We really like the parent notification piece of Seesaw but are looking for the best way to use it within Canvas as well.
Hi, TINA WILLIAMS! I do not even know what SeeSaw is. Can you educate me?
Seesaw is a digital portfolio app. The feature that excites us the most is
that parents get to see student work as it is posted. We'd like to
incorporate the tool with journals, PBL pieces, etc... Right now it is not
an LTI. Just trying to decide how we want it to flow. Thinking the redirect
tool might be our best option so far.
McCook Public Schools
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Yes, the redirect tool might work ok. Have you contacted the developer and asked if they have an LTI on the roadmap or if they have reaced out to become a Canvas partner?
Thank you for the suggestion Dallas. I will check with them.
Hi TINA WILLIAMS what is an LTI? Can you keep us posted about where you go with this please?
An LTI is an external app or website linked to Canvas so that students do not have to log in to both Canvas and the external tool. It helps with flow and makes navigation more user-friendly.
In all honesty, I haven't followed through contacting SeeSaw yet to notify them of our interest to integrate their portfolio/communication tool. I will add to the post when I have done that, find out more and decide how we are going to integrate the use of SeeSaw here in McCook. (likely early August)
Our school used SeeSaw this past year for K-4 and loved it! I hadn't thought about integrating it with/into Canvas. I'm curious what solution you end up with. Good luck!
Tina, we've been piloting the use of SeeSaw in conjunction with Canvas this spring and next year will be using it with our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders (we're 1:1 iPads). Our 5th graders used Canvas this year without SeeSaw, so it will be interesting to see how the use of both systems helps or inhibits the use of Canvas.
We've been asking SeeSaw about LTI for some time now. The last I heard was that it's under consideration. Please mention your interest to them if you have the opportunity! We'd like to see a deeper integration with the possibility of using SeeSaw as a front page to Canvas for our elementary classrooms. SeeSaw repeatedly claims they have no interest in becoming an LMS. They view their product as a communication tool. This was a big draw to us that they weren't trying to reinvent the wheel and might be interested in working with Canvas.
KRISTIE BAYLESS are you able to keep us posted about this? See Saw has really taken off in Hobart. We are about to introduce Canvas and I'm predicting that teachers will say they will just stick with see saw. Any advice welcome! Thanks.
I'm sitting with five primary grade educators right now and SeeSaw has come up . . . I was unfamiliar with it, but hope to learn more as this discussion continues in the Community! Margaret Resendez
We haven't found the ideal way to use SeeSaw with Canvas but one thing that has come out of our attempts is that kids love it! It is being used primarily in a 6th grade Reading course. The teacher reports that the kids are especially fond of the video response option. However, navigation of the users within a course is difficult. When kids login, they can see everyone else and have to find their names (listed alphabetically). We are in the infant stage of really using SeeSaw, and there may be a better way, but the teacher experimenting with it reports this as the greatest drawback. We are using the free version. She is happy with the ability to moderate posts and finds that overall, Seesaw has been a great motivator and provides the students with an authentic audience.
I've been using Seesaw with my adult ESL student (who have primarily low digital literacy skills) for a couple years now. It has been one of the easiest apps for my students to learn how to use. I would like to try out Canvas for next semester to help teachers and students see progress on standards over time. (I've tried many LMSs over the years and haven't found one that really works for us yet.) Finding tools that help streamline using multiple apps in class has been my biggest challenge, especially with almost no budget to work with.
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