Edsby groups are safe, managed online collaboration areas. Use groups for school clubs or teams. And/or for region-wide professional development. Tight sync with other systems can get entire communities involved without technical headaches.
Flexible, effective collaboration
Edsby groups are a powerful way for people to collaborate with each other in a convenient, secure and effective way. Groups can be closed or open to an entire school, or even wide open across a school district or region. Groups can be shown to everyone, or only made visible to people with specified roles (to only teachers, for example).
Ideal for teams & clubs
Events in a group, like practices and rehearsals, appear on member’s calendars.
District-wide study groups
Groups automatically created for every class taught in a district or region allow students across schools to help each other, with teachers of those classes moderating and nurturing if necessary. Set automatically by synchronization with systems of record. No administration needed.
Private Monitor Groups can be used for identifying at risk students based on attendance incidents or grades, or to monitor specific students as a mentor.
Educators can use Edsby groups to facilitate electronic professional learning communities (PLCs).
Self-paced staff PD
Districts can apply Edsby groups for professional development for educators and can grant badges and certifications. Professional development groups allow educators to build out content together. Moderators can add staff members to take their courses.
Automatically assign students, teachers or parents to groups. For example, a group for all grade 6 students. Or a group for all science teachers in the district. Edsby can assign or remove users to and from groups based on your criteria and says in sync with district systems as users come and go. Zero management once set up.
Collate the results of conversations and save related files in wiki-like knowledge bases. Save files in a group library.
Every group in Edsby has a staff moderator. Groups can’t exist in Edsby without adult involvement.
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