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Edsby for school administrators

Edsby for school administrators

In-depth information on every student and their status. And great new ways to engage parents.

A 360-degree view of any student

Edsby gives you a complete up-to-the-minute dashboard on any student with powerful analytics. When a parent calls, get current classes, marks, attendance, schedule, observations teachers have made, what the student’s workload looks like, whether they’re getting assignments in on time, discipline records and more. Confidently share a student’s exact academic status.

Edsby also lets you add badges to students’ information, so you can see if a student has special needs. You also see a list of all of the parents and guardians of the student and exactly what rights each has (in today’s world of blended families, not all parents can approve field trips, for instance.)

Edsby gives you a much more comprehensive and useful dashboard than any available from your student information system (SIS). This information is secure and available only to teachers and school staff.

Edsby is the most important application at our school for teaching and learning.
Steve Rush, IT Director / St. Andrew's College

Find at-risk and other students

The powerful Edsby Zoom tool allows you to quickly drill down. Filter and sort students by mark, class, teacher, and a host of other tags and badges, such as “peanut allergies” or “IEP”. And once you’ve found the set of students you’re interested in, Zoom provides powerful data analysis tools so you can track, identify and plan for kids at risk.

Edsby helps you track what’s going on in your school

Edsby automatically tracks, filters and displays recent and relevant activity for all of the kids in your school. Never feel left out of the loop again. Edsby shows you what you need to know. Whether it’s changes to a student’s address, a teacher posting a mark, or a discipline event, you’ll see the notification in the latest activity feed.

See an overview of the students, teachers and courses at your school

The Edsby home screen for principals and staff shows what’s going on right now. See how many students and staff are absent. See how many classes are being taught. See what field trips are happening. Click on anything and drill down for more information. Need to find a teacher with a spare next period? Need to find out what class a particular student is in right now? Need to find out whether maintenance can go into a particular room? Edsby can tell you.

Edsby is a valuable tool for connecting students, families, and staff members. It is a well-developed system that allows for communication and data to flow freely and safely.
William Groot, Principal / Toronto District Christian High School

Distribute news and memos in seconds, not hours

Edsby includes an easy way to share school news with the whole school community. Students and teachers can draft messages for the news feed, but Edsby will only publish them after they are approved by you or a designate. And Edsby is the perfect way to communicate with parents and students. Edsby lets you message all the students or parents in the school, in a class or grade, or only selected groups.

Message specific groups

Edsby can quickly and easily send messages to very targeted groups. Want to send a message to parents of kids with IEPs? No problem. Want to remind kids in grade 9 with averages under 60% that there’s extra help available? It’s just a few seconds away with Edsby. How about letting all of the kids of a particular teacher know she’s away with a sprained ankle? Again, Edsby makes it easy.

Edsby brings parents into the education process

Edsby helps you connect with and leverage the untapped army of parents that want to help their kids succeed at school. It’s historically been hard to let parents into the academic tent in the past. Edsby changes all, this by offering well thought-out (and free) access to Edsby for parents—not as an afterthought, but by design.

Edsby helps parents get a better sense of where their kids are at in school. When they see assignments, tests, homework, absentee data and more, they become more enrolled in their children’s success. And that leads to better results for students and for your school.

Powerful tools for district-wide collaborative inquiry & professional learning

It’s harder and more expensive than ever to get teachers together at the same time and place. Use the group collaboration capabilities of Edsby to build collaborative inquiry online and foster professional learning anytime, anywhere—even across your whole district. More about Edsby for professional development »


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