Organizing School & District Library

I know teachers can add tags (grade and subject) to activities added to the school and district library but it would be very helpful if they (or at least the school or district admin could create collections and organize activities that way. The library as it becomes very unmanageable even when direct by grade and subject. We have to depend on most recent or very solid naming conventions. THANK YOU!
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  • Official comment

    Thank you for your feedback! Organization in the School & District Library is something we are hoping to make better in Seesaw.

    If you are interested in providing early feedback and sharing curriculum and activity organization examples with the Seesaw Product Team, please fill out the form below and we will reach out with next steps if we have additional questions for you. https://forms.gle/WNhY5poYo3kgQyke6

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  • I made a similar request - but to be able to select multiple activities within my library to be able to organize them quickly.

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  • I agree, If the District Administrator could create some Custom Tags, the District Library could be tailored to teacher needs. Our district uses Fundations and I was thinking a specific tag for it would be helpful for teachers. 

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  • Yes!  We would like to organize for our team by week so we can easily find and assign activities.  

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  • I had the same question!  We need to be able to organize our school and district library so the library becomes easier for all of us to manage and access.  I'm worried that our activities are going to get "buried."

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  • This is a definite need!

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  • I wholeheartedly agree!  We need to be able to organize the school/district library.  Please add this feature!

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  • YES PLEASE! As a team we are all adding our assignments and then one person has to go find them to assign for the day.  It would be great if we could have days of the week folders!  

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  • YES! I am a consulting teacher and this has been mentioned *multiple* times by teachers. I am releasing items as part of the larger math department and teachers are also having a hard time distinguishing between what I've published or activities others have, so customization of tags (or by district/school) would be super helpful as well.

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  • I am new to Seesaw and I totally agree! I am loving everything so far, but the Schools and District tab is becoming so disorganized and hard to find things specifically for our school district.

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  • Our PT/OT would like to add fine motor/gross motor tag for activities in School Library. As well as Speech/Language.

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  • I think it would be great if the Seesaw for Schools administrator could create unique tags to filter by. We would use it for our math and ELA modules. There are multiple units in each module per grade level. We are still deciding, but we think we would vet formative and summative assessments and then store them in the school/district library for all teachers in that grade level to use and assign in their classes. 

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  • Thank you so much for looking into this Brittany & the whole Seesaw team!

    I think the same type of format that is found within our personal library‘s would be helpful and also allow for ease of use for teachers. I know there is an ability to search by math or social studies or however the activity was tagged. It can still be unwieldly. If teachers could organize within their grade levels as they see fit, it would be beneficial. In our personal library, we can title collections to fit our needs. That would be a great tool for the school District tab. Teachers could create collections by unit or chapter. It would also be awesome for personal and school/district if you could nest collections. So I could have a Math in Focus Collection and then have each MiF chapter within that. 

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  • Brittany,

    Thank you for looking into this.  I think being able to organize them by units or curriculums we use would be helpful.  So we use Bridges Math.  So a math folder for Bridges with each unit listed would be so helpful.  I also would love in my library to be able to share a whole collection with my team instead of each activity individually.  I will find activities for a unit and put in a folder and then I have to keep sharing them one by one instead of the whole group.  Thanks so much!

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  • Kelly sharing a whole collection is also a great idea!!

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  • We would also like to be able to tag an activity to more than one place.  For example, I would like to be able to tag a Bridges Math activity to the Bridges Unit Folder as well as be able to tag it to a weekly folder.  

    We would love the Seesaw administrator to be able to make custom folders specific to our needs.

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  • Brittany,

    Thank you for the official comment and I am very happy to hear that this is something Seesaw is looking into. Personally, I would like to have either Collections or some sort of editable folders in the Schools and District tab. I know you can tag things by subject but I think it would be better organized to have some sort of editable folders that teachers can create specific to their district. For example, I would like to make folders like this: Reader's Workshop Activities Unit 1, Reader's Workshop Activities Unit 2, Reader's Workshop Activities Unit 3, etc. That way we can categorize activities specific to each content area. Then as a district you can go directly to that folder to find what others have shared or created. Thanks again and looking forward to updates!

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  • Brittany,

    My school is using Seesaw for all Primary Grades--for virtual students and in-class students. Seesaw has been such a lifesaver to all of us.We trying to stay ahead in creating activities that fit our curriculum, but this is posing a problem. The more activities that are created, the more difficult it is to find them and past activities get buried. I would love if Seesaw had different "Collections" or different subfolders under the "School" tab. If these activities were organized alphabetically, they would be much easier to find as well. Thanks so much! 

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  • I want to be able to sort them into collections and have them disappear from my activity feed (basically turning collections into folders) so I can easily find things rather than having over 300 activities to search through.  I label them so they are easily found for students (by date assigned), but its harder for me to find what I need (unit/activity).  HELP!

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  • As a district of 44,000 students and 3,000 teachers....please allow us to use folders.  Tagging is unreliable.

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  • Agreed! Districts need the ability to organize the Schools & District category of activities into custom categories. Thank you for considering this feature!

     

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  • My activity library is very overwhelming. At this time, I can only select one activity at a time to organize or delete and it takes multiple steps. It would be a great feature if every activity had a select option so I could select multiple activities at once to delete or organize into folders. I have a lot of old activities that I would like to delete all at once with the fewest clicks possible.

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  • It's been awhile since there was any engagement from the Seesaw Team on this request. Are there any updates? Is this request being worked on?

    Thank you for always valuing and being responsive to teacher needs and requests!

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  • I think one of the easiest ways if for the teachers to share their collections more than activities. Regardless, there needs to be some type of organization.

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