Who Uses This Software?

K-12 school districts. Edsby is NOT appropriate for individual K-12 schools or for higher education, corporate training, non-profits, etc. It's been built just for the special needs of K-12 districts.


Average Ratings

92 reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4 / 5
    Features
  • 4 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • 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

Vendor Details

  • Edsby
  • http://www.edsby.com
  • Founded 2010

About This Software

Edsby is a modern, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) for K-12 school districts. It uses latest web and mobile technologies to connect teachers, students and parents in exciting new ways. Edsby incorporates social learning, assessment & reporting, approvals, workflows, group collaboration, course planning, parent communication, analytics and more--all specially designed to make K-12 school districts more effective.


Edsby Features

  • Attendance Management
  • Blank Student Monitors
  • Class Summary
  • Collaboration
  • Gradebook
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Lesson Plan Management
  • Screen Activity Recording
  • Test Building
  • View Student Monitors
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Class Summary
  • Curve Scores
  • Grade Calculations
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Lesson Planning
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Report Cards
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Weighted Assignments
  • 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
  • Academic Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Behavior Management
  • Bookstore Management
  • Cafeteria Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Clinic Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Enrollment Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Facility Management
  • Faculty / Staff Management
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Higher Education
  • Housing Management
  • Independent / Private
  • K-12
  • Library Management
  • Parent Portal
  • Scheduling
  • School District
  • Special Education
  • Student Information / Records
  • Student Portal

Edsby Most Helpful Reviews

We have had Edsby since its inception. We are pleased with most of what it does and aspires to be.

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4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: It connects teachers, students, and administrators together in an effective way. It is a very good student management system and interface that has the potential to be great.

Pros: The connections that it allows among families, students, teachers and administrators. The overall look makes sense with grades on one side, the feed in the centre and the courses and libraries on the other side. It is easy to read and fairly intuitive. As an administrator, I like that I can see most everything so with one piece of software, I can get a good sense of what is going on overall but I also can get granularity, as I need. I like the ability to Broadcast messages. I like the ability to get an overview of a student, current as well as past, and a peek into the future re: courses and grades.

The Report Card feature works well.

Cons: NUMBER 1 by far: There are no administrative master switches to do things such as turn off all grades or make them universally the same for all classes. There are certain times of the year that the look for parents and students should be the same. I either have to get each teacher to do it or give someone access to get it done for everyone. This is annoying. The inability for Edsby to change from day to day re: schedules - so attendance is often difficult to get correct. There is not enough flexibility to do so on our end. So the entire product looks shoddy to parents and students because times are rarely correct. It is tough for our attendance person to determine who is at school and who is not. The calendar is cumbersome. It takes too long to enter items and it is no easy to read. We have to use a separate calendar system. Messages are difficult to sort through (though the new sort feature is a great addition). Looking at past semesters is not easy. There are too many clicks. A single screen with all past grades and links from it would be much better.

Still in start-up mode

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4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Custom report cards. 3rd party LMS instead of internal LMS.

Pros: Meets our government regulatory compliance requirements. Awesome gradebook. Solid report cards. Pulls parent contact information, student contact information, teacher contact information, rooms and schedules from our SIS nightly. Changes are not updated in real time, but are updated within one day.

Cons: New features and updates are rolled out seemingly at the last minute. (ie 7pm notification of an overnight upgrade). Does not match the school year. Pull integration only with our SIS. Rigid roles. Parent account creation for parents that we want to authenticate with AD is problematic. Support department is only 2 people. Attendance is difficult. Does not allow users with multiple roles, ie teacher who is also a parent. Developments don't necessarily match school year. Lacks a threaded discussion board. Planning does not support backwards design. Calendars do not at this point have iCal feeds. No internal auditing of planned absences, so if a planned absence exists for a group or a class, if there is a change in the enrollment of the group or class, the planned absence is not modified for the user who changed enrollment. No list of known issues.