to the Edsby Reporting, Gradebook Checklist & Family Communication PD module for Monday, October 26,
Scheduled Time: 30 minutes
Teams Discussion Link - If you have questions during or after you complete this module, Instructional Technology will be available on Monday, October 26th from 9 a - noon.
Documents are stored in SECPSD Instructional Technology Team > Edsby Files and are linked here from the Instructional Technology Team.
are the sections for today's learning:
- Information - Reporting
Overview for Report Period 1
- Teacher Task - Gradebook
Checklist for Grades 1 - 12 Teachers
- Teacher Task - Seating Plan
for COVID Contact Tracing
- If Time Permits - Edsby
Communication Features for Teachers & Families
A reminder of the core
features Edsby rollout:
- Accounts - Fully
implemented and supported
- Attendance -
Fully implemented and supported
- Gradebook - Fully
implemented and supported
- Reporting -
Under development with SECPSD, Edsby and Skopus (PCG)
- Communication -
Partially implemented and supported
At this time, we will be focusing
on reporting and communication and ask that schools and teachers not
venture into other Edsby parts such as Evidence of Learning, Portfolios,
etc. As you have likely found, there are
many great parts to Edsby and we will continue to build on the Edsby core features
foundation for schools and families, as time permits.
Conferencing information was sent to administrators on Monday, October 19 that
contains the parameters and structures for online SLCs that will not be addressed
in this module.
Reporting Overview for Report
cards are a snapshot in time that communicate a small part of overall
achievement, but they are sometimes out of date by the time they get printed
and distributed to families.
will allow us to communicate real time student progress and class information
to families. Teachers are able to keep gradebooks, report and communicate to
families all in one place.
know that teachers are interested in the reporting process this school year. We
continue to work with Edsby and Skopus (PCG) on reporting.
- We cannot print a Skopus
report card at this time
- Instead, we will be using an
Edsby online report card for report period 1
this information in mind, we designed today's session to prepare teachers for
report period 1.
Teacher Reporting Overview for Online/Printed Report Cards
- Teachers will see a reporting
area open up in Edsby
- The Edsby Reporting area is not
turned on so you won't be able to see until the work is completed.
- Outcome marks will
automatically populate for each outcome and overall mark (10-12) from
teacher gradebook tasks. (Similar to TLXE Period Grades screen)
- Teachers can make
professional judgement adjustments to the automatically populated marks
- Teachers add comments
- Teachers submit report cards
for administrator review
Administrator Reporting Overview for Online/Printed Report Cards
School Administrator and
Office Staff can see progress of teacher class report card submissions
- School Administrators review
marks, comments and may suggest teacher revisions
- School Administrator
finalizes report cards for exporting
- Export options
- Publish report card online
to view by families in Edsby
- Export to Skopus - This is not ready at
- Social Skills and
Work Habits - Teachers will not report Social Skills and Work Habits through
Edsby Reporting at this time. You may still communicate with families
about SS/WH through your SLC, Edsby messages or a separate Word document,
- Reporting non-grade level
outcomes and adaptations - At this time, we do not have a solution through
Edsby. IIPs continue to be reported within clevr. Learning Supports is working on additional reporting information.
- Attendance - This should be
on the online report card as well.
Teacher Task - Gradebook Checklist for Grades 1 - 12 Teachers
A crucial component for reporting is making sure your assessments are up to date in the Edsby gradebook. Remember to share your assessments and update your gradebooks weekly.
Grades 1 - 9 teachers will need to make an adjustment to their gradebook setup to prepare for reporting by adding a GLO (outcome units) and equal outcome weighting. Despite the word "weighting" this is simply a step necessary for reporting outcomes
Grades 10 - 12 outcome based teachers please ensure the only weighting Buckets (Edsby term) used in the Edit Weighting section within the Gradebook contains the GLOs (curriculum outcomes). There should be no additional Buckets such as final exam, tests, assignments, labs, etc.
Teacher Task - Seating Plan for COVID Contact Tracing
If Time Permits - Edsby Communication Features for Teachers & Families
Each class will need a seating plan submitted to the office for COVID contact tracing. Please generate an Edsby seating plan PDF and follow directions by your administrator on how they will collect this information. See the Edsby Seating Plans document for complete instructions.
An Edsby communication feature summary has been created to assist teachers in using class and assessment communication along with what parents/guardians and students can respond to and view. These features are the most beneficial for teachers in messaging to families in their class and assessment progress.
See the Edsby Communication document for complete information.