How do I use Skills?

If you are using Skills with a Seesaw for Schools subscription, please find more information about setting up and managing Schoolwide Skills here.                 


With Seesaw Skills, you can keep track of what skills or standards your students are working towards. Additionally, you can assign a star rating (out of 3, 4, 5, or 6 stars, depending on your class settings) for each student post or Activity response tagged with a Skill to get a real-time understanding of how students are progressing. 

To create a Skill or tag a Skill to a post, click here for instructions!


Once you have added Skills to a class and tagged at least one Skill to a post in the class, you can use the Skills View feature. To do this, tap the graduation cap icon.

On the top row, you will see all of the skills that have been added to student posts. Down the first column, you will see all of your students’ names.


The boxes show the number of posts that have been tagged with a Skill, while the color indicates how many stars have been assigned to the most recent post for that student tagged with that Skill. You can tap on the colored box to view all of the posts tagged with that Skill.

On the right side of Skills View, you can filter by category, subject, student, or Skill.

For instructions on managing, archiving, or exporting skills, click here!

Please note: families and students will NOT see Skills view or be able to tell which Skills their children have been tagged in. You can, of course, choose to share that information with families during parent-teacher conferences if that would be helpful in sparking meaningful conversation!

Have more questions? Submit a request