How to manage, archive, and export Skills

With the Skills feature, you can keep track of what skills or standards your students are working towards. Additionally, you can assign a star rating based on a 3-, 4-, 5-, or 6-star scale to get a real-time understanding of how students are progressing.

To manage, archive, and export skills, check out the instructions below! If you want to learn more about using the Skills View in the Progress tab, click here

Managing Skills

Skills are shared across all of your classes. 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 multiple grades, change your Skills to be available to 'All' grades.

  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.

Archiving and Exporting Skills

To archive a skill:
1. Go into an individual class.
2. Tap the wrench icon.
3. Tap 'Manage Skills.'
4. Tap 'Archive.'

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.

To export a skill:
1. Go into an individual class.
2. Tap the Skills tab (graduation cap icon).
3. Tap 'Export Skills Data' to download a .CSV of the Skills tagged in the class.

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