Increased Admin Control- Seesaw for Schools- Add/ deleting students

I am the schools admin- we upload via CSV (not clever)

I would like to be able to lock out Teacher's ability to add/delete students.

 

When teachers add a student- they often don't follow the protocols we use in their set up- which makes it difficult for me as an admin as we transfer from year to year. 

The students also- don't get linked to their other classes- I have the home room teacher creating one, then their EAL teacher creating one and end up with multiple students taking up subscription space. 

 

On the flip side- teachers can REMOVE students from their class... but then... they are floating in our account- not in a class, but still part of our subscription. They can't archive the student, only remove from class. 

 

So- I'd like to option to set more school controls. A few more Green toggles in my Admin Dashboard> School Wide Settings as to what controls teachers do/don't have

 

Thanks!

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  • I agree the controls within the admin panel need to be greatly improved for school purposes.  I'm making another request about the CSV.

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  • I would like to Plus 1 on this. Not only are teachers forcing me to exceed my licenses, parents are also adding themselves as students to the roster. That definitely should not be allowed, especially since I am using google logins that require student IDs on the student profile. Parents just make up their own Student Id.  

    Please please please do this ASAP. 

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  • YES. Agreed. Increased admin controls is very needed. It's very difficult to manage and very easy to go over subscription numbers if I don't check every time there is a student change.

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  • Gina Marcel- how on earth are parents adding themselves? .... I didn't know that they could do that! Is that a google log in situation?

    I'm so curious!

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  • I haven't figured that out yet, but a parent did just that. And she re-added her daughter. She even used her own name. And her daughter handed in 10 assignments in her mother's student account before the teacher recognized the error. Luckily, I was able to merge all three profiles (two of her daughters and one that was her mother) and delete the parent as a student. The child did not lose any work. This parent is wonderful so I bet that it was all part of exploration or figuring things out - an unusual mistake but not cynical.  

     Gina 

    PS Developers please give admin the ability to lock down the function for teachers to create courses too, please. I had a teacher who has an account as a kindergarten teacher create a 6th Grade course without google logins, causing our school to exceed our license. I had to tell her that she had to have the principal purchase more courses, and she lost her course until then.  

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  • Same here...we have had quite the rocky start to using Seesaw, for many reasons, but also the inability for Seesaw admins to lock new students from being added, either by staff or by families, is concerning. 

    Gina, I do think our issue of parents adding themselves as students, rather than logging in as a family member, is when they don't sign in with Google and think they need a code and somehow it is creating an additional student. Weird, I agree...and very frustrating to clean up! 

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  • I agree with this and would like to see this option available for Administrators.  It's very frustrating having such open access to what should be an Admin level task.

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