Co-Teacher Inbox for Messages from Parents

We have a homeroom teacher and intern/new teacher in our classrooms here and it would be a nice feature if it could be setup to have message responses from parents go to both teachers in the homeroom. This would help eliminate any communication falling through the cracks. 

The workaround that I've set up for the teachers here: Each teacher is in their class as an individual (For commenting and Activity creation so it stays with them), but have a generic email/teacher account EX: class2b@blahblahblah.org that the teacher and co-teacher can log into their Seesaw Class app on their phone/tablet and that is what they message parents from, so they both receive the same communication.

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  • Another way I would like to request from Seesaw is for them to create the ability to start a group thread message.  I am a SPED inclusion teacher and I would love to be able to message both the parent and the general education teacher at the same time and the ability for each of us to see the response so we are all on the same page.

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  • We are having the same issue. We have students doing remote learning this year and our grade level teams are all contributing to the learning. Only the 'main' teacher is able to see messages being sent back in the inbox, therefore the co teachers are unaware of what is being communicated or if the messages pertain to the work they are contributing. I would be nice if there was a toggle on/off for this as not all seesaw classrooms would want this, but we would in this particular instance! 

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  • We really need for both teachers to see all messages to and from parents. Parents can only message the last teacher that contacted them and not the teacher who is necessarily on that day. We also would like to track daily messages and this is tricky over two inboxes.

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  • Yes! I am a TA in 2 different classrooms, and I have had parents tell me that they can't even see the option to message the teacher, but can message me. I would love for the inboxes to be shared with any and all teachers in the classrooms (upon their personal approval) so that everyone is on the same page. It would be great if this is a feature that could be turned on and off for individual teachers. 

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  • I have co-teacher colleagues that would also like to be able to access a shared inbox so that they can see what each teacher has sent and what each parent/guardian has replied.  I understand not all co-teaching partners would find this ideal, so perhaps "shared inbox" could be a toggle on/off setting for classes with co-teachers!

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  • I am a co-teacher and I am finding it very difficult to keep track of parent communication.  I can see the parent communications that I responded to but my co-teacher cannot.  So, both teachers in the class can't see all the communication that is going on between all parents and teachers.  We need for both teachers to be able to see all parent messages. 

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  • I am a Co-Teacher in 17 classrooms (I am a music specialist) and I have notifications turned off. However, this means I can miss direct messages to me from parents. I would LOVE the ability to have direct parent messages sent to my email or the ability to set up notifications that alert me when a parent contacts me directly on messenger. 

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  • It would be extremely beneficial to have a toggle on/off button in the settings that could allow the co-teacher to also see all of the individual communication that occurs with the "main" teacher and a parent. That would be an awesome update!

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