Edsby Capture for Teachers
The Edsby Capture App, available via the App Store and Google Play, gives educators a simple way to record, tag, share, and report on learning evidence.
Edsby Capture gives students and teachers the ability to easily capture photographs and videos of their work and create evidence items within the Edsby platform. After a record is uploaded, it is automatically added to the Edsby evidence stream and associated with relevant students.
Capturing evidence through Edsby has never been easier. With just a few taps of your smartphone or tablet, you can quickly add pieces of evidence for any of your students.
Printing QR Codes
When you open the Edsby Capture app, it will ask you to scan your student’s QR code. Each student has a unique QR code linked to their Edsby account. Have the QR codes for each of your students ready before opening the app. You can print QR codes from both the Evidence system within a class or from the Student panel in the class.
To print QR codes for the students in your class, navigate to the Evidence system in your class. In the All Evidence view, click the button that says Print QR codes for Students.
If you need to reissue QR codes for all of your students, click Reissue all Codes. If you only need to reissue QR codes for a handful of students, click the Reissue Code icon in the bottom right corner of each student’s individual square.
To print QR codes from the Student panel in the class, click to view all students in the class. Click QR Codes, then click Print.
You can also reissue QR codes for any or all of your students from this screen.
Enabling students to print their own QR Codes
You can enable students and their parents to print their own QR Codes for capturing learning evidence at home.
Click the checkbox next to ‘Allow students and parents to print the QR Codes’.
This option can also be selected in the class setup form.
Note: Students and their parents will only see the QR Codes pertaining to them. The QR Codes of other students in the class will not be accessible.
Downloading the App
The Edsby Capture App is available via the Apple Store and Google Play. Click the links below to download the App and make capturing evidence a breeze.
Using the App
Open the Edsby Capture app. You’ll see a screen where you can scan your student’s QR code.
Use the camera to scan the QR code of the student you wish to capture evidence for.
Take a picture of the piece of evidence you wish to capture.
The photo will upload. When the evidence has successfully been captured, Upload Complete will be visible beneath the photo.
Once captured, the evidence will automatically flow into the All Evidence feed within the Edsby Evidence system. Here, teachers can view a reverse chronological list of all evidence captured for all of the students in their class.
Additionally, the evidence will automatically flow into the Organize section for each specific student the evidence was captured for.
Teachers can also choose to scan another QR code and continue capturing evidence for additional students.
Students using the app
Students can also use the Edsby Capture App to capture evidence regarding their own work without the teacher needing to. Provide your students with their QR codes so they can easily document their own work in the classroom. When students capture a piece of their own evidence, it will also flow into the teacher’s Edsby Evidence system.
Editing the Evidence
The Edsby Capture app simplifies the evidence capturing process by only requiring images to be captured regarding a student’s work. If teachers would like to add additional observations, conversational evidence, expectations, or share the evidence with the student and their parents, they can do so from the Edsby evidence system within the browser interface.
Navigate to the evidence system within a class. This brings the teacher to the All Evidence view of the class where the previously captured evidence will be visible in the feed.
Under the piece of evidence, click Edit.
This opens the New Evidence form where teachers can write an observation, conversational evidence, add frames and expectations as well as custom tags, apply the evidence to additional students, assign a performance indicator, or share the evidence in the student’s Learning Story.
Make any necessary edits and click Save.
Teachers can also find the captured evidence in the Organize tab of the evidence system. Click Organize and select the correct student from the drop-down menu.
The evidence captured on Edsby Capture, if not edited yet, will be found in the Untagged section.
Double click to access the New Evidence form and make any additions.