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This page provides links to Ed-Fi Alliance and Ed-Fi Community projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Project nameDescription
Project Buzz

Buzz is super-simple to use and deploy tool designed to help teachers reach and engage parents. It was developed with community input and is responsive to the 2020-21 school year demands on teachers monitoring and assisting with the student home learning environment .

Buzz is a mobile tool that puts roster, contact information, and student survey results into the hands of teachers. 

Fizz Instructional Systems Toolkit

The Fizz Toolkit helps school districts unlock, transform and simplify, and use instructional system data. 

Given huge increases in the use of virtual and blended models of education, and giant increases in the use of online instructional systems in general, instructional systems data is now more critical than ever to understanding student progress.


Consolidated Ed-Fi community proposal for tracking attendance for 2020-21 school year. Includes guidance on positive and negative attendance event tracking as well as expanded attendance codes to accommodate expansion of blended and virtual remote models for instruction.

Instructional System Data to Support SEA 2020-21 Attendance Policies

This analysis looked at state attendance policies for a subset of US states for the 2020-21 school year, with the goal of answering this question: "Based on SEA 2020-21 attendance policies, what kinds of instructional system (i.e. LMS and related systems) data are school districts likely to need to mark attendance?"

Student Engagement Tracking ToolThis tool submitted to the Ed-Fi Exchange enables student engagement tracking and reports for remote learning. Tracking of learning events is enabled though a Chrome browser plugin.

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