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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/cl/ql/0QRF6N7M3KSA.PNGEdsby for the time oppressed teacherEdsby 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.,10,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.,WordPress,Google Drive,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.,10Edsby - making school life easierWe 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.,9,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.Love it!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.,9,Clarity within the organization Transparency for parents Improved client satisfaction,MaplewoodA real pleasure to use!Edsby is our school wide learning management system.,The interface is friendly and familiar. Edsby works intuitively. Edsby is a powerful tool.,I would like to see more left to right support and additional languages.,10,
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December 15, 2015

User Review: "Edsby for the time oppressed teacher"

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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.
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December 15, 2015

User Review: "Edsby - making school life easier"

Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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December 04, 2015

Edsby Review: "Love it!"

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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.
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November 11, 2015

Edsby Review: "A real pleasure to use!"

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Edsby is our school wide learning management system.
  • The interface is friendly and familiar.
  • Edsby works intuitively.
  • Edsby is a powerful tool.
  • I would like to see more left to right support and additional languages.
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About 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

Has featureSocial classroom
Has featureAssessment & reporting
Has featureTeacher tools (attendance, course planning, parent communication)
Has featureTimetable & calendar
Has featureApprovals & workflows
Has featureGroup collaboration
Has featureAnalytics engine
Has featureData store
Has featureUniversal integration platform
Has featurePermission & access control

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Edsby Integrations

Student information systems, Identity management systems (e.g. LDAP, Active Directory), HR systems, Other structured data

Edsby Competitors

Pricing

Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Required

Edsby charges an up-front fee for initial integration. There are also annual costs, variable with the number of students. Parent, teacher and administrator accounts are free. Certain other features are charged for annually. Special pricing applies for private schools. Contact Edsby for details.

Edsby Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
60%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)Enterprises (> 500 employees)
40%

Edsby Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Live Chat
Email
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Video Tutorials / Webinar
Phone
Within product

Edsby Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android
Supported Countries:Canada, United States
Supported Languages: English, Spanish, French