Old activities for new students

After we add a new student, all the past activities are posted for them and become "to do" items for them. However, I really don't want or need them to do these activities. They only need to be assigned the ones I post from that day forward and not past work.

For distance learners, this can be A LOT of activities as we move into the school year. I know we can unassign them, but that is also a lot of time for the teacher.  Frankly, we just don't have to unassign what will quickly be triple digit activities for one student. The idea that a student can be new added to a class and see 85 activities on their first day of school is overwhelming and a big problem.  

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  • I'm struggling with this exact same issue! My new students are coming into what looks like 66 activities to be completed. I can't figure out a way to remove those activities just for them. 

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  • I am struggling with the same problem too. I guess there is no answer at this point.

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  • This is tedious but you can edit each assigned activity and uncheck the new student so they don't have to respond.

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  • This is a huge issue for our school district as well. 

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  • I know I'm not explaining this very well, but I have found that if you go back and remove one new student from the assignment list, that all future students are also not assigned. In other words if you assign the activity to "all students" that includes future students. But if you assign it to select students (so maybe add an extra student you don't assign things to) new students are not included.

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  • Yes!  We are switching classes and our poor K-2 kiddos have 100+ assignments waiting for them in their new classes.  How awful for them.  Please please please program this feature soon.

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  • We have the same issue for our school, please enhance and make this intelligent.

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  • YES! I'm finding that I'm having similar issues with my poor new students as well.  My colleagues teaching in person have found it frustrating too.  Having a way for assignments to be retroactively assigned to new students would be tremendously helpful! 

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  • Please Seesaw!  Create something so that new students into our classes don't automatically get assigned all the prior work.  My new Kinder students (and their parents) were overwhelmed this morning when they logged in and saw they had over 100 assignments!

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  • Yes, please please. I have this same problem and it is not fun having to go back uncheck 169 assignments for one or multiple students. 

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