Creating and Managing Student Groups

With the BTS 2022 updates made to the Seesaw App, you now have the ability to assign student work and send messages to specific groups of students from within the app! 

How Many Students Can I Have Per Group? 
100 students can be added per group.   

How Many Student Groups Can Be Created Per Class?
100 student groups can be created per class. 

Can I Create Student Groups at the School or District Level?
No, student groups can only be created at the class level at this time.

How do I create a group?

  1. Tap on Class Settings
  2. Under Students, tap on Manage student groups
  3. Type the name of your new student group and tap Add Student Group.
  4. Edit icon for the group if desired.
  5. Tap the box next to each student name to add them to the group. 
  6. Tap the green check mark in the top right corner.
  7. Your group is now created!

Can I add and remove members to the group?

Yes. Navigate to Manage Student Groups, under Class Settings > Students.

  1. Tap the group name you want to edit.
  2. To remove members, uncheck the box next to their name.
  3. To add members, check the box next to their name. 
  4. Tap the green check mark in the top right corner.


How do I assign activities to a group?

1. To assign activities to a group, navigate to Activities. Tap the green +Add button and select Assign Activity.

2. Select the Activity you want to assign, then tap the blue Assign button.

3. Tap the checkbox for the Class where the Student Group is located. Tap Edit

4. Check the box of the Student Group(s) you'd like to assign an activity to. You will see the names of the Students in that group populate under Students. 

5. Tap the green checkmark

6. Tap the blue Assign button


Can I filter progress for student groups?
Yes. You can filter the Activities View to see only activities assigned to a given group of students. You can filter the Skills View to see only posts created by a given group of students, and their skill and skill ratings. 

1. In Progress, tap on the Filter in top right hand corner.

2. Under Groups, type the name of the Group you want to view progress for.

Can I Use Student Groups in Messages? 
Automatic creation of student groups in Messages is not supported yet, but you can create custom groups of students and families in Messages anytime. Create the group once and you can use it all year long.

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