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?

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

Edsby Details

Edsby

http://www.edsby.com

Founded 2010

Teacher view of a class
A class gradebook
Assessment by standards
Student portfolios
Powerful analytics
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Edsby pricing overview

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


Starting Price

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Pricing Details

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Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Edsby deployment and support

Support

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

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Edsby Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Block Websites/Applications
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discipline Management
  • Email Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • For Classroom
  • For Labs
  • Gradebook
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • Learning Management
  • Live Chat
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Records Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Skills Assessment
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transcripts
  • View Student Monitors

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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Blended Learning
  • Calendar Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Curve Scores
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Financial Management
  • Grade Calculations
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Learning Management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Live Chat
  • Parent Portal
  • Personalization
  • Planning Tools
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Weighted Assignments

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Classroom Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Financial Management
  • Learning Management
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Parent Portal
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Skill Testing
  • Skills Assessment
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Third Party Integrations

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  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Employee Portal
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Conferencing
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • File Sharing
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learning Management
  • Live Chat
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Progress Reports
  • Raise Hand
  • Real Time Data
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduling
  • Screen Sharing
  • Self-Learning
  • Session Recording
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Two Way Audio & Video
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Whiteboard

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Edsby Reviews

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Overall rating

4.3/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.2
Customer Service 4.2
Features 4.1
Value for Money 4.3

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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
Malissa C.
teacher
Education Management, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/03/2021

"Edsby for Gradebook"

Comments: Overall, Edsby does have some features that are really great. The gradebook and report card are the easiest I have ever used. I would recommend if those features are important to you.

Pros: I mainly use Edsby for it's gradebook and report card features. I find it very easy to work with and like to it auto-saves information that is input.

Cons: It is not as user friendly for students and parents as it is for teachers and administration. It freezes and locks students out often.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/03/2021
Graham C.
Teacher
E-Learning, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    1 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 07/01/2021

"Good in single classes, too labyrinthine for a whole courseload."

Comments: I've taught and learned via a host of LMSs, and as currently configured Edsby just isn't up to scratch for complete online learning. It works well enough as an adjunct to in-person learning, especially at the elementary level. Parent contacts works well, although my own classes are missing emails and I'm unsure why that is. I haven't used the gradebook yet so I can't comment.
If I was to ask the dev team for 2 things they would be:
1) Make courses pinnable, and possibly even mutable. Allowing user customization will go long way.
2) Separate tasks and discussion. Student comments should never bury teacher announcements.

Pros: Generally intuitive and clear. Student and parent contact info is easy to find. Posts are easy to make.

Cons: It is remarkably easy to get lost or miss important items as a user of any type (teacher, student or parent). There is no ability to prioritise certain classes or threads, and the only way to post items is in the rolling general chat thread. The pinned item space is a limited area in the left margin, so to find anything you have to (1) go into the correct class/course and (2) scroll down past all other posts (including student chatter) to hopefully find the right thing in the timeline.
If students or teachers are registered for multiple classes, there is no way to pin, prioritize or re-organize the order of classes, either for yourself or for your students. This means that 'Homeroom' is buried under a mountain of inactive classes or classes I'm no longer teaching.

Vendor Response

by Edsby on 18/01/2021

I'm sorry you're having an unsatisfactory experience with Edsby. Edsby was built in Ontario for the needs of Ontario educators. If you haven't used Edsby's ON Ministry Growing Success-friendly gradebook, you're missing a huge part of the value of Edsby.

Re: ordering Edsby classes and groups, click and drag them on your Edsby desktop into any order you like. Your reordering is respected on all devices. And if student discussion in your classes is undesirable for how you want to use your classes, turn off the ability for students to post. Your choice as educator. Avail. in the Setup menu in each class. If you want to encourage student discussions or collaboration outside of your class containers, i.e. if you want to keep them teacher material-only, consider using Edsby Groups.

Happy to walk you through specifics of the above or other perceived Edsby shortcomings. Post questions in the Edsby Feedback group in your Edsby system or write us at [email protected]

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  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 07/01/2021
Darryl H.
Teacher
Education Management, 10,000+ Employees
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 27/09/2019

"The Best Educational Management Tool Solution"

Comments: I find Edsby is the ideal all in one classroom management tool. Edsby allows me to present lessons with a variety of image and video formats, evaluate, post results with comments in a way that resonates with students and is accessible to parents.

Pros: 1. Intuitive layout
2. Very user-friendly for both teachers and students
3. The ability to incorporate various attachment formats such as .jpeg hyperlinks and .wmv files

Cons: I wish when accessing assignments for marking in the grade book the list on the right-hand side would show I have marked it and not require I click on the assignment on the list on the right in order to affect the number of unmarked assignments. I open the assignment and add comments by clicking on the assignment from the list on the grade book screen.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/09/2019