Set Up a Class Code Class

Here's how to set up your class using Class Code Sign in. 

  1. Tap on your profile icon, then +New Class. 
  2. Decide on a name for your class.
  3. Select the grade level of your class.
  4. On the next screen, choose "Scan a QR Code" 
  5. Add a few students, or your whole class. You can always go back and add additional students later. First names with last initial are OK. If you have a list of student names handy, you can copy/paste in bulk from that list. Tap the checkmark to create your class.
  6. Check your email and print out your Classroom Sign In Poster. This poster has a unique QR code for your class. Your students will scan this code to sign in to your Seesaw class and start adding items to their journals. 

If you want to explore and modify your class settings, tap your Profile Photo then Manage Class. In the manage class menu, you can adjust your class settings, add folders, students, and more! 

As you get to know Seesaw and your class, you can change these settings any time and make sure that Seesaw works well in your classroom. 

We've tried to set up defaults that work for lots of class setups, but you might want to check out:

1. Student sign in mode: Here you can change how students sign into Seesaw.

  • Seesaw defaults to Shared Device sign in mode.  This mode is great for shared devices. Students sign in using the QR or Text Class code and choose their name from the class list every time they add items. No need to sign in & out as devices are passed around.
  • If you have 1:1 devices, you can switch to 1:1 Device Sign In mode. With Individual Student Sign In mode, students sign in using the QR code and select their name once from the class list. They stay signed in as that student for up to a year and can only add items to their own journal.

2.  Can students see each other’s work: If you want students to be able to see other students journals in your class in addition to their own journal, keep this setting ON. If you don’t want students to be able to see other students journals turn this OFF. Keep in mind that if you have this OFF and you're using Shared Device sign in, students will only be able to add items, not view any journal content, because they aren't signed in as a specific student.

3. Student Likes and Comments: Decide if you want your students to be able to like or comment on entries. Comments are a great way to encourage collaboration and constructive peer feedback in your class. Enable or disable student likes and comments here. By default, new student comments require your approval.

4. Enable Student Editing:  If you want students to be able to edit their items, turn Enable item editing ON. Any edited items are put back into the teacher approval queue for you to check out.   

5. Folders: If you've decided to use folders to organize work in your class, you can create them here. If you'd like your students to be prompted to add new items add to folders, you can change "Show add to folder step" to be “Students and Teachers”.




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