How do students sign in to Seesaw?

Teachers choose whether students sign in to Seesaw by scanning a Student Code or logging in with their Email / Google Account. Tap Wrench Icon > Class Settings > Manage Students to change your student sign in mode at any time.

Student Code - Shared Device Sign In

Designed for young learners (PreK-3) and shared devices. No usernames/passwords are required. Students sign in using the QR Student Code or Text Student Code. Students choose their name from the class list to add items to their journal.

  1. Add your students’ names by tapping Wrench > Class Settings > Manage Students.
  2. Tap ‘Student Code’ (bottom right) > Print QR Code Poster.
  3. Students scan the QR Code on the poster to sign in to your class.

                

Student Code - 1:1 Device Sign In

Recommended only for 1:1 environments. No usernames/passwords are required. Students sign in using a QR Student Code or a Text Student Code and then choose their name from the class list.

  1. Add your students’ names by tapping Wrench > Class Settings > Manage Students.
  2. Tap ‘Student Code’ (bottom right) > Print QR Code Poster.
  3. Students scan the QR Code on the poster to sign in to your class.

The signed-in student can add items to only their journal, and can remain signed in for up to one year. If another student wants to use the same device to add items to their journal, Student 1 would need to sign out and Student 2 would need to sign in.

If you're concerned about students signing in to the wrong journal, don't post the QR Student Code poster in your classroom. Instead, have students come to you to get the QR code. You can then make sure students pick the correct journal.

Email / Google Account Sign In

Designed for students who can remember their email address and password. Students type in a Student Code to join the class for the first time. Afterwards, they just need to use their email/password to sign in to Seesaw.

  1. Tap Get Student Code (bottom right).
  2. Share your Student Code with your students.
  3. To join your class, students will:
    1. Open the Seesaw Class app or go to h​ttp://app.seesaw.me​ on a Chrome or Firefox browser.
    2. Choose I'm a Student.
    3. Choose Email / Google Account.
    4. Choose New Student.
    5. Choose to Create Email Account or Use Google Account.
    6. Type in the Student Code for your class.

Students only need to use the Student Code to join your class once. After they enter the Student Code the first time, they will stay connected to your class so they will just sign in to Seesaw with their email address/Google Account to access your class. 

                 

How do I combine student journals after I change sign in mode?
If you switch from student code sign in to email / Google sign in, you may want to combine student journals so there are not duplicate students (two separate portfolios for each student). After students join your class, you can combine their existing journal with their new account. After combining student journals, the work and parents from the existing student will be associated with the new student.
  1. Tap the wrench icon in the top right corner.
  2. Tap ‘Manage Students’.
  3. Select a student.
  4. Tap 'Combine with other student journal' button.
  5. Follow the prompts to combine two journals.

You can only combine two students within the same class. Students without an email address can only be combined with students with an email address on their account. Combining student journals cannot be undone, so please do this carefully.

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