About Edsby

Edsby® is an award-winning, next generation K-12 learning management system (LMS) with the broadest set of capabilities available in a single application made just for the specific needs of K-12 students, educators and parents. It enables improved teaching effectiveness and student success in and out of the classroom with a familiar, social-style user experience.

Unlike other systems, Edsby goes beyond the standard definition of an LMS with a wide set of features (including modern assessment & reporting, timesaving tools for K-12 educators and parents and innovative analytics) for the full spectrum of K-6 and 7-12 learners in one platform that can be tailored to meet a specific district or region’s needs.

Edsby is used district-wide by some of the largest K-12 districts in North America. It has been licensed for national use by the New Zealand Ministry of Education and has received more than 60 industry awards and distinctions.


Key benefits of Edsby

? Edsby creates social media-like spaces for each of their classes where students and teachers can conduct learning and assessment online and offline.

? 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 allows educators to view academic performance and risk indicators at regional, district, individual school or family of schools levels.

? Workflow is automatically managed; students can submit assignments or other documents electronically and teachers can grade them. Kindergarten and other registrations normally done in outside systems can be performed in Edsby.

? The solution offers automatic parent-teacher interview scheduling that eliminates the need for third party systems or paperwork.


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Edsby Software - A teacher's view of an Edsby class, the heart of the Edsby learning and analytics platform
Edsby Software - Choosing standards associated with an assessment in the Edsby digital learning platform
Edsby Software - Teacher's view of a class gradebook in the Edsby learning and analytics platform
Edsby Software - A student eportfolio in the Edsby learning and analytics platform
Edsby Software - Dedicated group area for a school club in the Edsby digital learning platform
Edsby Software - A searchable learning object repository for teachers in the Edsby digital learning platform
Edsby Software - District-wide attendance report in the Edsby LMS for K-12
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Edsby Software - A teacher's view of an Edsby class, the heart of the Edsby learning and analytics platform
Edsby Software - Choosing standards associated with an assessment in the Edsby digital learning platform
Edsby Software - Teacher's view of a class gradebook in the Edsby learning and analytics platform
Edsby Software - A student eportfolio in the Edsby learning and analytics platform
Edsby Software - Dedicated group area for a school club in the Edsby digital learning platform
Edsby Software - A searchable learning object repository for teachers in the Edsby digital learning platform
Edsby Software - District-wide attendance report in the Edsby LMS for K-12

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claudia
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I use Edsby every day and find it suits my needs as teacher.

Reviewed on 27/09/2017

Pros

It has everything in one: class lists, marking, calculating, parent communication, groups for student communication, at a glance information.

Cons

I kept may marks on Edsby and had a student move away out of province. His profile immediately disappeared. When there were questions and issues about his marks from the new school, I was unable to provide history. When I wrote for support, I received no response.

Response from Edsby

Sorry to hear of the poor experience you received from Edsby support. In the future, we invite you to contact us with questions like this directly from Edsby itself by clicking the question mark at the bottom right of any Edsby page (only teachers see this.) That's a direct hotline to our support staff. Hope we can make your next interaction with us a better one. Thanks for using Edsby!

Royston
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Useful all in one educational package.

Reviewed on 04/10/2022

I think Edsby overall is a fantastic tool that allows teachers to stay organized and allows easy...

I think Edsby overall is a fantastic tool that allows teachers to stay organized and allows easy communication with both students, parents and staff. It has made many of the routine tasks of teaching easier.

Pros

I think the GRADE BOOK is very user friendly. It is very easy to create, organize, update and display assignment evaluations for students and parents.

Cons

My frustrations are minor. Not being able to remove groups from MY GROUPS that are not relevant to my teaching activities is a minor issue. A more flexible consolidation feature in GRADE BOOK would also be an improvement.

Response from Edsby

Thanks for the review, Royston. If groups can't be removed from your Edsby desktop, it's because your district placed them there as a district-wide policy decision. They want all teachers being aware of what they post there, or have the chance to participate in the specific conversations therein. Appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on Edsby.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Worst LMS I have used

Reviewed on 26/04/2020

Very poor.
If we were not required to use this for our school district we definitely would not

Very poor.
If we were not required to use this for our school district we definitely would not

Pros

The ability to make online quizzes/tests that auto-grade and enter into the gradebook

Cons

Where to begin...
I'm amazed that any LMS software does not have an import/export feature for it's test bank.
I've had numerous times that multiple choice test questions had blank answers when the students took the test - although this should be 'impossible' since when MANUALLY typing in each question and answr choices, it will not let you save a blank answer.
When cross-posting assignments, some propagate when edited and some do not. But nothing on the entry screen tells which ones.
There is no way to enter in a test/quiz grade manually for students that require alternative testing methods - unless you change the online submission type to 'none' - which then deletes the info for all of the students that took the online test.
and there are NO UNDO options.
On many screens where an information bubble pops up - it remains there no matter what is clicked on and you have to reload the page to make it go away.
For assignments with a letter grade - there is no option to give a ZERO - and a U does not calculate in as a zero.
New pinned items go at the bottom when they should show at the top - or at least give an option without having to manually drag it.
Anytime I have opened a ticket with support - I either get no answer, an answer that is later contradicted when I ask for more detail, or a "working as designed" with absolutely no offer to consider that ALL of our teachers would logistically prefer a feature to function differently

Lesley
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Edsby is great - there are tons of great features and it's user-friendly.

Reviewed on 26/09/2017

Online test option, seating plan, calendar function, student and parent communication, attaching...

Online test option, seating plan, calendar function, student and parent communication, attaching files/assignments for absent students, due dates, etc.

Pros

I like the fact that I can communicate with students and parents in terms of due dates, test dates, missed work (I post what I do in class everyday and attach any assignments), as well as progress in the course (missing assignments, marked assignments, etc.).

Cons

I don't like how I can't enter multiple mark sets at time. I also wish there were attendance sheets with dates at the top (not the blank mark sheets). I also wish we could make our own names for what goes in the mark bucket (the drop-down list is good, but I wish I could choose the names of some of my items - example: "Fitness" for phys ed class). I wish there was a save function for report carding because I've had it happen where I've lost my internet connection and therefore, lost my recent comments for students.

Todd
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Simplified the management of our school data from several programs to one; Edsby!

Reviewed on 27/04/2018

Pros

As the School IT Admin, Edsby takes care of many details that I do not have to. This frees me to deal with local on-site concerns.
As a teacher, I absolutely love the Gradebook, the Classroom Journal, and the Library. These features allow me to have all of my materials in one place. I can go online just about anywhere and access my work. The journal also allows students to stay up-to-date if they are away, and they can have access to any work that was covered that day.

Cons

As a teacher, I really appreciate integration of student work and the Gradebook. Unfortunately, I have had too many experiences when students are unable to submit their work from their Google Drive.

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Edsby offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$5.00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Contact Edsby for pricing information or a quote.

Edsby has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Edsby supports the following languages:

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

Edsby supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Edsby integrates with the following applications:

Azure Active Directory, Google Calendar, Google Meet, Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, Webex

Edsby offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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