How do I share activities with students and teachers?

Assign Activities to your Seesaw Class

In Seesaw you will use the Activities feature to explore, create, and assign activities to your classes. Once you find an activity you like in the Seesaw Community Library, you will save it to your ‘My Library’ tab and then assign it to your Seesaw class(es). If you're creating your own activities, you can assign them directly to your class(es).

Here's how it works:

  1. Explore the Seesaw Community Library, filled with thousands of inspiring activities created by teachers in the Seesaw Community!
  2. Tap the heart icon above an activity in the Seesaw library to save it to your library OR create your own activity by tapping ‘create new activity’ button.
  3. Tap 'Assign’.
  4. Select the class(es) you would like to assign the activity to. You can also select individual              students to share the activity with by tapping ‘Edit Students’.
  5. Tap ‘Assign to classes’ to send the activity to your students in the selected classes. If you have Seesaw Plus or Seesaw for Schools, you can also choose to schedule the activity for a later time by tapping ‘Schedule’. 


Share an Activity Link with Students

To get a shareable link to an activity for students, the activity must first be assigned to your class. Here's how to get a student activity link and share it with students:

  1. As a teacher, first assign the activity. Follow the instructions above in the Assign Activities to Your Seesaw Class section.
  2. Go to the Activities tab for your class. 
  3. Tap the [...] button on any activity that has been assigned. 
  4. Tap ‘Get Student Link’. This link is unique to your class or subset of assigned students. It cannot be shared across different classes or with other teachers at your school.  Screen_Shot_2020-08-13_at_3.14.30_PM.png
  5. Tap ‘Copy’ to copy the link. Student activity links work to open the activity on iOS, Android and the web.  


There are lots of ways that student activity links can be helpful! Teachers can paste activity links into a Student Announcement as a way to tell students what to do each day or week. Once an announcement is sent, students will be notified and can click the links to easily complete their daily activities. Teachers can also share student activity links directly into Google Classroom or another learning management system.

Note: Student activity links are specific to the activity assigned to your class. Each activity has a unique link for your class or subset of students assigned and links cannot be shared across multiple classes. 

When students click the link, they are brought directly to the activity in the iOS app, Android app or website. Then they can:

  1. Add a response by tapping +Add Response
  2. Finish their Draft if they have a draft response 
  3. View their completed response if they have already responded to the activityScreen_Shot_2020-08-13_at_3.14.45_PM.png
Share an Activity Link with Teachers

Customize or create a new activity, then share it with teacher friends, who can use the activity in their own classes. Sharing activities with teachers is only available on the a computer/laptop at and is not available on iOS/Android.

Student responses to your activity will NOT be shared. 

To share an activity link with teachers directly from your Activity Library:             

  1. Go to your ‘My Library’ tab on the top of the Activity Library
  2. Tap on the activity you would like to share
  3. Tap [...] then ‘Share Activity'Screen_Shot_2019-12-18_at_3.07.37_PM.png 

   4. Copy the Activity Link to send to other teachers via social media or email.


To share an activity link with teachers from an activity that has already been shared in your class:

  1. Tap on the activities tab
  2. Find the activity you would like to share
  3. Tap [...] below the activity
  4. Tap ‘Get Student Link’
  5. At the bottom of that screen, choose "Get a Teacher Link Instead" option. 
  6. Copy the Activity Link to send to other teachers via social media or email 

When teachers paste the Activity Link in a web browser, they will be prompted to 'Save Activity' to their Activity Library. Once the activity is saved they can share it with their students or customize for future use. If teachers are not logged into Seesaw, they will need to log-in before the Activity will save.

If you want to share an activity with another teacher who does not have a Seesaw account yet, no problem! The teacher can view the activity from the Activity link, or they can visit our public activity library here to browse any grade level, subject area, and curriculum.

Share Activities to Your Seesaw for Schools Library
With Seesaw for Schools, teachers can publish activities to their School Activity Library to be used by all teachers at their school.

1. Click the [...] button and select Share Activity


2. Click 'Share' next to Share to School Library


3. Select the grade levels and subject areas relevant for your Activity


4. Click Share to share that activity with the school library

Teachers within your school can share the activity with their students! 

Differentiate Instruction with Activities, Add Folders for Organization or Skills for Assessment 
Teachers can assign activities to specific students within a class to differentiate instruction. Teachers can tag folders on activities to keep activities and activity responses organized. Teachers using Seesaw Plus or Seesaw for Schools can tag skills to assess student activity responses and schedule when they would like the activity to appear to students.  

1. From the Activity Library, choose the Assign button. 

Screen_Shot_2019-12-18_at_3.30.06_PM.png  2. Tap 'Edit Students, Folders, Skills':


3. Select the students you want to assign the activity.


4. Tap Folders to add the activity to a folder in your class for organization of the activity and all student responses to the activity. 


5. Tap Skills to add any skills to the activity which you can assess on student student responses. Learn more about Skills


Print Activities and Activity QR Codes 
Click Print Activity to download a PDF of the activity so students can complete it offline or have a paper copy of resources. Printed activities also include a QR code that students can scan to open the activity in Seesaw. Teachers, students and families can print activities. 
  1. Tap the Activities tab.
  2. Tap [...] on any activity.
  3. Tap 'Print Activity' and print. 



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