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. 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 education more effective in school districts, states, provinces and whole countries.

Edsby Details

Edsby

http://www.edsby.com

Founded 2010

Edsby Pricing Overview

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

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

Classroom Management Software
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
Attendance Tracking
Class Summary
Curve Scores
Grade Calculations
Individualised Assessments
Lesson Planning
Parent Portal
Progress Reports
Report Cards
Teacher Dashboard
Weighted Assignments
Attendance Tracking
Classroom Management
Communication Management
Curriculum Management
Enrollment Management
Financial Management
Parent Portal
Progress Reports
Skill Testing
Student Information / Records
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
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

Edsby Reviews for UK Users

Showing 5 of 129 reviews

Overall
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Service
4.2/5
Features
4.2/5
Value for Money
4.3/5
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
Verified Reviewer
Teacher
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    2/5
  • Ease of Use
    1/5
  • Features & Functionality
    1/5
  • Customer Support
    1/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 26/04/2020

"Worst LMS I have used"

Comments: 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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 26/04/2020
Denise B.
Teacher
Education Management, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/04/2020

"Default Sort By First/Last Name"

Comments: Over all I believe Edsby has a TON of wonderful features and could only be improved with some minor tweaks.

Pros: I like that I can change the Sort order of the students to sort the list by First Name instead of Last Name.

Cons: I don't like that I have to set the SORT order EVERY time I go into my student gradebook - it should be either defaulted to the last setting or let me set my preference globally and have it stay that setting. I also think if I set it to sort by First Name the list should show the names as First Last - instead even though I select to sort by First Name it displays the names in Last First order. :(

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/04/2020
Darryl H.
Teacher
Education Management, 10,001+ 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