This district has been using Edsby since 2016 to give administrators and teachers a simple, powerful way to communicate with students and families, while also fostering collaboration and managing digital instruction. “The messaging service is fantastic,” says one teacher. “Personally, I appreciate it very much. I don’t need to get any more emails. I really don’t.”
Leadership of a 22,000-student district was surprised when its teachers rejected freemium LMS apps they’d been using in favor of the district moving entirely to Edsby. Why? Edsby gave them easy ways to assess and report to local educational standards. And because “Edsby’s gradebook is superior to any other gradebook we have seen; it looks like it was created for us.”
Edsby—the biggest tech rollout this district has ever done—has become core of the cloud strategy of Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, a district of 34,000 students. Educators across the district describe Edsby as a game-changer, helping provide students, parents and teachers with everything they need in one fast, easy-to-get-to place.
“Edsby is the most important application at our school for teaching and learning,” says the IT Director of the one of the leading private all boys’ boarding schools in North America. St. Andrew’s College has been pushing the limits of Edsby since 2012. Students and their parents use Edsby to see their daily schedule, their homework, assignments, grades, attendance and more. Years after the college adopted Edsby, “people still thank me in the halls,” says one of the people responsible for selecting Edsby.
This 1,700-student private school selected Edsby in 2017 over all other systems, because, in the words of the director of technology, “Edsby checked all the boxes. Teachers got access to info and a gradebook that can do qualitative standards-based feedback. The fact it also had calendaring and messaging was even better.”