How do I use Sample Student?

With Sample Student, teachers can demo activities, try out adding posts to journals, and more! Sample Student is automatically enabled in every new class created in Seesaw. Teachers with existing classes can use Sample Student in their classes, too!         

Teachers and students can’t login as Sample Student, and family members are not able to select Sample Student when connecting to your class.

When Sample Student is enabled, you will see Sample Student at the top of your Class List, and at the top of your list when you are sharing an activity, selecting students to tag, or posting to a students journal.


How do I enable Sample Student?

Sample Student is automatically enabled in any new classes created in Seesaw. If you have an existing class, and would like to enable Sample Student:

  1. Login to Seesaw as a teacher.
  2. Tap the wrench icon (top right).
  3. In the 'Students' section, toggle on 'Enable Sample Student.'



How do I disable Sample Student?

If you would like to remove Sample Student from your class:

  1. Login to Seesaw as a teacher.
  2. Tap the wrench icon (top right).
  3. In the 'Students' section, toggle off 'Enable Sample Student.'



What can I do with Sample Student?

Even though you can't log in as the Sample Student, enabling Sample Student gives you the opportunity to test out features in your class before sharing them with your students! You can:

  • Try out all the different Seesaw Creative Tools that are available to your students.
  • Test out activities so you can see what they will look like before sharing them to your entire class. Just tap the Add Response button on an assigned Activity and select 'Sample Student' to test out your Activity or add an example response. 
  • Try your hand at adding posts to the Sample Student journal by tapping the green +Add button and selecting 'Post Student Work.' You can use any of the creative tools when adding a journal post to the Sample Student's journal!
  • Create example responses to Activities to show your students different ways they can respond to assigned Activities.


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