Edsby platform features
Edsby creates social media-like spaces for every class in every school in a district. Then it adds the right students and teachers automatically. A safe, structured place for a class to interact & share. Ideal for flipped classrooms and blended learning.
News unique to a school can be shared at the school level in a “river of news” for students & parents, in front of or behind the Edsby login. District, state/province or national-level streams can also be added.
Timetable & Calendar
Class, group and school calendars all roll up into each users’ personal calendars. Integrated with school’s databases & attendance, so parents also see if their kids have been marked present or late.
Teachers can ask students to weigh in on subjects. Results can be shared with students or not.
All uploaded files are virus checked. Media files are transcoded so they can be opened by any device.
Settings can be defined in course models so that, for example, all Grade 5 math gradebooks show strand averages so teachers don’t have to set them up. Curriculum and official resources like textbooks can also be defined.
Assessment & Reporting
Standards Based Grading
Tie assessments, observations, evidence of learning artifacts and more to state, provincial or federal expectations, outcomes or standards. Track standards coverage by class or individual student.
Teachers can use Edsby to finalize report cards and submit them to the office. Official reporting schemes and report card layouts can be used. Comments can be freeform or from official comment sets.
Educators can record student learning with photos, videos or other documents to capture progress or demonstrate mastery. Can be mapped to standards, shared with parents and analyzed at reporting time.
Electronic portfolios of students’ best work are maintained by the student and can be viewed by parents. In earliest grades, teachers can place items into students’ portfolios on their behalf, adding first records of their learning journey.
Subjective Performance Indicators
Color-coded symbols give teachers an easy way to informally communicate to students and parents how well a student is doing at something.
Real time insight using live, up-to-date data.
Message stakeholders or meet online in Edsby, assign at-risk students into groups and make & share observations.
On one screen, educators can access everything relating to a child’s education, incl. current grades, parent info, attendance, discipline, progress reports, learning evidence, IEPs, report cards, portfolio, alerts, schedule, teacher observations & more.
Parent Support by Design
Great parent support was built into Edsby from day one. Parents aren’t an afterthought.
Flexible Account Setup
Parents can be imported from existing systems and lists. Or Edsby can be used to safely register and connect parent accounts to those of their children.
No Email Addresses
Parents and teachers don’t need to know each other’s email addresses to message each other. Teachers don’t need to manage parent email address books.
Full or Partial Visibility
Parents can see as much as, or as little as, a teacher chooses to show them about what’s happening in their class.
Two-Way Integration With Legacy Systems
Remarkable two-way sync with existing systems for student, teacher, class, daily schedule and other info. Connects with SISes/SMSes, HR databases, Excel files, CSVs and other structured data not normally available.
Safety & Access Control
Designed for the unique needs of K-12, where safety of students & their data is paramount. Manages access of students, parents, teachers and school and district staff to ensure the right people get access to the right info.
A learning record store (LRS) tracks student activity within the system. Also tracks history of changes made to content. Enables powerful analytics.
Need something Edsby doesn’t do today? Custom apps can be built leveraging Edsby’s infrastructure. E.g. custom registrations, credit recovery, substitute teacher mgmt or more.
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are available for tight interoperability with other systems.