Home Screen

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School Page
News River
Learning Story
Recent Activity

The Home Screen is the hub of the Edsby experience. From here, you can use the quick links to access the school news, your Portfolio, Learning Story, and Recent Activity.

On a browser, your Home Screen will also display your Classes, Personal Calendar, and Groups.

Additionally, the Navigation Bar is located on every page in Edsby. Use it to access your Home Screen, Groups, Messages, Personal Calendar, and Notifications.

The School Page

Access your school and district page from your Home Screen by clicking the top menu icon and selecting Schools. Select your school or district.

View your school’s News Feed, Calendar, and Information including:

  1. Key Contacts in the school
  2. Staff Panel, making it easier to contact any teacher or principal at the school through Edsby
  3. Contact Information for the school
  4. A school-wide Documents library
  5. Turn on notifications whenever a new article is posted at your school by clicking the bell icon in the top right.

The School Page is also available by clicking your school’s name in the top left corner of your browser Home Screen.


Search for groups, members of the school community or anything else in Edsby by clicking the search icon in the top right of the Home Screen on the mobile app. On a web browser, the search box is in the middle of the banner at the top of the screen.

News River

Everyone likes to be up-to-date with the latest news. Edsby makes this easy! When you log in, you will see the News River across the top of your Home Screen. Each school and district have their own news stream. The News River collates news from all streams.

Scroll to navigate through the River. Click an article to view the full text.

Click here to learn about posting News Articles to the News River.


Access your Settings easily from your Home Screen menu.

Here you can change your Notification Settings as well as your Language Preferences by clicking Other Settings.

Your Settings are accessible on a browser by clicking the drop-down next to your name in Edsby.


Your Home Screen provides a direct link to your Portfolio. View the feed of your Portfolio posts.


  1. Click the plus in the header to add a post to your Portfolio.
  2. You can also change your About Me displayed at the top of your Portfolio by clicking Edit, making any changes changes, and clicking save.

Your Portfolio is also accessible on a browser under your Classes Panel or by clicking the drop-down next to your name in Edsby.

Click here to learn more about your Portfolio.

Learning Story

Access your Learning Story and any evidence your teacher has shared with you from your Home Screen. View the feed of your shared evidence.

  1. Comment on or like posts.
  2. Add evidence to your Portfolio by clicking the blue plus under the item.

Your Learning Story is also accessible on a browser under your Classes Panel.

Recent Activity

Recent Activity includes posts relevant to each of your classes. This feed, accessed by selecting it from the Home Screen menu, updates when a teacher posts any new assessments, journals, notes, or attendance incidences (lates or absences).

Recent Activity is the main feed when you login to Edsby on a browser.

Polls and events from classes do not show up in your Recent Activity feed as well as posts from groups or the school page. However, when a new item is posted in a class or group, an unread red bubble counter will appear beside your teacher’s picture in your Classes Panel to notify you to check for updates.


Key third-party websites and applications are integrated into Edsby through the Launchpad for quick access like the school website, O365, Google Docs, and Edsby help files and videos.

Access this from the Home Screen menu on mobile or the Navigation Bar on a browser. Administrators at a school or district can choose who can see a link in their launchpad. Only links that are made visible to you will appear in your launchpad.


Logout from the mobile app on your Home Screen menu.