Broadcast Messaging allows users to send messages to multiple recipients, while still keeping your cell number private. It's like a group message, but replies come back as 1 to 1 conversations between the contact and educator who sent the message. Here are the details on Broadcast Messaging from our web platform!
Step 1: Make sure your Preferred Contacts have been selected
Okay, so technically this is not a Broadcast step- but it has to be completed in order for your Broadcast to reach the parents who need to see it. Please click on this link to see Preferred Contacts how-to instructions in a new tab. This will show you how to select which parents will receive your Broadcast you are about to send.
You'll only have to do this once! If you have a lot of contacts who need marking, you may want to get other educators involved. Teachers tend to know the contacts of their students better than anyone.
Step 2: Click Broadcast from the bottom right of the screen
Step 3: Click +New Message, the orange button
Step 4: Select your audience, whether a A Student Group, A Class, or Individual Contacts
IMPORTANT NOTE: Contacts must be marked with the Star on the Student Card Contacts page in order to receive the Broadcast. For detailed instructions on how to mark stars on contacts read the article How To Star Preferred Contacts
You may want to check your notifications Settings, to make sure you'll know when you have a text or call:
To learn how to send Broadcast Messages to each audience, follow the links below.