Edsby for teachers
Edsby streamlines grading, attendance and other administrivia, and then gives you ways to make your class shine.
Edsby puts it all together for you
There are a million and one things teachers need to deal with. That’s where Edsby comes in. It automates much of your administration work, gives you better insight into your students than you’ve ever had, and gives you new, more efficient ways to communicate with parents and enroll them as partners in the academic success of your students.
Edsby helps you run your classes
The Edsby class, a Facebook-like timeline, is the heart of Edsby. You get one for every class you teach. But unlike other approaches, student and parent data isn’t painstakingly entered and managed by the teacher. It comes automatically from your school or district’s databases, without you having to do anything. Post notes in your classes. Create assignments and assign homework. Students can easily ask questions and post information of their own. Even shy students learn from others.
Edsby manages your content
When you upload files or videos to your Edsby classes, Edsby automatically places them in a class library for easy access. Create collections and galleries.
A grade book in every class
Each Edsby class includes a powerful grade book that allows you to use your preferred marking and evaluation scheme and make anecdotal and formative assessments. Easily share marks with students and parents. You can even make subjective comments and exercise your professional judgement on students’ grades.
Edsby helps with course planning
Every Edsby class also includes a course plan. Easily create units and lessons, including references and links to useful resources for students and parents. As you teach, you can indicate which unit is currently being taught or show that a unit has been completed. Keep your students and their parents in the loop.
Photo wall view of students
Edsby classes also have a face cloud showing all of the students registered in the class. Fabulous for the beginning of term, or for substitute teachers.
Edsby puts you in control
With Edsby, the teachers don’t just participate in the class, they control it. Teachers can edit or delete any message or file in the class without having to call IT. And if you want to, you can let parents come into your Edsby classes so they can see things like the course plan and the class conversation. Or you might prefer a closed class. Edsby leaves it up to you.
Edsby gives you the whole picture for the kids you teach
Edsby automatically tracks, filters and displays recent and relevant conversations for all the kids you teach. Never feel left out of the loop again. Whether it’s changes to a student’s address, or another teacher posting a mark or a discipline event, Edsby makes sure you see what you need to know in a secure area, available only to teachers and school staff.
You and colleagues can make notes about students and observations about learning progress. Access students’ schedules and assignments so you can see what their workloads look like and whether they’re getting assignments in on time in other courses.
Badges can be added to the student’s information, so you can tell if the student has a special status, for example a peanut allergy or an IEP.
Improved parental engagement
Edsby gives parents their own special way to log in and see the academic status of their children in real time. It presents their homework, their attendance, the specifics of what they’re being taught in each class each day and their performance in each course. You, the teacher, get an ongoing way to share details of how your students are doing above and beyond periodic parent-teacher interviews.
Edsby tracks details of every parent so you don’t have to. You also see the exact rights that each parent has with regard to their children—critical in today’s world of blended families.
And when the time comes to email parents with updates or to book parent-teacher interviews, Edsby lets you do it easily without having to maintain a separate email system yourself.
Keeps PD ongoing and fun
It’s harder than ever to get together with your colleagues 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 with your counterparts across your whole district. More about Edsby for professional development »