How do I manage and archive Skills?

With the Skills feature, you can keep track of what skills or standards your students are working towards. Additionally, you can assign a 1-6 star rating to get a real-time understanding of how students are progressing.

Please find instructions for managing and archiving skills in your classes below:

Managing skills

Skills are shared across all of your classes so you only need to add skills once, and then you can use them across any class that you are a teacher on.

We only display Skills that have been tagged with a class' designated grade level. For example, teachers for Kindergarten classes can only see Kindergarten Skills.

If you’d like your skills to be displayed for classes in all grades, change your skills to be available to 'All' classes.

  1. Tap your wrench icon.
  2. Tap Manage Skills.
  3. Tap on a Skill.
  4. Tap edit in the top right corner.
  5. Change Grade to 'All'.
  6. Tap the green check mark again to save.

To change the Skills color scheme in your class:

  1. Tap the wrench icon and scroll down to the ‘Skills’ section.
  2. Tap the color scheme chart to change your color scheme to one of four different color scheme options.


For instructions on how to change the Skill rating scale in Seesaw click here!

You can edit the Skills stars on a post by tapping the graduation cap icon at the bottom of a post, then tap the number of stars you want to assign.

How to archive a skill

1. Tap the wrench icon.

2. Tap 'Manage skills'.

3. Tap 'Archive skill'.

If you have posts tagged with this skill, the skill will not disappear from the Skills Grid. You will need to untag all posts and then archive the skill to remove it completely from your view. We do not have a faster way to fully delete a skill at this time.

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