-wide rollouts quick and to minimize ongoing administration, it integrates tightly with existing systems, leveraging data and security policies. And it allows for deep customization by districts—including local terminology, assessment schemes and reporting—even while being cloud-based.

Edsby Features

Learning Management Features

  • Supported: Course authoring
  • Supported: Course catalog or library
  • Supported: Player/Portal
  • Supported: Mobile friendly
  • Supported: Progress tracking & certifications
  • Supported: Assignments
  • Supported: Learning administration
  • Supported: Learning reporting & analytics
  • Supported: eLearning
  • Supported: Assessments
  • Supported: Live online learning
  • Supported: In-person learning
  • Supported: Video learning
  • Supported: SCORM-compliant
  • Supported: Tin Can (xAPI) compliant
  • Supported: Social learning
  • Supported: Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

Edsby Screenshots

Screenshot of the student's dashboard view in EdsbyScreenshot of private teacher observations of students in Edsby, taggedScreenshot of mobile Edsby clients available for iOS and AndroidScreenshot of a teacher's view of an Edsby class, the heart of the Edsby learning and analytics platformScreenshot of the teacher's view of a class gradebook in the Edsby learning and analytics platformScreenshot of a student eportfolio in the Edsby learning and analytics platformScreenshot of a dedicated group area for a school club in the Edsby digital learning platformScreenshot of choosing standards associated with an assessment in the Edsby digital learning platformScreenshot of a district-wide attendance report in the Edsby digital learning platform

Edsby Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesAfrikaans, Arabic, Bengali, BR Portugese (Brazilian), Chinese (PRC), Chinese (Taiwan), Danish, Dutch, English, English (Australian), English (Canadian), English (New Zealand), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Vietnamese, Xhosa, Yiddish, Zulu

Edsby Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)60%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)40%
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Edsby is widely regarded as a convenient and efficient platform that addresses the needs of both large and small school districts. Users appreciate Edsby for its ability to capture and access critical information quickly, making it incredibly convenient for future reference. The software centralizes all essential tasks, eliminating the need to switch between different programs for functions like inputting marks, managing attendance, and organizing groups. This streamlining of processes has resulted in improved efficiency and reduced paperwork. Teachers find Edsby especially valuable as it simplifies the creation of report cards, allows for ongoing communication with students and parents, and provides a comprehensive grade book program. Additionally, the software facilitates communication between staff members, resolves issues like missed classes or lost handouts through material sharing, and supports uninterrupted learning during times like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Another significant benefit of Edsby is its impact on parental engagement. Once parents become familiar with the platform, they are generally satisfied with the level of communication it provides regarding their child's progress and teacher assessment proficiency. Edsby serves as a centralized hub for student progress, assignments, and communication with teachers, effectively increasing parental awareness and enabling them to take a more proactive role in their child's education. Teachers greatly appreciate how Edsby simplifies home-school communication by allowing easy dissemination of information to all students or specific groups. This eliminates version confusion and ensures that all necessary classwork materials are easily accessible in one place.

Furthermore, Edsby has proven to be an invaluable tool for remote learning scenarios. During periods when physical classroom instruction is not possible or limited, Edsby facilitates connections between students, making it easier for them to collaborate and engage in meaningful discussions outside of traditional classroom settings. The software also enables teachers to stay connected with students and share learning resources seamlessly.

Overall, Edsby offers a user-friendly interface and a powerful set of productivity tools that benefit teachers, administrators, parents, and students alike. It streamlines processes, enhances communication, improves efficiency, and ensures that all necessary information is readily available in one centralized location.

Easy to use: Users consistently mention that Edsby is easy to use, with many reviewers stating that the platform is intuitive and user-friendly. Some users have specifically praised how simple it is for new teachers to navigate and utilize the various features of Edsby.

Comprehensive features: Reviewers appreciate the comprehensive set of features offered by Edsby. They find the platform helpful in managing various aspects of school functions such as attendance, class schedules, grades, assessments, and parent-teacher interviews. The integration of Edsby with Office365 is particularly valued by users, as it allows for seamless submission and grading of assignments.

Effective communication: Users highlight the effectiveness of communication through Edsby. They appreciate being able to easily send broadcasts to update students and parents on important information like upcoming field trips, projects, and learning goals. The ability to quickly exchange messages with parents is also highly regarded.

Confusing User Interface: Many users have expressed frustration with the confusing and difficult-to-navigate user interface of Edsby. Some reviewers find it challenging to locate specific items in the timeline or access different classes, leading to a longer learning curve. The presence of multiple places to perform similar tasks adds to the confusion, making it harder for users to navigate the platform efficiently.

Inadequate Help Screens: Users have criticized the help screens in Edsby, describing them as inadequate and often outdated. This lack of comprehensive and up-to-date information makes it difficult for users to find the guidance they need when using the platform. As a result, users are left feeling unsupported and struggling to fully understand how to utilize all of Edsby's features effectively.

Limited Mobile App Functionality: The mobile app offered by Edsby is seen as lacking compared to its computer version. Several reviewers mention that the app has limited functionality, which restricts their ability to use certain features on-the-go. This limitation not only hinders convenience but also affects users' overall satisfaction with their experience using Edsby on mobile devices.

Based on user reviews, the most common recommendations for Edsby are as follows:

  1. Conduct a needs analysis and evaluate other Learning Management Systems (LMSes) before choosing Edsby. Users suggest taking the time to thoroughly assess the specific requirements of the school and compare different options before making a decision.

  2. Invest in staff training and encourage teachers to explore how Edsby can help them be more effective and efficient. Users emphasize the importance of getting educators excited about the potential benefits of using Edsby in order to maximize its impact on administrative and academic tasks.

  3. Take the time to set up Edsby properly and ensure that the School Information System (SIS) is clean before using it. Users recommend investing effort in a full setup process and ensuring that all necessary data is accurately imported into Edsby for smooth operation.

Overall, users highly recommend Edsby for K-12 schools looking to enhance communication with parents, students, and teachers. They believe it is a valuable tool that can serve as a comprehensive platform for accessing important information within school communities.

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In our organization, user management and organization are key to our successful use of Edsby’s services. When you are managing the profiles of over a hundred people Edsby is the best choice. When you get to see the impact and the ease of use it really makes you want to use the product yourself.
  • User management
  • Secure messaging
  • Individual manageable user profiles
  • File upload
  • Colour scheme
  • Website error messages
Edsby is well suited for schools of any size because of its flexibility and ease of use and bulk management characteristics. When you have a small user base then Google Classroom would be the better choice because of its better small user made management and tools. I thoroughly hope you enjoy Edsby.
  • User management
  • Announcement ease of use
  • Student portfolio option
Learning Management (6)
Mobile friendly
Progress tracking & certifications
Learning administration
Social learning
  • Larger user base
  • Increased traffic
  • Increased profit margins
Edsby and Google Classroom are two entirely different services, yet they can be used together with increased learning effectiveness as the result. When used in tandem, they combine the best features of both platforms and blend them together to get the best learning platform possible.
  • no training
Yes, everything was easy to set up and manage.
Everything is easy to use and well as being overly user-friendly to your average student.
  • Messaging
  • Mass messaging
  • File uploads
  • Link uploads
  • Waiting time for file and link uploads
The mobile interface is almost as good as the desktop interface and is better in some ways because rod it’s increased simplicity.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Edsby is being used by all the teachers in the school and across the school district.

Edsby allows for current, on-going communication with students and parents on class work and student progress via a Lesson Planner, and a Grade Book assessments and marks program. Edsby provides a panorama profile of all of the students in one's class with parent or guardian contact names, phone numbers, and email addresses of the students. It also shows which other classes students are enrolled in and the teachers can share observations on their students or keep them "private" to themselves. The seating plan is extremely helpful as it provides a photo of each student and can easily be edited to change the seating arrangements. It has an attendance page which is easy to use and has a space where one can mark reasons for absences.

Edsby is particularly helpful for Progress Report, Mid-Term Report, and Final Report time. Instead of flipping through paper records of student progress, one can simply flip from screen to screen in Edsby to find all the information needed to write comments on students' progress and their Learning Skills and Study Habits. It saves a great deal of time. One can copy and paste from observations or directly from the assessment comment line or individual assessment.
  • It has a home page viewable by students in which there is a Journal space. Teachers can post reminders for example for homework or upcoming events.
  • EDSBY has a place where one can create Folders or Unit Assessments which students can access and if need be print themselves a copy of the assessment. These folders can be used for different unit work or for something that is used throughout the semester. For instance, information on The Writing Process is in a folder, as are major assessments.
  • It's easy to set up the Grade Book because of the automatic choices that are offered for semester work and culminating work. Weights can be edited and categories of assessment can be changed quickly, if needed.
  • If you have a problem, you can ask for help from someone in the school or in the system who knows about the program, or you can send a message to EDSBY, and they are very quick in replying with a fix.
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.
  • Better customer service, in the sense that students know clearly what they need to do, and when they need to do it.
  • Better customer service, in that it is easier for teachers to contact parents, with the lap top in front of them and all the relevant data on student progress or lack thereof in front of them.
  • Better customer service, in that students can email the teacher directly through EDSBY to ask a question or see clarification, or make a request.
EDSBY was piloted at the school last semester, and I found it made my job easier, which is a boon since time is fleeting and I could get more done with less effort with Edsby. After the pilot the entire school district was signed up to use Edsby. I like it very much. I did use a blog on First Class which was extremely difficult to learn, and a blog on WordPress which was easier to learn how to use but not interactive like Edsby is. To my mind, Edsby is far superior to the former.
  • The planner with lesson, journal, and assessment buttons.
  • Grade book
  • Email contacts, phone contacts
  • This is where I'd like to amend a statement previously made by me. If I use control +, I can increase the font size of the Lesson plan so students sitting further back in the class can see the plan projected on the Smart Board, without having to go to a Smart Note file.
It's very user friendly.
David Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Edsby school-wide. It is our main learning management system. It provides our students and their parents with information about their classes and activities. It allows teachers and administrators to have easy access to information on students.
  • Edsby is extremely easy to learn and use.
  • Students love the "social media" feel to Edsby.
  • Edsby could make the sorting and collecting of information such as attendance easier.
  • Enhancements to the messaging system are needed - sorting into folders, searching, etc.
Edsby is an easy to use system. It is as close to an all-in-one education solution as I have seen. Corefour continues to solicit feedback from its users and is very responsive to problems. They consistently try to build new features that educators need and want.
  • 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.
December 04, 2015

Love it!

Celia Stone | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Edsby as our parent portal and as our prime communication tool. Management uses it to communicate with staff and to maintain our school calendar. Teachers use it to communicate with each other and with the parents and students in their classes. Homework is posted each day on Edsby along with any interesting news or upcoming events. Students use Edsby to communicate with their teachers or with each other. This has made our entire school much more connected and provides transparency for parents into our organization. Our goal was clarity and no surprises and Esdby has been the perfect vehicle.
  • Intuitive - Parents find it simple to use.
  • Email - because Esdby links to our SIS producing class lists and broadcast emails are a snap.
  • 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.
Some SIS (student information systems) have a communication component built in. In our case, our has since developed one but it is not as simple to use so we choose to stay with Edsby.
  • Clarity within the organization
  • Transparency for parents
  • Improved client satisfaction
  • Maplewood
Edsby is far more intuitive to use so it provides a better user experience.
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