Who Uses Edsby?

Edsby is built just for the special needs of K-12 districts and regions. It is NOT appropriate for individual K-12 schools, higher education, corporate training, non-profits, home schooling, etc.

What Is Edsby?

Edsby is a modern, cloud-based digital learning and data platform built just for K-12 organizations. Its the most comprehensive single K-12 digital learning and data system available for school districts and regional governments. Edsby incorporates social learning, assessment & reporting, approvals, workflows, group collaboration, course planning, parent communication, analytics and more--all specially designed to bring K-12 into the modern digital future.

Edsby Details

Edsby

http://www.edsby.com

Founded 2010

Edsby Cost Overview

Edsby does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

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Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Edsby Features

  • Block Websites/Applications
  • Built in LMS
  • Collaboration Tools
  • For Classroom
  • For Labs
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • Real-time Chat
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Transcripts
  • View Student Monitors

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  • Attendance Tracking
  • Class Summary
  • Curve Scores
  • Grade Calculations
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Lesson Planning
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Report Cards
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Weighted Assignments

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  • Attendance Tracking
  • Classroom Management
  • Communication Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Enrollment Management
  • Financial Management
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Skill Testing
  • Student Information / Records

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  • Academic/Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Corporate/Business
  • Gamification
  • Learner Portal
  • Mobile Learning
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Video Conferencing
  • eCommerce
  • eLearning Companies

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  • Attendance Tracking
  • Breakout Rooms
  • File Sharing
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Polls/Voting
  • Raise Hand
  • Real-time Chat
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Session Recording
  • Two-Way Audio & Video

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Edsby Reviews

Showing 5 of 134 reviews

Overall
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Service
4.2/5
Features
4.2/5
Value for Money
4.4/5
Aaron S.
Lecturer
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/04/2018

"It is exactly what I've been looking for."

Pros: The ease and familiarity of a social media platform with the security and transparency of educational software. I can respond to my students questions from anywhere in the world at anytime and I know that our interaction is transparent for their security and mine.

Cons: The gradebook takes some getting used to and doesn't have all of the functionality of a dedicated platform.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/04/2018
Verified Reviewer
Technology Integration Specialist
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/12/2019

"K-12 Social Networking Based LMS"

Comments: Overall, the Edsby platform excels at social communication and K-12 school management. I wouldn't necessarily call it a proper LMS just yet because it only recently added the functionality to build asynchronous courses and import SCORM based learning modules.

Pros: The company is based in Ontario, Canada and focuses on K-12 education which is exactly where my school lands. As a result, many of the changes and customization are geared towards my school. Most the major LMS companies are based in the US so their focus is naturally there.

Cons: It seems like the number of customer service staff has not grown at a rate that can accommodate the number of clients that Edsby is accumulating. This has resulted in excruciatingly slow response times, especially around September and October.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/12/2019
Jeanne W.
Admin
Education Management, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/08/2020

"Edsby Communication Tool"

Comments: Daily use of Edsby is cohesive and timely. The staff at Edsby are always there to help.

Pros: Edsby offers a very successful communication tool to schools. Edsby links, Administrators, Teachers, Students and Parents with day to day knowledge of the academic and personal progress of students.

Cons: With COVID 19 is would be great if Edsby could integrate Edusafe Screening with their program.

Vendor Response

by Edsby on 18/08/2020

Thanks, Jeanne. Appreciate you taking the time to share your impressions of Edsby. We're looking at how to best capture medical screening data. Watching for data standards to solidify.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/08/2020
Jennifer H.
Teacher
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/06/2020

"Does the job, could be better"

Comments: Overall, Edsby is a decent product that managed all of the basics, but there is much that can be improved upon. It would behoove the developer to sit with an actively working teacher over time and see how the product is working and find the gaps that could be improved.

Pros: I like the ability to be able to copy an assignment to multiple classes rather than creating it multiple times. I also like the ability to create assignments student can complete online with auto grading. That is a huge time saver.

Cons: There were quite a few things that could be improved. The reporting of progress alerts was not the best and the presentation of a line graph as the first view for students as opposed to actually seeing the list of assessments with scores was always problematic. Many students never figure out to click on the next tab and never had a good grasp on their scores. Also, there were some features that were really handy that I NEVER knew about in 3 years of using this product, until all the e-learning took place and there became a sea of information to sort through. Although overall a decent product, I could continue...

Vendor Response

by Edsby on 07/07/2020

Thanks for the feedback, Jennifer. Glad you, like many teachers at SDHC, recently learned about other things Edsby can do beyond just report cards. Thanks for the suggestion of making the student "My Work" line graph not the default student view of assessments on browser logins. We're constantly receiving educator feedback and improving the product. Appreciate you taking the time.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/06/2020
Farrell R.
Science Teacher/Dept Chair
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/08/2020

"Edsby For Middle School"

Comments: Great for Online

Pros: VERY Student Friendly. Kids can easily navigate and find work

Cons: I wish the weighting of assignments and not just the points that could be scored.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/08/2020