SeeSaw Integration feature - Web Service Restful API

Currently our School have implanted SeeSaw for PK - 4th grade students; works very well. But We've faced some operational issues that affects our service quality image, because of human-intervention in order to create manually each new enrolled students incoming from our Admissions platform. 

How to automate the students/parents and class creation automatically integrated with several Admissions and Enrollments systems, preventing lost service and parents and students access faster?

Well, my proposal is SeeSaw enable the Web Service Restful Api in order the community can integrate their systems to make easy the daily operation.

Thanks a lot community and SeeSaw's tech team.

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  • Yes! As a very techy teacher, I would love to be able to access my students' work through an API. For example, I could write a script to download every student's response to an assessment activity to easily store or grade elsewhere.

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  • Oh please! This sort of thing should be available as a default service

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  • I agree - it would allow those of us who can use the API to integrate into our other systems an option to simplify the workflow for teachers. Perhaps for the summer of 2021? Please and thank you!

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  • It would be awesome as well for those of us who have a school app to see add the option of what seesaw classes a student is part of - so a big yes from me :-)

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  • Still no answer on this? We're given no automation to move rosters to next school year, neither an API to interact with, which would help enormously to automate tasks.

    It's 2021 Seesaw Inc!

    C'mon!

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  • this is the reply I gave to support -  after having received the blanket reply "thanks but no! - try request section) Having received this for a prior email query I took um-bridge so sent the follow - please feel free to use the chant and add your own discourse..

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    Thank you for your prompt reply..

    I note from the request section that The API question has been asked before and as yet has nothing in the section that shows a responce from the Seesaw team.

    I find this a little bit of an issue and from the look of the request page so do others ( remember more can't be bothered to push and will tail off)

    I can't express the need for API any better than to protest its lack of existance - after all it must exist your site uses one!

    API API API - what do we want? API - when do we want it? NOW - what do we NEED? API -WHY?? - because Seesaw is too complex (time consuming) without IT!!

    [discourse]

    38 Additional support children across 11 SUBJECTS to be done to show progress and evidence for national qualifications, without extra time for use Daily...

    Behavioural support and messaging to parent carers.

    Monthly shutouts on top of weekly awards and daily "goodness"

    Come on...

    I had a dream Seesaw would make my life easy - not a chance!

    [discourse ends]

    API API API - what do we want? API - when do we want it? NOW - what do we NEED? API -WHY?? - because Seesaw is too complex (time consuming) without IT!!

    Bill

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  • Managing students and classes is indeed time consuming. I have to pull data from our LMS/SIS and prepare CSV files. API would help us greatly! Often teachers create an account for their class instead of importing the existing student and it always comes back to me to either merge or delete all the extraneous accounts. 

    I hope Seesaw API will become a reality one day before we decide to move our portfolios onto Managebac.

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  • Not to mention that an API does exists, since it's being used by Classlink to manage rosters and by Clever SSO.  

    Seesaw do you hear what we ask for?!!!

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  • We'd also be very happy to have an API for creating student and parent accounts and to Sync the classes. 

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