Creating Best Practices for Teachers

With Edsby’s wide selection of purpose-built tools, senior administrators may want to collaborate with teachers and other staff in the school to determine best practices for how Edsby will be used consistently throughout the school.

Use the sample Edsby Best Practice Guidelines below as a conversation starter when meeting with teachers in your school. Come up with your own best practices so parents, students, and faculty have a consistent and enjoyable Edsby experience!

Edsby Faculty Guidelines (Sample)

Edsby Feature Benefits Best Practices
Journals Communicates what has been taught and what students are to be working on.


Helps students and parents with time management.


Parents can have deeper conversations about what their children are learning.

Grades K-6: Use your Homeroom class to create a weekly summary of what is being taught and what students are working on. Include questions parents can ask or other suggestions for ways parents can extend learning at home.

Grades 7-8: Create Journals to outline units in each class. Include what will be taught, learning goals, or any expectations. Use the Homeroom class to list any homework for the week.

Grades 9-12: Create Journals to outline units in each class. Include what will be taught, learning goals, or any expectations. Use the Homeroom class to list any homework for the week.

Notes Wonderful things happen in your class every day! Use notes to capture this information.


No paper needed for printing – making Notes cost effective and equitable.

Post any classroom announcements. Consider sharing what you are proud of, what your students are proud of, or information about the upcoming field trip.

Assessments Enables students to submit assessments online or take online tests within Edsby.


Integrates with the Gradebook to make capturing assessment information easy.


Helps students and parents with time management.


Helps other teachers manage student workload.

Post assessments in advance. Include a due date and any important notes that will help students complete the assessment.

Enable File Upload if you want students to submit directly into Edsby.

Sharing Events Helps students and parents with time management.


Keeps students and parents informed.

Share milestones for major assessments – outline due, rough draft due, submit for peer editing, final copy due.

Share class events like Field Trips, Show and Tell, or a Guest speaker.

Gradebook Enables easy and efficient grading and recording of student progress.


Enables student-submitted assessments in Edsby to be automatically added for grading.


Helps at reporting time.

Record grades, levels, and subjective performance indicators for each assessment in a class.

Enable Online Submissions so students can submit directly into Edsby.

Use for record keeping.

Sharing Grades Students and parents care about grades.


Keeps students and parents informed about the student’s progress.


Teachers’ professional judgements are at the heart of effective assessment, evaluation, and reporting of student achievement.

Grades K-8: Share grades online shortly after sending home marked assessments.

Grades 9-12: Share grades after marking assessments as complete.

Evidence of Learning Captures student achievement when a letter or number grade isn’t appropriate.


Focuses on student progress in the classroom.


Found to be especially beneficial in the Kindergarten and Early Years of education.


Integrates with report cards within Edsby.

Capture evidence when a student has demonstrated a new skill, a learning goal, or another form of progress within the classroom. Evidence is all about student learning. Save the Notes section of the class for sharing classroom moments that aren’t specifically tied to learning.

Share evidence with parents in a predictable and sustainable way.