Edsby

Edsby

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Edsby

Overview

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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Recent Reviews

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9 out of 10
December 04, 2015
We use Edsby as our parent portal and as our prime communication tool. Management uses it to communicate with staff and to maintain our …
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Edsby

5+

Cloud
per user/per year

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee required

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Details

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

Additional Features

  • Supported: Social classroom
  • Supported: Assessment & reporting
  • Supported: Teacher tools (attendance, course planning, parent communication)
  • Supported: Timetable & calendar
  • Supported: Approvals & workflows
  • Supported: Group collaboration
  • Supported: Analytics engine
  • Supported: Data store
  • Supported: Universal integration platform
  • Supported: Permission & access control

Edsby Screenshots

Screenshot of 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 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 An 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 District-wide attendance report in the Edsby digital learning platform

Edsby Downloadables

Edsby Integrations

  • Student information systems
  • Identity management systems (e.g. LDAP)
  • HR systems
  • Other structured data

Edsby Competitors

Edsby Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)60%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)40%

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
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Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

Reviews

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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.
  • no training
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.
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.
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.
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