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User Guide On How To Add Parents In Seesaw

Add Parents In Seesaw: Seesaw is the best app that makes the communication b/w teacher-parent much easier. Also, it helps teachers secure important time explaining an individual student’s progress with their parents.

This guide will mainly concentrate on how teachers can add parents to their classrooms. In this guide, you’ll find out everything you want to know about this essential and innovative app.

How To Add Parents On Seesaw

If you want those things to run smoothly, then there are some instruction teachers should take before adding parents to their classroom:

Step 1:

Initially, head over to your teacher account then sign-in on the official Seesaw website.

Step 2:

Choose a class and add all of your students if you haven’t already.

Step 3:

Then, tap on the Add Families located choice right below the class list. Also, remember to make your posts accessible to everyone while sharing them.

Step 4:

Also, remember to enable the Family Access so that parents can also view their children’s journals.

At last, you can begin adding parents to Seesaw. There are different ways of doing that, using SMS, email, or QR code. Come let’s move over the steps for each of the choices.

Add Parents Using Sms

Well, adding parents to Seesaw using SMS invitations might be the simplest technique. Also, parents who can’t tech-savvy can join this way. Come let’s check how to do it:

Step 1:

Initially, on the Seesaw website families menu, tap on the field next to a student’s name.

Step 2:

It’s the family phone number field. Input the parent’s phone number and repeat the whole process until you have entered everyone’s info.

Step 3:

Tap on Invite Families at the bottom of your screen.

Step 4:

Then, hit Return to Journal or else Invite More Families if you forgot someone.

Step 5:

In the journal, located next to the parent’s number. Then you can view if they have been invited, or if they are already attached to their child’s journal.

The parents will get SMS notification. Also, they don’t receive Seesaw notifications using SMS until they allow this choice. And the default notifications are sent using email. Parents want to modify this choice if they want to. If you’re teaching outside of the U.S. make sure to add the country code before the parent’s mobile number while sending messages invites.

Add Parents Via Email

Email invites are almost the same as the SMS invites:

Step 1:

Initially, on the website from the Families menu. Input the parent’s email in the required field as for their mobile numbers.

Step 2:

Choose on Invite Families.

Step 3:

You can then move back to the journal or invite more parents.

Step 4:

Unlike before, you can also view the parent status located next to their child’s name. However, after receiving and follow the email steps, their status should modify to Connected.

Make sure both SMS and email invites are in English. If you want to use an invite that is translated, simply use the QR code choice mentioned below.

Add Parents Using QR Code

Finally, but not least, you have the QR code techniques of invitation. Come let’s check how it works:

Step 1:

Initially, on seesaw from the Families menu, tap on Print Invites located at the top of the page.

Step 2:

Select a language for the invitation (by default English) and hit Print Invites.

Step 3:

Then, you’ll view the QR codes on your screen. Every student will have various QR codes. You can lastly print these codes and share them with the parents. Using the code, the parents will view the steps for setting up Seesaw perfectly and joining your classroom.

How It Seems From The Parents Point Of View

Parents receive Seesaw notifications from a teacher. They will all be guided to connect to their child’s journal. They need to make a new Seesaw account also sign in to an existing one. Each of the notifications will contain precise steps within the message.

Just in situation, here are some links you need to download for parents on the Android Play Store and the App Store for iOS. Also, use these links to update the app to the latest version or install Seesaw.

Make sure that parents want to take an image of the QR invite code in the Seesaw app. And then, they want to introduce the Seesaw website and confirm joining their child’s journal.

No more parents can join without teacher permission. Also, make sure that up to 10 family members also connect to a single student’s journal.

Essential For Teachers & Parents

Seesaw gives instructions or assist teachers and parents alike. Every teacher knows how time-wasting it is to explain to each of their students’ parents individually. Seesaw also makes it more manageable and provides better insight into parents. Really, the app is not specifically trending, but it’s going in its right direction.


Have you ever experienced with Seesaw? Are you a parent or a teacher? Is the app delivering positive aspects? Let us know about your experiences in the comments section below.

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