Evidence of Learning

The focus of Edsby’s Evidence of Learning system is to support the assessment, evaluation and reporting practices of K-2 teachers.

Edsby provides teachers with purpose-built tools to capture evidence. Once captured, Edsby provides innovative tools to organize and analyze the evidence. Teachers can create learning stories to share with parents. When report card time arrives, teachers can use the evidence to build the formal communication of learning.

Tools for gathering evidence

The best tool to gather evidence is the one that is at hand – mobile phone, tablet, or computer. Capturing evidence has been designed to enable teachers to gather evidence on mobile devices.

Within a class, click Evidence. The choice is located at the top right.

If the Evidence option is not available with the class it can be enabled by clicking Setup and enable Use Evidence of Learning system checkbox.


The Gather section displays the student names and photos. This section enables teachers to select for which student they are gathering evidence.


To gather evidence for one student, click on the name and choose New Evidence. The Gather section also enables teachers to jump directly to evidence for the selected student or view the student’s learning story.


A teacher can also apply the same evidence to multiple students by following these steps:

  1. Click the gear icon
  2. Select the students
  3. Click Select Evidence button at the top left

About the New Evidence form

Click on a student’s name and choose New Evidence. The Evidence form appears. Click on the options to open other options.

To add an artifact, choose one of the icons.

Teachers may also have access to additional icons. Available options will depend on the device. For example, the video and camera option won’t be available on a laptop without a camera.

  A file from OneDrive
  A file from Google Drive
  Create a connection to a third-party LTI app.
  Insert a link to a website or online video.

To record a teacher’s observation of learning, click Add an Observation.

To record a student’s reflection on his or her own learning, click Add Conversational Evidence.

To link the evidence to expectations, click Frames & Expectations.

To add or remove students, click Tag Student.

To share the evidence with the parent and student, click Share with Student and Parent.

To learn more about sharing learning stories, see the Learning Stories section.


The Organize section enables teachers to focus on one student and review and analyze the evidence.

Teachers can view the collected evidence by teachers from the Gather section by clicking on the student and choosing Organize Evidence for Artiem Barbaryko or from the Organize section click on the blue triangle and select the student from the list.



The teacher has gathered many pieces of evidence for Zoey. The evidence includes the teacher’s observations and most items have been linked to Expectations. A few of the items include conversational evidence from the student. And some items have teacher-generated tags.

The Organize by control enables teachers to sort the evidence based on teacher-generated tags, expectations, frames, and dates.  In this illustration, the evidence is organized by frames. Items that have been linked to an expectation are sorted by the encompassing frame.

  When evidence is linked to more than one frame, the evidence will appear in each frame. In this example, the evidence that has been linked to Belonging and Contributing and Problem Solving and Innovating, therefore, the evidence appears in both frames.

Items that have not been linked to an expectation will be listed under “no frame”.


The Show filter enables teachers to focus on items that match the choice. In this example, the evidence is organized by Frame, but is filtered to show only evidence that includes student conversational evidence. To see all the evidence, click All.










The Scrapbook view enables the teacher to visually organize the evidence. Initially, all the evidence is stacked neatly in one corner. Begin to organize by dragging the evidence into groups.

In the Scrapbook organizational view teacher can create Sticky Notes. The Stick Notes are only visible in the Scrapbook view.

Applying tags

To add additional tags, select one or more items, then click apply tags. The tag will be applied to all selected evidence.

Editing evidence

To add more information to existing evidence, double-click on the evidence to open the form. Click Save.


The Organize section enables a teacher to analyze the collected evidence.

Creating a new Analysis

Select one or more items then click New Analysis. The form will be prefilled with existing Frames & Expectations tags. To add additional expectations, click Frames & Expectations. To add additional tags, click tags.

In the Analysis box, add the analysis of the evidence. Consider a range of possible meanings and perspectives and making connections to the overall expectations.

To include key learning, growth in learning, or next steps list click on the text to reveal an additional entry box.


The Collaborate section provides the teachers of the class to view the evidence in chronological order. Move the mouse over a post to reveal the Like, Reply, Add To Library, Edit options.


When hovering over an item, Edit will open the Evidence form for editing.

Collaborate with parents with Learning Stories

Teachers choose what to share with parents. The Learning Stories section captures the Learning Stories the teacher has shared with the student and parent.

The New Evidence form includes a Share with student and parent checkbox.



The Organize section enables teachers to select one or more items to share with parents. Selected items are highlighted in blue.

Clicking the Share button, open the Share Evidence form. Teachers can add a note to the parents.

Parent view of learning stories

Parents can view their child’s learning stories by clicking on My Work. Parents can Like the teacher’s comment and respond to the teacher.

Information for Kindergarten Families can be here.