How do I access previous years’ student portfolios?

It's easy for Administrators and Teachers to browse student portfolios as they grow over time!

Admin Access to Historic Portfolio Data
  1. Sign into Seesaw as an Admin.
  2. Tap on the Students Tab.
  3. Search by Student Name or Student ID to locate the student you want to view.
  4. Tap on the Student's Name.

This will direct you to a page with a list of the Student’s classes. Use the filters on the right hand side to view the student’s portfolio.


How to Enable Teacher Access to Historic Portfolio Data
  1. Sign in as an Administrator.
  2. Tap the Gear Icon (right-hand side).
  3. Turn 'Teacher Access to Portfolio History' ON. Teachers only have access to the data of students they currently teach.

Send Teachers Instructions on How to Access Historical Data

Hi Teachers,

You can now browse the prior years' portfolios of your new incoming students on the Seesaw website. Using this information, we can help our students pick up right where they left off last year.

To view past years' portfolios, please:

  1. Sign in as a teacher at
  2. Click on your profile icon (top left).
  3. Click on Schoolwide Portfolios.

You will only have access to your current students’ portfolios.

Student Access to Past Work

Students who have an email address, Clever ID or Google Sign-on can see their past work on the web.

To view past work as a student:

  1. Sign in as a student at
  2. Click on your profile icon (top left).
  3. Click on Past Work.

Similar to the tools for admins and families, students can filter their past work by class or folder. They can also see their work in a journal view or calendar view. All of a students work from an archived class will show up in the Past Work section.

As always, email or Google sign in students can also download their work under account settings on a class by class basis.

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