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What is Edsby?

Edsby is the most comprehensive single digital learning and data platform available for K-12. Edsby gives K-12 school districts, regional or national governments powerful ways to measure their educational effectiveness. Unlike most learning management systems, Edsby was designed specifically for K-12, so it includes assessment and reporting features for the unique needs of junior and elementary students. It respects regional policies, terms, standards and data security required in K-12. And it has tight connections to a district’s existing data so all educators and students can benefit from the system while reducing educator workload. Edsby is winner of more than 50 industry awards and distinctions.

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Product Description

Edsby is a modern, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) for K-12 school districts that uses latest web and mobile technologies to connect teachers, students and parents in exciting new ways. It incorporates social learning, school news, group collaboration, assessment management, timetables and calendars, course planning, report cards, attendance and more.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

Edsby is a single application for all things K-12, with a single login. It becomes the one system that ties a school district or even a whole region together. Organizations using Edsby never have to question where teachers, students and parents should go for what.

Google G-Suite for Education and Microsoft O365 Education are software suites primarily aimed at simplifying educators’ workflows around the creation and management of electronic documents. They've both introduced management functions to facilitate assignment submission and grading. But they must both be integrated with other applications for them to approach the usefulness of proven single systems like Edsby. And Google and Microsoft only have rudimentary integration with districts’ systems of record, if they’re integrated at all.

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Edsby
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2010
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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What do you like best?

Edsby is easy to introduce to faculty, students and parents. Edsby offers an immense array of options, but what it fundamentally promises - to be the online platform for school and classroom communication - it delivers on in spades. From welcome messages and class plans on the first day, through to online report cards at the end of the term, Edsby is a daily resource for all things learning-related. It doesn't replace the classroom, it enhances it. And I think it makes teachers - and most importantly students - more successful. Edsby is a gift to teaching and learning. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The downside of Edsby is that teachers begin to have numerous creative ideas on how to do things in Edsby, and while Edsby tries to be responsive, it's not always available or possible from the programmer's point of view. Another possible detrimental effect is that students can become focused and anxious at seeing their grade updated. There are ways to mitigate this, but a simple "Update" button in the gradebook, along with "Share", would help. We need to care for the anxiety level of students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Edsby is perfect for communicating class plans, unit plans and daily activities, while being a repository for all the resources students need. This has eliminated the problem of students not having resources because they lost them, or were away, or need them for review and can't find them. More recently, Edsby has been fantastic for enabling digital submission of assignments, which helps for at-home learning or just paperless work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Dallas Kachan of Edsby

Thanks, Kevin. Agreed that students often chase their grades in online systems like Edsby. A good reminder for all of us, parents included, to examine ways to help them remember that education is about more than just #s.

Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Edsby is very user friendly from the student, teacher, administrator and parent perspective. It allows us to do almost everything within the system. The Edsby team is very supportive and address requests and concerns quickly and efficiently. Most of all, the system is incredibly easy to use and takes very little time to learn. The ability to share content with students and use the tools to gather diagnostic feedback on student progress is important. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are very few things to dislike. The messaging system is quite simple and the ability to sort messages into folders would be helpful. Also, a separate discussion space within classes would be a great feature. Occasionally, sharing content between classes by teachers is challenging. The only downside is that the system will only be as good as a end user. If students don't use the system to their advantage and teachers don't post effectively, the benefits are not realized. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I have recommended Edsby to many independent schools. I have always been impressed by how easily Edsby fits into the daily routine of our school day and how simple it is to share information and content with students and parents. The attendance features are excellent and the groups are a powerful tool to keep co-curriculars organized. The gradebook feature is also very easy to use and quite powerful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes communication with students and parents very easy. Parents are kept up to date with their child's progress and know how they are doing in school. All parties are also aware of what is coming up and can use the calendar feature to plan their busy lives. Some of the biggest things we try to teach are time management and organization and Edsby helps to make both easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The ability to see classes, activities, schedules, parent information, grades, and anecdotal information all in one 'panorama' view.

The ability to connect Ontario curriculum expectations to assessments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The library feature of resources needs work. Document thumbnails are unclear and organization is challenging.

Some elements of the layout we would like to change but we are not permitted to, even with the highest permissions (for example, Edsby put their own notice in our 'River of News' banner and despite repeated requests to remove it, or allow us to remove it, we were not permitted). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A 'one stop shop' for student information has allowed faculty members to find out all that they need about their learners.

A comprehensive grade book program.

The ability to see classes and clubs/teams/activities in one area.

Fairly easy navigation and ease of use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like that I can interact with my students in real time and give them feedback on their assignments. I also like that the curriculum expectations are available to include in online assignments. Additionally, developing "Groups" for my students to share and interact beyond our regular subjects enabled me to see their interactions with myself and others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I find that the time to finish uploading files and videos varies from day to day. I would also prefer more options with the online quizzes (maybe placing things in order). Also, I would like options for adapting the layout to maximize its effectiveness. Also, parents and students often get frustrated while using EDSBY on their mobile devices (phones) because the appearance is different than at school. If the appearance of each could be aligned, it would cause less confusion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Explore all the various capacities of the platform. There are many resources from grading to parent involvement to student attendance to seating plans. I often encourage my colleagues to try new aspects of it in their classroom. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the Covid situation I was grateful that I had EDSBY as a resource. I had been using it extensively before the crisis, so it was a natural extension of our learning.It was instrumental to solving our "distance-learning" challenge. Also, last year, I contacted another Grade 6 teacher from a different school and we created a "group", made ourselves admins., and put both our classes in as members. Then the students were able to ask questions and share l;earning between classrooms that are kilometres apart. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Dallas Kachan of Edsby

Glad you're making such great use of Edsby, Sean, including advanced things with Edsby groups. More info about groups below, for those who are just discovering them. Appreciate you taking the time to share. Lots of improvements have been made over the summer to online quizzes, FYI. Mobile improvements coming.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I love that students can submit their work directly to me via Office365 and their grade book. It is great that I can control if parents can message me or not. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that when I am in Grade Book I do not receive messages from my students. Also, having a way for students to be able to collaborate through messaging would be great instead of having to send them to a different software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The integration with Office365 was the biggest benefit. It has been easy to work with students and be able to see if from their perspective as well. I Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

The Edsby platform is easy for both students and staff to learn. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish the file sharing capabilities were more robust. I envy the ability of Google Classroom users to easily distribute documents to students that they can complete without downloading a file. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

When we were first looking for an SIS we were discouraged by price tags. Edsby is the only robust platform that we found with affordable options for a small school. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Edsby brought us into the 20th century. It eliminated countless excel sheets, and outlook address boxes. The student panorama is a complete game changer for our staff. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Dallas Kachan of Edsby

Thanks for the comments. Many customers say they love Edsby's Panorama feature. More about it below for those who haven't yet discovered it.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

What I like best about Edsby the fact I can reach out to my students through the message icon. Receive notification that I have received and email from students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There isn't anything I dislike about Edsby the website is awesome and again a great resource for our students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You will not be disappointed with becoming a member of Edsby Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At this time I do not have any problems resolving with Edsby. The benefits I have realized about Edsby, the website is very reliable for me and the entire staff. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Dallas Kachan of Edsby

Appreciate the enthusiasm for Edsby and to hear it's been working great for you and your staff.

Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It’s easy to use with lots of features. It also looks great for clients. Students and parents love that they have so much access to grades and messages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are many options to customize for individual teachers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Everything you need as an educator is here. You won’t find a more comprehensive platform out there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The gradebook is transparent for students and parents. As a teacher, I don’t need multiple programs for assessments, messages, and grades. It’s all in Edsby. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Dallas Kachan of Edsby

Mike, thanks for the kind comments. Glad you find Edsby comprehensive and easy.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The familiar set up. It really is like Facebook. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The size of files that can be uploaded is limiting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Edsby is like Facebook for your classroom. Post assignments, videos right to students, or links to outside resources. Use the poll feature as a way to stay connected. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am an eLearning teacher. I am using Edsby to stay connected with my students and share learning. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Pretty much nothing - After trying to use it more extensively over the past few months - I would prefer to use spreadsheets and email.

The error messages are obscure if you even get one - more often than not, functions simply don't work and no error is given at all Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Help screens are not thorough and often are out of date with the application.

You cannot import or export test questions.

This function should have been implemented 15 to 20 years ago! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use Google Classroom or Canvas - or anything else Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's better (barely) than having to collect papers.

Again - I'd just as soon have the students email me their work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Dallas Kachan of Edsby

Hmmm. The experience you describe is very different from all the other reviews of Edsby here. Sorry to hear the product somehow missed the mark for you. If you're being required to use Edsby by your district, consider asking your local Edsby prime(s) how best to get it to do what they're wanting you to use it for. Not every Edsby site uses all capabilities of the product or in the same way. Or contact us directly.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Accessibility to information on students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

students cannot access; lack of training on the program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

parent/student access Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like that Edsby has an app to accompany it. I also like that it lets me make notes next to a students grade if I need to. I also like being able to see past classes. It also provides a platform to message students privately or as a class. It is also easy to adjust weighting for categories of grades and to copy weighting across classes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

While I can view past classes, it is a bit difficult and you have to click through several screens to access them. I also wish there was a way to print rosters for all classes at one time, instead of having to print one at a time. The app also has very little functionality in terms of updating grades. I also dislike that Notebook is not a pre-programmed category for grades. I always have to add it as a customized category. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This program is pretty user friendly and developers have seemed to be willing to make changes over the years as needed. Reach out and let them know if you have suggestions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to post grades for individual students and I can post announcements for the entire class to see. For example, if students are absent, I can post links to video clips or PowerPoints that they missed in class. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Primary/Secondary Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Edsby is a wonderful student information management system that continues to remain accessible to teachers, students, and parents alike. As a teacher, Edsby helps to maintain continuous access to current grades, feedback, general announcements, and file sharing so that everyday things such as PDFs, word documents, and videos can be uploaded to enhance student learning. It also facilitates confidential communication between the teacher with students and parents so that any missing work, concerns, requests for conferences, and anything else that may be necessary can be communicated in a timely manner. Overall, Edsby is an extremely helpful student information system that cuts down on paperwork while enhancing communication and feedback. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is honestly nothing that I dislike about Edsby; they continue to update their capabilities and it is at the point right now where the system is just awesome! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Edsby is extremely easy to use and can be accessed via laptops and desktops as well as smart phones through the Edbsy app. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Within classrooms, teachers are responsible for many students; this can lead to an inordinate amount of paperwork that must be tracked. Also, student feedback, grades, And a myriad of other critical pieces of information are easily accessible by both students and parents so that the most up-to-date information is available. The availability of up-to-date information is absolutely critical in supporting students in their learning and engagement with school. Through the use of Edsby, communicating with students and parents, keeping track of grades, disseminating information, and sharing other pieces of critical information are done in an easy and quick manner. Furthermore, anything that is shared on Edsby is easily accessible again because it is captured it electronically for future reference Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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University Lecturer
Higher Education
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Personalisation option for my classes as well as the display of the classe information so as to get any information i need about my class. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The calender is just cumbersome and long time to enter items into it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just a good software to connect the students, teachers, the parents and the administration i would highly recommend it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Post handouts and assignments for my students so as they do not miss out on any assignment and data storage to keep track of students progress. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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University Lecturer
Higher Education
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

First of all i like the connectivity of students, instructors and the school management secondly i love the ability to overview the students report the past ones and current. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The calender entry of items takes really long time and its cumbersome. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would sincerely recommend this to any instructor looking for a tool to personalise the students class information and uploading academic work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A platform for students information placement and upload for assignments and class work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Very easy to use and intuitive user interface. Report cards, alerts, current grade, attendance, are all right there in one location. We can see where a student is, if he or she was absent for a particular class, whether they have a family or medical alert, and how they are doing in class, with the click of a button. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No means of displaying community involvement hours. Students find this very frustrating - Edsby gathers info from Maplewood each night, but does not gather community involvement hours, which are mandatory for graduation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A great tool with centralized info for students, teachers, parents, and school staff/admin. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy way to disseminate info to all student, or only a select group. Edsby eliminates version confusion, by having a single source for uploading classwork and other materials. It's also a very convenient means for parents to see their child's progress, with assignments and a summary of each class uploaded each day. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Executive Director of Technology
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Edsby is an easy to use Learning Management System that mimics some of the common social networking graphical user interfaces that students and staff use. It has been evolving since it's inception and continues to add new features and capabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We were an early adopter of the system and so worked with Edsby through some of the initial glitches and missing elements that were needed. While this worked well for the first year we were left out of the loop as they grew and gathered larger customers (Florida) and paid more attention to them. They've circled back and are working with us much more closely now. We are still working to get some things that we need in our district such as standards based grading, some controls on who can delete items in shared containers, and other things that we feel are necessary in a full LMS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Any evaluation of an LMS must include participation by as many stakeholders as possible. Students should be included but you must not conduct an LMS review and selection without the participation of teaching staff, including those that currently use an LMS, those that are technically savvy, and those that have not used an LMS or struggle a little bit with technology. This overall and well rounded review committee will help you to identify the best solution for your district. In our reviews I do not include those staff that are heavily resistant to change, new things, technology, or shifts in their own instructional approach as they are going to bog down the process and you will not move them by including them. You can move the middle ground staff and you should use your super stars to facilitate that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Edsby to provide instruction, interaction, and classroom engagement beyond the brick and mortar school for our students. This is not our main system of record for grades or attendance but connectivity between Edsby and our SIS is possible (and we do some of this but are working on tighter integration). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

This program has made it so that teachers don't have to send weekly or monthly updates because parents have access to daily updates as to how their son or daughter is doing in the class. Students also have the ability to access information from class when they miss a class period. Parents appreciate the ability to communicate with staff and see a calendar of the is happening in classes concerning tests and assignments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One of the biggest dislikes is not in the program, but the fact that parents don't log on and check the progress of their child. There is nothing in the program itself which causes great stress to our staff. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a valuable tool for any school who wants to increase communication with parents and students. It teaches students responsibility rather than accountability since they have everything they need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This allows for more frequent communication with staff, students and parents. This has also take care of the issue of students missing a class or losing a handout, now they can upload anything which was handed out in class. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Massive functionality. The best integration of SIS and LMS anywhere. Customizable, but the power lies in the easy to use interface. Forget multiple clicks to do a simple task, Edsby is designed for the end users... but has the power in the back end for the administrators :-) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Support is iffy at best. Sometimes lightning fast, but at other times nothing... cricket. This is really the biggest need for improvement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a different model of software - changes come fast and furious. The feature rich environment is easy to learn but requires a complete buy-in from the school district. Incremental implementation with Edsby is like pulling a cart with a thoroughbred racehorse... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There is no other LMS, SIS, portal system with this ease of use, low cost, low overhead, and massive functionality out there. If you're using another product you are wasting people's time and effort... From Portfolios to the Gradebook to Journals, Attendance, Groups, Messaging, Notifications... it really is a powerful school-focused productivity tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

That everything is easy to use and intuitive, and all in the same place. Working from the admin level, I have experienced good support from the support team, and always prompt responses. The portfolio piece is one that we are continuing to experiment with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

That data is not easily found and analyzed. There seems to be a lot of analytics to work with, but I want to be able to easily pull it into a spreadsheet and manipulate it to get answers. This isn't as user-friendly as I would like for it to be. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would suggest that this is a really good option for schools looking to put all of their data together in one place. If you want to have a one-stop shop for parents, students, and teachers to get their information, then this is a really great option. It is a difficult transition perhaps, but in one year a staff can be using it at a very high level - parent buy in may take some more time. I would be ready to expect a two or three year period for parents to become familiar with this, and perhaps longer. There are so many good things about it, but it does take time to get used to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communication with parents and students. We are using most of the functionality of the software to send messages, and communicate about assessments and class content with students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Manager
Education Management
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I like that Edsby is constantly rolling out new features and is adding new customizations. With the addition of the PTI scheduler and the new attendance, calendar and LTI integration, Edsby has become a very full featured product. I look forward to the addition of OnSIS reporting and transcript printing as a way to make Edsby a truly full featured SIS replacement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

With some of the new features, they are not fully documented and they also break/disable currently working features. While support is able to help, there need to be more top-level support staff in the organization that can provide more direct support. I also don't like how the Dev team has so much control over the support process. Dev has frequently held up support tickets due to issues they are working on and this hinders my workflow. There is also infrequent communication around system features that are not currently working. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure your SIS is supported and that you have clear goals in mind in regards to implementation with your staff, student, teachers, administrators and students. By having these clear goals, you will have a much easier time assigning responsibilities for the product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to provide better information access to our parents and also to allow a more seamless experience by bundling common information into the same portal. This allows our parents to see a fulsome picture of their child's performance and indicators. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Edsby is like Facebook for teachers. I like how everything is all together and you get a snapshot of what's going on in your 'feed' Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how students don't interact with us through the application but I believe that is something that the school can regulate and choose. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think it is so easy to use, and totally worth it for a teachers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Like I said it keep everything all together so there is no switching between programs for things like inputting marks, attendance, groups. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Professor of English and Literature
Education Management
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It allows teachers to communicate grades and concerns to parents with general ease. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The communication tools (for parents to email teachers, etc.) are difficult to find at first, and then when you do, they are not as fluid as email-only apps or programs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be aware that its various screens sometimes take time to load. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Once parents know how to use it, they generally are satisfied with the level of communication it provides. It also will show if a teacher is being proficient with assessment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I like the interface, it's very user-friendly. Similar to facebook so most people can figure it out quickly. I deal with hundreds of parents every day, most of whom are not very tech-savvy, and they all use Edsby without a problem. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to say here. If I have something I dislike, I communicate with the customer service team and they fix it! They are amazing! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do it! Edsby has been a game-changer for our school. I wish my daughters' school had it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

COMMUNICATION! Edsby makes communication so easy, with parents, staff, and students. Students are held more accountable for their work, and parents feel at ease knowing they can monitor their students' progress along the way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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