Sort Students by Last Name

Would it be possible to get a feature to allow to sort students by first name or last name in the journal? District grade books are by last name not first. Thank you!

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  • Yes, I agree. My distric's gradebook is sorted by last name, not first. This just adds one more step to the already large list of steps when trying to post grades.

     

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  • YES! At lease make it an option. 

     

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  • It would be great for this to be a setting choice! Teachers' rosters are by last name, and that's how we typically grade!

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  • Yes please! Even if it was made an option.

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  • I was just trying to find this feature. Seems like it should have been a standard setting, seeing as schools organize by last name. Please add this feature quickly! Please! Please!

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  • You have my support as well

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  • I want to be able to have my students in order by their last name. Everything else I use is by last name. Will you tell me how to change the setting for that? Thank you!

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  • Urgently, please!

    That is basic.

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  • Yes!  Please!  I desperately need my students' work organized by LAST name!  My district's grade-book is set up like this and looking up one student at a time by first name is SUPER time consuming!  Please make this update. I have tried adding a student number to the front of their first name and that doesn't help!

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  • There is a work around for this issue. It is certainly not ideal and requires some up front time / energy investment, but appears to be effective.

    Go to Class Settings > Manage Students > "Select an Individual Student" > Display Name

    You can then change the display name to Last Name, First Name (or whatever you want). I used cut and paste to make is go rather quickly. 

    Again not ideal, but seems to be working for me so far this year. I am sure there is land mine I am not seeing.

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  • I wish I could use that workaround, but ours are tied directly to Clever so they are imported. I can't change it. The added feature (or option) to select the arrangement of students names would be ideal so that, not only would we have to use that workaround, but those in a situation like myself that can't use the workaround would actually be able to check my students work in the order that it will go in the grade book. 

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  • YES!! PLLEEEAAAASSSEE!

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  • Please add this feature ASAP!  My district uses Clever too and the workaround doesn't work for me either!  This is causing a lot of extra time inputting grades for assignments since my district organizes Infinite Campus by last names. 

    Please hurry!  THANK YOU!

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  • Please make this a feature. It is frustrating to have to add grades by last name and search for kids by first name. 

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  • This would be an amazing time-saving option!

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  • I agree ! It is very time consuming having to sort through all of my students grades out of order. 

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  • Please this would be very beneficial. 

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  • Here is the Solution:

    wrench
    manage students
    click on a student's name
    click on Display name
    put a number in front of their first name
    back out and on the class list on the right they should show up in number order
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  • Here is the Solution:

    wrench
    manage students
    click on a student's name
    click on Display name
    put a number in front of their first name
    back out and on the class list on the right they should show up in number order
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  • Thank you for the suggestion, but for lots of schools that have single sign-on that doesn't work. My students use Clever/Google to log in so their name is fixed in the system and if I update it, when Seesaw updates with my district's Clever/Google account the names will all change back. I know several other people have that problem as well. 

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  • Thanks, Malingretchen.  We use Clever/Google too, and I just went to Display name and changed each of my students for last name first, then first name. It worked. It even saved for multiple subjects !

     

    Rebecca, my district also uses Clever/Google sign in, we can only change the Display Name, however this does the job when you pull up the submitted activities they are in alpha order. :) 

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  • Each time I change the display name, it resets because our districts Clever/Google updates every day at midnight to ensure that all enrolled students are in the proper classes. So when I change the display name it, updates every evening back to first name order. It would be much more helpful if there was a button above the student names in the filter section to allow a filter change. Other software has this. 

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  • Oh, BUMMER :(. I bet this is going to happen to me now. Thanks for giving me that heads up. 

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  • Yes please! Please have option to sort by last names.

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  • I'm checking rosters for 18 classes - being able to sort by last name would save *so much time*

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  • Common for schools to do last name first. It really does save us time! We need all the time we could get right now

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  • I wish I could upvote this 100 times

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  • Have they added this yet? I ain't got time for this!

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  • Please! We need this feature. Our lists go by last names. It's so hard to compare them.

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  • I assign my students numbers every year and today I got a not so nice email telling my not to do that again.  It really caused someone a lot of work because we also use Clever and things sync up and apparently this was causing duplicate students.  I thought I could just go in and adjust the way they were sorted and was surprised to see it wasn't an option.  Hope this gets added soon!

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