How do I set up my class?

Getting started with Seesaw is easy! Follow the steps below and then check out our grade-specific Get Started Guides.

1. Create a teacher account at on Chrome or Firefox or download the Seesaw Class app. Select “I’m a teacher” to get started!


2. Create your class and give it a name and grade level. We’ll suggest a sign in mode for your students based on their grade level.


3. Help students sign in to Seesaw.

  • Class Code Sign In: Finish adding your students’ names by tapping the Wrench Icon (top right) > Class Settings > Manage Students > Add Students. Then, Print your Class QR Code poster for students to use to sign in. To find this Tap “Student Code” (bottom right, under the class list) > Print QR Code Poster. Students will choose “I’m a student” from the Seesaw Class App and then scan your class QR code.
  • Email / Google Sign In: Tap Get Join Code (bottom right). Share your Join Code with your students. They will type it in, create student accounts, and connect to your class from their devices using the Seesaw Class App.


4. Introduce Seesaw to your students!


Extra credit: To customize your class settings, click on the Wrench Icon (top right).

  • Student sign in mode: Change how students sign in.
    • Class Code Sign In: Designed for young learners (PreK-3) and shared devices. No usernames/passwords are required.
    • Email / Google Sign In: Designed for students who can remember email addresses and passwords.
  • Students can see each other’s work: Decide if students can see other students’ journals in your class.
  • Student likes and comments: Decide if students can like or comment on posts. Many teachers decide to turn this ON after they have been using Seesaw for a few weeks.
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