How to add students to your class

Adding students to your class is easy! Just follow the instructions below based on the age of your students and the tech setup in your class.

PreK-3 (Student Code Sign-in)

If you’ve chosen Pre K-3 or ‘other’ when creating your Seesaw class you will need to add student names to your class. Follow the steps below to add students to your class.

1. Tap the + Students button at the bottom right of your screen.

2. Tap Add Students.


3. If you select no, then choose if your students use shared devices or 1:1 devices in your classroom. If you select yes, follow the directions to add your students via email/Google in the section titled Grades 4+ (Email/Google Account Sign In).


4. Add your students to your class by typing in their names or pasting a list of names. Tap the green check when complete.


5. Learn how students sign in with Student Code.

Grades 4+ (Email/Google Account Sign In)
If you choose to import a class from Google classroom when creating your Seesaw class, your students will have already been added into Seesaw and can use their Google accounts to log in to Seesaw.

If you add more students to your Google Classroom, you can always re-sync Google Classroom. Tap the wrench icon, then tap ‘import from Google Classroom’.

If your students are using email/Google accounts to sign in to Seesaw (this was automatically selected for your if your class is Grades 4+), you do NOT need to add students to your class list. Students can join your class themselves the first time they use Seesaw.

Get the Student Code for your class by signing in to Seesaw with your teacher account, tapping the + Students button (bottom right), and copying your class text code. Share this code with your students.


To join your class, students will:

1. Open the Seesaw App or go to on a Chrome or Firefox browser

2. Tap I’m a Student.

3. Insert the class code in the text code field and tap go.

4. Tap Create Email Account or Use Google Account.

5. Create their account and connect to your class.

Students only need to use the Student Code to join your class once. After they enter the Class Code for the first time, they will stay connected to your class and will just need to sign in to Seesaw with their email address or Google account to access it.

All grades (Add students via School Directory)
Seesaw for Schools teachers can add students to their classes using the School Directory feature!

To access the School Directory, you can either tap the wrench icon at the top right and go to Manage Students, or tap + Students > Add Students at the bottom of your screen.

From the resulting screen, tap Add Students. You will now be able to search students in your school by name, email address, or student ID and add them to your class!


If you are trying to add a student but do not see them in the school directory, you can create a student by tapping Create a New Student.


Please note that if there are students that come up in your search but do not match the student you are looking for, you will need to scroll to the bottom of the list to find the Create a New Student button.


Once you tap Create a New Student, you will be prompted to create a new student with these prompts. 

If you are a family member trying to connect to your child's class, please find instructions here.
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