EdSmart has created a digital kit of resources to help support your school at this time of significant upheaval, uncertainty and potential remote learning.

We’ve reached out to our EdSmart community – to our integration and professional partners – to supply you with information that stretches across all aspects of a school’s organisation.

The links below are your gateway to these various resources, and another way to assist your school leadership as you transition into a new era of education.

If you’re an EdSmart school with experiences communicating effectively with your school community about the coronavirus to help keep them safe and you’d like to share with others, please reach out –

Address from Fiona Boyd – CEO, EdSmart

What does the kit cover?


Certainty in this time of uncertainty

Using EdSmart for Coronavirus response

Your school's emergency action plan

Steps for implementation

Resources from the EdSmart community

Everything from communication to online learning and the mental health of your students

Advice from global bodies

Links to school-specific pages

Certainty in times of uncertainty

At EdSmart, the one thing we can offer you and your community of students, staff and parents is certainty and familiarity. You have been using our platform for some time now, so we encourage you to continue to use it in a similar way.
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put together some tips on how schools can leverage EdSmart to its maximum capabilities during this trying time.


Your school's Emergency Action Plan

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The immediate, emotional effects of a school emergency exacerbate the challenge. And those effects are often driven by a lack of clear information and instruction. During such uncertain times, communicating with parents is essential. If you do not contact them, they will contact you.


Resources from the EdSmart community

Everything from communication to online learning and the mental health of your students, our partners have put together resources and instructions on how to best utilise their platforms in this ever-changing situation. As the COVID-19 crisis worsens, schools are looking to their edtech providers now more than ever. 

Schoolbox is an all-in-one learning management system (LMS), community portal and engagement platform for K–12 schools. With leading schools all over the globe, including Australia and New Zealand, Schoolbox provides schools with confidence to initiate remote learning in these unprecedented challenging times.  

COVID-19 Resources for Schools from Schoolbox

Schoolbox have published an important list of FAQs for schools in their community who want to know how to best utilise Schoolbox in case of a school shutdown. 

FAQs: How to Leverage Schoolbox in case of a School Shutdown

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CompliSpace is a leading provider of governance, risk, compliance and policy (GRC&P) programs and consulting services for Australian schools.

COVID-19 Resources for Schools from CompliSpace

As governance, risk and compliance specialists in the education sector, CompliSpace has created numerous free resources to help schools navigate this unprecedented time. Simply choose which resources you would like to know more about by completing this form.

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Digistorm is a leading developer of specialised communication software for schools, including mobile applications, client relationship management (CRM), online enrolment forms and school websites.

With a selection of highly customised software solutions and the capability to integrate with a range of K-12 school software systems, Digistorm pride themselves on their ability to create unique solutions based on every schools individual needs.

COVID-19 Resources for Schools from Digistorm

When an emergency happens at your school, your top priority (aside from keeping students safe) is to ensure that your community has clear and accurate information about what is going on. The team at Digistorm have put together a resource to ensure that your school has its bases covered when it comes to communicating during the COVID-19 outbreak, with examples from Digistorm schools around Australia.

Communicating With Parents During a Crisis [GUIDE]

How Schools Can Communicate With Parents During a Crisis [VIDEO]

How to take any school event online 

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Canvas is an EdSmart partner, with EdSmart integrated into Canvas as an LTI application, enabling parents and students to review past forms, and complete and create new forms. The Canvas Learning Management Platform allows schools to build the digital learning environment that meets the unique challenges faced by their institution. .

COVID-19 Resources for Schools from Canvas

Chief Customer Experience Officer of Canvas, Melissa Loble, has shared some updates and resources to help you continue teaching and learning with minimal interruptions. 

Canvas' Commitment To You During Coronavirus




TALi is a pioneering tech company dedicated to developing digital solutions to identify and help the 136 million children across the globe diagnosed with disorders of attention, and the many more that could benefit from improved attentional capabilities.

At TALi, happier kids start here.

COVID-19 Resources for Schools from TALi

As the global impacts of COVID-19 become more widespread, the level of generalised anxiety and uncertainty within the community rises. If you’re unsure of how to support a child or student experiencing heightened anxiety, the team at TALi has put together a list of insightful tips that may be of use to you.

Helping kids cope with the COVID-19 epidemic

Advice from global bodies 

Think global, act local...
Right across the worldwide education community, governments and professional associations are regularly updating resources specific to schools in their jurisdictions on the latest COVID-19 guidelines.
For community-specific information in relation to mandatory school closure advice, self-isolation or any guidelines for schools, refer to the website or COVID-19 portal of your local education authority or board.
Here are a few global sites that may also provide assistance. 


Want a summary of our COVID-19 SOS Kit for Schools?

EdSmart is holding a WEBINAR: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR CORONAVIRUS – Tuesday 31st March @ 11am AEDST – where our CEO, Fiona Boyd, will lead a run-through of everything in our SOS Kit. Register your interest and, if you can’t attend on the day, we will send you a recording.