Seesaw 101

Learn the basics of this powerful creative portfolio and learning management system that creates a powerful learning loop for students, families and teachers.  The following resources will highlight the Seesaw Class App and the Seesaw Family App.

Seesaw Learning Loop


    Seesaw Class App

    Seesaw Class App Logo

    Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time!

    Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio.


    How do students get started ?

    1. Visit

    2. If prompted to log in, click on "Login with Gmail" to use your SFUSD email, or click on "Clever Badge log in" to use your Clever badge.

    Clever Login Screen

    3. Find the Seesaw icon and click it.

    Seesaw icon in Clever

    4. Add a post to your Seesaw class by clicking on the green plus.

    Green plus

    5. Respond to an activity from your teacher by clicking on the "Activities" tab and then on "Add Response"

    Add response

    What can students do on Seesaw Class app?

    Students can: 

    • Open and do assignments
    • Capture and upload audio & video
    • Add to their journal
    • Comment on each other’s work

    Seesaw Family App

    Seesaw Family App Logo

    A special platform made exclusively for parents and guardians to stay updated with their child’s learning journey throughout the day 

    (Students use the Class App, Families use the Family App)


    How do families get started?

    Follow these steps to get started:

    Your child’s teacher will share a link(via email/text) or QR code. 

    Download 'Seesaw Family' from the App Store or Google Play Store. Don’t have a smartphone? Sign up on a computer at

    Screenshot seesaw family app

    Tap 'Create Family Account' 

    Create new family account Screenshot

    Scan the QR code on the handout that your child's educator passed out. Make sure it says your child's name at the top.  

    Scan QR code screenshot

    Create your account to see your child's journal! Make sure to allow notifications to get real-time updates about new posts. 


    What can families do?

    Watch this video to take a closer look at how the app works

    Families Can: 

    • Like or comment on work your child adds to their Seesaw portfolio by turning on alert notifications
    • Privately message with the teacher in Announcements, which automatically translates up to 15 languages
    • Share your child’s successes with loved ones near and far (10 family members can be added per student)

    Additional Seesaw Resources


    Seesaw Videos - Find videos in multiple languages to help you get started (English, Arabic, Cantonese, Filipino/Tagalog, Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese)

    This page was last updated on May 23, 2022