How do Families use Messages?

What is Messages? 

Messages allows for ongoing communication with teachers, administrators, and your student/s that builds a positive environment to support student learning, with trust and safety in mind.

How does Messages Work?

Family members can send messages directly to class teachers. Based on how your child's school is configured, family members can initiate messages with teachers, admins, and family members connected to the same student, and can message multiple people in the same conversation (e.g. two family members or other co-teachers).

Note: Users of Seesaw Basic (free accounts) are unable to initiate conversations with Teachers.

How do I view Messages?

Messages are available at the top of the Seesaw app.

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How do I reply to an Announcement or Conversation? 

To reply to a Conversation, In your Messages view, type your reply in the text box of the Conversation.

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Announcements will have a megaphone symbol next to it. To reply to an Announcement, tap on the ... in the bottom right of the Announcement and type your reply.

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Note: If you reply to an Announcement, your reply will be private to the Teacher or Admin who sent the Announcement.

What do Teachers use Messages for?

  • Teachers use Messages to send Announcements and reminders to families.
  • Group chat with a student and family member to discuss student progress.
  • Connect groups of students to facilitate discussion or group work.

Are translations available for Messages?

Translation is now available in 101 languages in Messages! If a message is written in a language that is different from your device's preset language, a View Translation option will appear below the message.

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Check out our Messages Quick Start Guides!

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