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How to add a Seesaw ID for each student in your school

The Seesaw Student ID ensures that student portfolios connect from year to year, and that admins, teachers and parents have access to all student content. 

If you want student portfolios from the free version of Seesaw to link with student portfolios in Seesaw for Schools, you will need to add a student ID to the student portfolios created using the free version of Seesaw. It is simplest to do this before importing new classes for the new school year.

Admins: How to Add a Student ID for a Student

  1. Sign in to your Seesaw for Schools Admin account at https://app.seesaw.me.
  2. Click on Assign Missing Student IDs link in the Admin Tools section. 
  3. Get an export of student IDs from your student information system. (This student ID must NOT change from year to year.)
  4. Type in or paste a student ID for each missing ID. If the student ID is already in use, you will be able to merge the student accounts together to create a single account.
  5. Use the "Filter by" option to filter by class if you have a lot of missing IDs and it's easier to do it class by class.
  6. Hit the "Save" button to save all of the IDs. 

Admins: How to Merge Two Student Accounts 

For schools who moved existing free Seesaw classes into their school and also created class rosters in Seesaw for Schools OR for students who have multiple journals from different free Seesaw classes, you will need to merge student portfolios into a single ID.

  1. Sign in to your Seesaw for Schools Admin account at https://app.seesaw.me.
  2. Click on Assign Missing Student IDs link in the Admin Tools section. 
  3. Get an export of student IDs from your student information system. (This student ID must NOT change from year to year.)
  4. Enter in the missing student IDs using data from your student information system. You can filter this list of students by class using the filter by class menu (top right) if that is simpler.
  5. Click on the "ID in use by StudentName. Click here to merge." link that appears.  
  6. Follow the steps to merge the student into one account. Make sure this information is correct. This cannot be undone.

Teachers: How to Add a Student ID for a Student

Teachers can also add student IDs for the students in their classes if you want to distribute the work of adding IDs to your teachers.  

  1. Sign in to your Seesaw teacher account on the web at: https://app.seesaw.me.
  2. Click on your profile icon
  3. Click on Manage Class
  4. Click on Manage Students
  5. Select a student.
  6. Add the student ID in the Student ID field. Hit the <- arrow to save. Screen_Shot_2017-04-04_at_9.06.26_AM.png

 

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