How do I use Drafts?

With Drafts, students can save work in progress and finish it later! Drafts make it easier for teachers to check in on student progress and send students feedback. Drafts are available on iOS and the web app.

Drafts are part of our premium offerings, and teachers can start a free 60-day trial for their classes. To start your free trial, click on Drafts from the drawing canvas. 

Please note that the Drafts and Send Back features are only available if the class login method is 1:1 or Email/Google sign-on.  

How do I use Drafts?

To save work as a Draft, have students choose the Draft option instead of choosing the green check:

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Drafts appear in the student’s journal feed with a yellow banner, indicating that the post is a Draft. 

 

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Only the student who created the Draft and their teacher are able to view the Draft. If you want to edit the item tap Show Draft > [...] > Edit Item.

Note: If a student accidentally closes their Seesaw app or browser window, Seesaw will save a copy of their work on their device or computer. When they open Seesaw again on the same device or computer, Seesaw will recover the work and the student can continue working where they left off. For their work to be uploaded to their portfolio and visible to teachers and family members, students should still tap "Draft" or the green check.

How do I use the Send Back feature with Drafts?

Create powerful feedback loops between teacher and student with our Send Back feature. Turn any piece of student work into a draft, so students can review and improve their work prior to posting to their journal. In the approval queue, tap 'Send Back' to send student work back to the student.

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Teachers can also use the comment tool to leave feedback on work in progress. 

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With a comment, students can review specific feedback from their teacher. If you do not want the comment on the final post, you will need to delete the comment. 

How do the Drafts and Send Back features work with activities tagged to the private teacher folder?
If students save a response that is tagged to the private teacher folder as a Draft or the teacher Sends Back a response that is tagged with the private folder, students will see this response in their To Do and In Progress sections with the Finish Response button and will be able to edit their response. After they submit their response with the green check, they will NOT see their work anymore, since it will have already been submitted and tagged to the private teacher folder. To learn more about how the private teacher folder works, check out this article
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