Seesaw Product Updates 2024

Product Updates for June 12, 2024

Available On Web Browsers
  • The Roster Sync Pause tool is available for all Clever/ClassLink syncing District Admin in the District Wide Settings
  • Existing users who are invited to be a School Admin will now be directed to the School Dashboard rather than the teacher account when accepting the invitation

Product Updates for June 6, 2024

Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.29 for these changes.  
  • Fixed issue where localized date format was not respected in Messages

Product Updates for May 22, 2024

Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.27 for these changes.  
  • Fixed issue where Messages with attachments were unable to be downloaded

Product Updates for May 16, 2024

Available On Web Browsers
  • The District Admin list has been removed from District Dashboard and is now housed in District-Wide Settings
  • When Clever/ClassLink sync is paused, the sync status banner will reflect that status
  • Long school names will no longer overlap the gear icon on the School Dashboard

Product Updates for April 17, 2024

Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.22 for these changes.  
  • Students are now unable to edit, resize, or reposition frames on the Creative Canvas that are created by the teacher.
    • Available for: All S4S and SI&I customers

Product Updates for March 26, 2024

Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.19 for these changes.  
  • Updated instruction on frames (e.g "Click to take a photo" is now "Take a photo")
    • Available for: All S4S and SI&I customers

Product Updates for March 21, 2024

Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.18 for these changes.  
  • Ability to change colors of drop zones for Drag & Drop Formative Assessment questions: This allows teachers the ability to customize their formative assessments to meet individual needs
    • Available for: All S4S and SI&I customers

Product Updates for March 14, 2024

Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.17 for these changes.  
  • Assign Instructional Sequences in the Seesaw Library: Teachers will save time by having the ability to assign any lesson in the Seesaw Library as a group of activities or individually
    • Available for: All S4S and SI&I customers

Product Updates for March 7, 2024
Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.16 for these changes.  
  • We've extended the Disable Preview Link to apply to links sent in text form via Messages.
    • Why this matters: Helps admin who are concerned about possible inappropriate student behaviors.
    • Available for: All S4S and SI&I customers

Product Updates for February 27, 2024
Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.15 for these changes.  
  • Creative Tools: Improvements to color contrast for text labels and Frames using the solid fill style setting. Now when you select a light colored solid fill background, we’ll adjust the text to black automatically, instead of using a nearly unreadable white text.
  • Creative Tools: Add Voice to Voice and Student Voice Frames: You can now add voice to a Voice or Student Choice Frame. When students record their voice on the Frame, the voice instructions will be replaced with their recording.

Product Updates for February 20, 2024
Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.14 for these changes. 
  • Disable Link Previews Setting: New school and district settings to disable generating link previews in creative tools and link message attachments by students. This setting is available to all S4S and SI&I customers.
  • Fixed 400 errors shown to school admins without classes when presenting to class or previewing as a student on a Note template.
  • Fixed app crash issue when tapping on Community Contributor’s name from activity in collection.

Product Updates for February 15, 2024
Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.13 for these changes. 
  • Creative Tools: Add thousands cube into the Shapes tool! 
  • Creative Tools: Fix bug where Formative Assessment Drag & Drop dropzones would sometimes disappear after tapping the undo button or exiting Preview as a Student.
  • Creative Tools: Improvements to copy/pasting content with images or images with voice recordings or links between activities or across pages.
  • Fixed bug where the unapproved posts banner would still show after bulk approval.
  • Fixed error when posting to journal from Present to Class that impacted activities where the example and template have a different number of pages. Present mode from the Activities Tab should now open the activity template directly and posting to the journal will work correctly. Note: To view the example or instructions from Present to Class mode, teachers can click on View Instructions.

Product Updates for February 8, 2024
Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.12 for these changes.
  • Messages: Fixed edge case issue where toggling between the “reply privately” experience in different announcement threads adds the previous teacher to the current private reply.
  • Creative Tools: Fix bug where the contents of the [...] menu would go offscreen on phone-sized screens. 

Product Updates for February 1, 2024
Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.11 for these changes.
  • Fix minor bugs and UI issues in recently released features: Post from Present to Class, Bulk Download Messages and Family Digest Notifications.

Product Updates for January 25, 2024
Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.10 for these changes.
  • Draw/Erase on iOS 17: Performance improvements for drawing and erasing on iOS 17 to prevent the app from freezing or crashing.
  • Autosave Post Recovery on iOS 17: Fix bug where an autosave post recovery for a post with a lot of draw/erase could get the app stuck in a crashing loop.
  • Family Invites: Fixed an issue where autocomplete on the Edge browser was enabled on the Family Invite page, resulting in some auto-filled emails and accidental family invites. Autocomplete is now turned off on the Family Invites page.
  • Family Digest Notification: Fixed issue that caused inaccurate messaging counts for family daily digest notifications in some cases (ex. shows 1 unread message if a family member sent a message).
  • Fix minor bugs and UI issues in the recently released Bulk Download Messages feature.

Product Updates for January 18, 2024
Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.9 for these changes. 
  • Microsoft SSO is available for all customers on web, iOS and Android.
  • District Settings - Admin Controls: when District Admin log in, they will now see an ‘Authentication and Security’ section in the District Wide Settings modal. Within that section they will have the option to:
    • Manage District Administrators: Add or remove district administrators.
    • Manage Trusted Domains: Add or remove trusted domains for all schools in a district. Decide if school admins can manage trusted domains for their schools
  • Fixed bug in My Library where activities were not being sorted by recent date.
  • Minor Creative Tools bug fixes.
  • Voice on Web: Fix bug where there would be a ‘click’ sound at the start of voice recordings.
  • Frames: Allow copy/paste of Frames between different activities.
  • Fix minor bugs and UI issues in recently released features: Download Messages and Post from Present to Class.

Product Updates for January 11, 2024
Available On All Platforms
Please update iOS and Android devices to 10.8 for these changes. 
  • Updated bad words filter for links in Messages to check for bad words within all parts of a URL.
  • Bulk Download Messages (Admins): Support admin bulk downloads for message threads for a recipient or class. 
  • Instructional Onboarding Updates: Work on structural improvements to core teacher onboarding flows targeting teachers who haven’t yet started using Seesaw for instruction. 
  • Show green check and allow posting to journal from Present to Class mode.
  • In-Product Messaging: Support integration with third-party tool (Chameleon) which will support targetable product tours and walkthroughs for new and returning teachers. 
  • Show Messages Count in Family Daily Digest Email/Push: For families with “Once per Day” email/push notification setting selected, include the messages count in the Daily Digest email/push instead of sending one email/push for every message. 
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