How do I use Google Apps or Google Drive with Seesaw?

Teachers and students can add work created in Google apps like Docs, Slides or Sheets directly into Seesaw portfolios! Families will be able to view these files in their child’s journal even if they don’t have access to Google apps or access to Google drive.

Here's how to use the Upload tool on the Seesaw website:

  1. Tap the Green Add+ to add a new post.
  2. Tap 'Upload'.
  3. Tap 'Select from Google Drive'. You may need to sign in to your Google account before you can browse files in your Google Drive.
  4. Select a file. If the file can be added into Seesaw, the 'Select' button will turn blue.

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You will be taken to the annotation screen. If you are adding a Photo, PDF, Google Doc, Google Slide or Google Sheet, you will have access to all of the annotation features including drawing, text labels, voice annotation tools, and captions. 

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  • Free users can upload 1-20 pages of a Google item or PDF and use all creative tools on the first page.
  • Premium users can upload 1-20 pages of a Google item or PDF and use all creative tools on all of the pages.

Chromebook Tip

If you try to upload a file from Google Drive from the 'Select a File' option, you will only be able to add jpg, png or pdf files. But if you choose 'Select from Google Drive' instead, you can add all Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, plus any photos you have stored in Google Drive!

Here's how to use the Add File tool on the App:

  1. Tap the Green Add to add a new post.
  2. Tap 'Upload'.
  3. Tap 'Google Drive'. You may need to sign in to your Google account before you can browse files in your Google Drive.
  4. Select a file. If the file can be added into Seesaw, it will upload automatically.

You will be taken to the annotation screen. If you are adding a Photo, PDF, Google Doc, Slide, or Sheet, you will have access to all of the annotation features including drawing, text labels, voice annotation tools, and captions. 

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