Alphabetical by LAST name

As most teachers list their students alphabetically according to their last name it would be very helpful to have an option on seesaw to do that. In past years I would name my students with a number in order for their names to match my lists.

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  • Thank you for your question Mariah. I have the exact same one. I would like to see my students in alphabetical order by last name. That would make it easier for me to enter their work into my gradebook. Especially now since I have two classes. It would be great to have options of how we would like to "see" our students'work organized. Some options may be by first name, last name, student number, etc...

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  • I too would like to be able to see the kids in alphabetical order by last name.  I also use a number system and this would be very helpful!

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  • I couldn't agree more! We have found a workaround, however. In the student's display name, we have listed it as last name, first name. It changes the display on the classroom feed.  

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  • I would love to have it in order by last name.  I have seesaw for schools so they are entered in through our district so I can't change their first name to last in display.

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  • Another vote for this! My district enters my kids so I can't change them and it is taking me forever to enter grades because they're not in the same order.

     

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  • YES!  Please make this an option, Seesaw!!!

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  • Yes to what everyone said. Entering grades is so hard with the SeeSaw order of names and my grade book order don't match.

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  • This would be so helpful because our students are in cohorts by the alphabet and therefore the due dates and assignments are different, please provide a filter for this!

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  • Yes, we need this option please!

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  • Yes, please fix this!  

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  • New to Seesaw this year and, as a specialist, I have 9 classes using the platform.  It's incredibly time consuming when transferring grades from Seesaw to Powerschool when Seesaw is not alphabetical by last name by like literally every other rostering system in the known world. PLEASE CHANGE THIS!!!!

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  • I wonder how many people have to need it in alphabetical order by last name before they change the program.

    It is so challenging as it is.  PLEASE PLEASE!  Our district is paying for the extra features in Seesaw so I have to use it.

    Please change the order.  

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  • YES!!!! I came here to request this too. I really do not want to have to reorganize my record sheets to match the way Seesaw organizes kids.

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  • I'm so glad that other are requesting this!  I have 26 classes in Seesaw and ABC order by last name would change my life!  (That is not an overdramitization.)

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  • Yes please!! One month since the initial request and this is still a need! It will make teachers' lives much easier! 

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  • This would be awesome! What you can also do is go to the wrench (settings), manage students, click on a student, Go to DISPLAY NAME and change their name  so that their last name comes first and their first name comes second. When you go to their activity they will be alphabetized by their last name! It takes about 10 minutes, but worth it in the end!

    You're welcome! :D 

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  • I love the idea of changing the students' names to last names first, and I had such a moment of excitement about it!  And then I realized that my class is populated from the district database and I can't edit it.  Please, please, please, Seesaw. . . make it an option to change it in our settings!

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  • My class is also populated by the district data base and I was able to change the Display Name..

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  • It worked!  Rebeca, you are my new favorite person. Thanks so much!

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  • Yes, please add this option!  This would be such a timesaver for teachers, and it seems like such an easy thing to add.  Not only would it save time, but it would eliminate possible mistakes as we move up and down the list of names in our grade book to enter a grade.  

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  • Alphabetical by last name is much easier as we have all our students listed on PowerSchool in last name order, so it's harder to take attendance or check off assignments between the two programs. Thank you.

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  • Please, please do this! I don't understand the value of having the kids alphabetized by first name, but if some people do keep their grade book like this, it would be really nice if we could have an option for how to display them. I, too, have my student names entered by student ID from our school and cannot manipulate the data. With 64 students to grade, it would be a tremendous time saver and so much appreciated if the format of Seesaw work matches the majority of teacher gradebooks. Thank you!

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  • Yes, please. The ability to sort students as we wish in our classes would be great. I have 16 classes and I really need to be able to quickly transfer grades to my gradebook which is alphabetical by last name.

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  • This would make things a thousand times easier!

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  • Yes, Please!  

     

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  • I have 11 classes this would save me so much time!

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  • I agree. I have 600 students as an art teacher. If something takes me just a minute extra per student, that is 10 hours of work (600 minutes). 1/2 a minute? 5 hours. Please do something to enable us to view student work by last initial so I can record grades in an efficient manner. Thanks!

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  • Agree.  Being able to sort arrange by last name would be quite beneficial.  Nothing we do sorts by first name very time consuming. 

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  • This would be helpful.  When we did NOT have the paid version, I could manually add a number before their name.  But since we DO pay for it, it gets populated from our Student Information System and any changes I would make would get overwritten everytime it syncs. 

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  • Please add a custom sort feature for the student roster! Of sort by last name please. As a middle school elective teacher, I have over 100 marks to add to my gradebook daily! My gradebook will only sort by last name.

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