How to use Folders

If you want to organize student work by subject area or learning objectives, you can create Folders in your class.  Folders are visible to teachers and students, as well as family members if you have invited them to your class.  To set and use folders in Seesaw, please follow the steps below. 

How do I create a folder?
To create your folders, go to the class settings menu.  To access this menu, tap the wrench icon on the top right-hand side of your screen.  Then, scroll down to 'Manage Folders' and select 'Create a Folder.'
From here you can name your folder and add a color. Tap the back arrow to save this folder and exit. 
The other way to access and create folders is to tap the blue folder icon next to your class feed or in the Activities tab.

Teachers can also add items to a Folder from the journal view. Just tap the Folder icon below an item and choose which item it should be added to.  

Can students add work to folders?

If you want your students to be prompted to add work to folders, you need to turn folders ON for your students. 

How to turn folders ON for students: 

  1. Tap wrench icon.
  2. Scroll down to 'Show add to folder step.'
  3. Turn this to 'Students and teachers.'
  4. Press the back arrow to save.


Your students will now be prompted to add work to folders when they add a post.  

Note: Even if students are not prompted to add work to folders, they will still have the ability to edit the Folder that their journal posts are tagged to if Item Editing is enabled in your class. To do so, students can tap the [...] button and select 'Edit Folders.' If you do not want students to have the ability to edit Folders, you can disable Item Editing in your Class Settings. 

How do I view student work by folder?
1. Tap the blue folder icon next to your 'Class Journal.'
2. Tap the folder you want to view.
How do I view a specific student's work in a specific folder?
1. Tap on the name of the student whose work you would like to view.
2. Tap on the blue folder next to their name.
3. Select the folder you would like to view.
Can I use an image instead of a color for my folders?
Not yet! But you could use an emoji to indicate what the Folder is for in addition to the name, or instead of the name.
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