Edsby ist ein cloudbasiertes LMS (Learning Management System) speziell für den primäreren und sekundären Bildungsbereich. Neben der bezirksweiten LMS-Funktionalität umfasst es Datenaggregations- und erweiterte Analysefunktionen.
Edsby bietet Lehrern Tools, mit denen sie die Anwesenheit elektronisch verwalten, Eltern privat Nachrichten senden und mit Kollegen zusammenarbeiten können. Kurse und Materialien sind umrissen und können von Lehrern in anderen Klassen oder in nachfolgenden Schuljahren wiederverwendet werden.
Die Test- und Bewertungsfunktionen unterstützen summative und formative Bewertungen. Die Noten werden automatisch berechnet, Durchschnittswerte und aufgezeichnete sowie versäumte Benotungen und Anomalien werden hervorgehoben. Schüler und Eltern können nach der Veröffentlichung Noten anzeigen und über verspätete Aufgaben informiert werden.
Edsby LMS kann an die lokale Terminologie, Workflows, Berichtskarten und andere Merkmale des Schulbezirks angepasst werden. Es kann auch in das SIS (Student Information System), den Verzeichnisservice, die Personalabteilung und andere Systeme des Schulbezirks integriert werden.
The ease and familiarity of a social media platform with the security and transparency of educational software. I can respond to my students questions from anywhere in the world at anytime and I know that our interaction is transparent for their security and mine.
The gradebook takes some getting used to and doesn't have all of the functionality of a dedicated platform.
Verifizierter Rezensent Branche: Bildungsmanagement Mitarbeiteranzahl: 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Overall, the Edsby platform excels at social communication and K-12 school management. I wouldn't necessarily call it a proper LMS just yet because it only recently added the functionality to build asynchronous courses and import SCORM based learning modules.
The company is based in Ontario, Canada and focuses on K-12 education which is exactly where my school lands. As a result, many of the changes and customization are geared towards my school. Most the major LMS companies are based in the US so their focus is naturally there.
It seems like the number of customer service staff has not grown at a rate that can accommodate the number of clients that Edsby is accumulating. This has resulted in excruciatingly slow response times, especially around September and October.
Jeanne W. Branche: Bildungsmanagement Mitarbeiteranzahl: 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Daily use of Edsby is cohesive and timely. The staff at Edsby are always there to help.
Edsby offers a very successful communication tool to schools. Edsby links, Administrators, Teachers, Students and Parents with day to day knowledge of the academic and personal progress of students.
With COVID 19 is would be great if Edsby could integrate Edusafe Screening with their program.
Antwort: Edsby 18.8.2020
Thanks, Jeanne. Appreciate you taking the time to share your impressions of Edsby. We're looking at how to best capture medical screening data. Watching for data standards to solidify.
Jennifer H. Branche: Bildungsmanagement Mitarbeiteranzahl: 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Overall, Edsby is a decent product that managed all of the basics, but there is much that can be improved upon. It would behoove the developer to sit with an actively working teacher over time and see how the product is working and find the gaps that could be improved.
I like the ability to be able to copy an assignment to multiple classes rather than creating it multiple times. I also like the ability to create assignments student can complete online with auto grading. That is a huge time saver.
There were quite a few things that could be improved. The reporting of progress alerts was not the best and the presentation of a line graph as the first view for students as opposed to actually seeing the list of assessments with scores was always problematic. Many students never figure out to click on the next tab and never had a good grasp on their scores. Also, there were some features that were really handy that I NEVER knew about in 3 years of using this product, until all the e-learning took place and there became a sea of information to sort through. Although overall a decent product, I could continue...
Antwort: Edsby 7.7.2020
Thanks for the feedback, Jennifer. Glad you, like many teachers at SDHC, recently learned about other things Edsby can do beyond just report cards. Thanks for the suggestion of making the student "My Work" line graph not the default student view of assessments on browser logins. We're constantly receiving educator feedback and improving the product. Appreciate you taking the time.
Farrell R. Branche: Bildungsmanagement Mitarbeiteranzahl: 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Great for Online
VERY Student Friendly. Kids can easily navigate and find work
I wish the weighting of assignments and not just the points that could be scored.