Organizing My Library with Collections and Sections

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Teachers can save Activities to My Library for quick and easy access, and organize Activities into Collections and Sections. Collections can be modified to provide descriptions, customize colors, reorder lessons, and more. Learn more about using My Library in this article!

💡If you are new to using Activities, start here: How to use Activities in Seesaw
Adding Activities to My Library
When viewing an Activity, tap the heart Save icon to save the activity to your personal My Library tab.
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Your Activity is now saved to My Library!

How do I organize My Library Activities in Collections?

Seesaw-Logo-Mark-96x96.png Availability: Accounts with school and district subscriptions can create unlimited Collections. Teachers subscribed to Seesaw Starter have a limit of 2 Collections.

Collections are a great way to organize activities in My Library!

  1. Tap the My Library tab to view all of the Activities you have saved.
  2. Scroll to My Collections.
  3. At the bottom of the screen navigate to the bar that says Create a new collection.

  4. Type in your desired collection name and tap Create.
  5. Teachers can also add Activities from your Library to your Collection from within an Activity by tapping the [...] button and selecting Add to Collection.

Note: If you delete a collection, the Activities you saved in that collection will remain accessible in your Library. They will move to the 'Activities not in a collection' section.

How do I edit my Collection details like name, description, and color? 
  1. In a Collection, tap on the [...] and select Edit Collection Details.
  2. The Collection name, Collection description, and Collection color can all be modified.

 

How do I organize My Library Activities in Sections?

Within Collections, you can create Sections for further organization. Teachers can add an unlimited number of Sections per Collection. 

From My Library, scroll down to Collections

Adding Activities to a new Section in a Collection that already exists

  1. If you select a Collection, you'll see an Organize button in the top right corner. Tap this button to open the Organize Collection menu.
  2. Tap Create Section. Add a name and description to the new section.
  3. Tap Save.

  4. Use the three lines icon to drag Activities in this Collection to a new Section.
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Adding Activities not currently in a Collection to a new Section

If you select Activities not in a collection, you'll see an Organize button on all of the activities.

        1. Tap this to add these activities to a Collection.
        2. Tap the checkbox next to the Collection you want to add the Activity to.
        3. Tap View Collection
        4. Tap Organize.
        5. Tap Create Section. Add a name and description to the new section.
        6. Tap Save.

        7. Use the three lines icon to drag Activities in this Collection to a new Section.
How do I remove Activities in My Library Collections?

If you delete a Collection, the Activities you saved in that collection will remain accessible in your Library. They will move to the 'Activities not in a collection' section.

To remove a Collection, tap on the [...] and select Delete Collection

To remove an Activity from a Collection, from within the Collection hover over the Activity and then check the box. Select 1 or as many Activities as you want to delete, and then tap the trash can.

 

What happens to My Library from one school year to the next?
The Activities that you save in your My Library tab will remain accessible in your Seesaw account year to year unless you manually remove them. If there are Activities that you would like to remove from your My Library tab, tap the [...] button and select 'Remove from Library.'
What happens to My Library if I move from a paid Seesaw subscription to Seesaw Starter?
The Activities that you save in your My Library tab will remain accessible in your Seesaw account if you move to Seesaw Starter from a paid subscription or trial. 

If you have more than the 100 saved Activities allowed for free Seesaw in your My Library tab, you will need to remove Activities from your Library before you can add additional Activities. If there are Activities that you would like to remove from your My Library tab, tap the [...] button and select 'Remove from Library.' At this time there is no option to remove Activities in bulk. 
Are there any tips for searching for an Activity?
When you're searching for an activity, use quotation marks around the activity name in the search bar! This can help you find exact matches if you know the title of the activity you're looking for. For example: "kindness matters" will retrieve only activities with "kindness matters" in the title. 
Can I move Activities from one Collection to another in bulk? 
This must be done activity by activity. Currently, you cannot move activities from one folder to another in bulk.
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