Auto-saving

I have no idea if this is possible, but I thought that I would put it out there. I am hoping that there is some way to build in an auto-save function similar to what happens for students in Google docs and Google slides. I had a number of parents complain to me about lost activity work in Seesaw for their children during our remote learning. They shared that the students completed the entire activity and then when they went to click on the green check mark at the end, it failed to load and they lost all of their work. Interestingly, in my Seesaw Connect group I got to be a student myself for the first time and this same thing happened to me on two out of the three activities that we did. How frustrating! I really would love to make Seesaw my main LMS (I use both Seesaw and the Google Classroom), but I know that both students and parents were frustrated with these losses. I even had a few families say that they preferred the tasks that I built in the Google digital spaces because of the auto-save feature. What I ended up doing when I re-did both of my own assignments in Seesaw was clicking on the check mark after I completed each slide and then going back in to edit the item in the hopes of not suffering another total loss, but this is not a feasible work around for students. Thank you for your consideration.

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  • Great suggestion - I could have written this post myself!  I agree with everything that Stefani has said above.  In addition to all the above, please can we have an autosave/draft feature on messages to parents and on student announcements too, please, as I have lost quite a few of these and it is so frustrating to have to start from scratch!

    Thanks very much!

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  • or at least a message when you try and get out of the activity that remind you to check the green circle to save.

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  • I agree for the autosave.  Especially as Seesaw is a platform that is designed and marketed for younger students, an autosave feature is needed, or a way when working on a multi slide activity to save after each slide without getting logged out of the assignment.  

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  • To echo Jennifer's point that younger children are using it, it can be devastating to lose work that has been a challenge and time consuming because of getting logged out or having a computer die. It would make the students feel more encouraged not to have their work disappear due to other 'bad luck' situations.

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  • Agree completely. Students and teachers would greatly benefit from this feature. Would save a lot of time (and tears). 

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  • Upvoting this request. Not sure why it's not among the top-20 listed elsewhere in this forum. Contrary to what I've seen posted elsewhere, I think it would be dead-simple to implement. As a parent, and echoing what others are saying here, not having this feature is causing younger kids a lot of distress.

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  • Agreed-all of the above!!!

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  • PLEASE!!

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  • Another vote for autosave - for students and teachers, please.  I was almost done on a most complicated activity myself.. pages of multimedia examples.. my internet dropped out for a second, the page refreshed and it's all gone!  😭 I'll have at least 30min ahead of me now rebuilding the activity. 

     

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