SchoolStatus is focused on creating those 1 to 1 connections between educators and stakeholders, such as parent contacts, but there are times when you need to reach out to an entire course. You might need to send out a study guide for the midterm exam, let parents know there is an open house next week, remind parents that students need to pack a lunch for a field trip, etc...
SchoolStatus has an answer for that, the Email Course function.
How to start and entire course email
To email a course, sign into SchoolStatus and navigate to the My Students page. If you are a teacher this is your default screen. For administrators and other non-teacher accounts, you will first select a teacher from the teacher drop-down below the black bar in the upper right after selecting the My Students module.
From the drop-down menu choose Term and select a term.
Once you have chosen a term, a new drop-down appears called Course. You will now select a course from this menu.
Now that you have selected a term and a course, the button Email Course is now available. Hit Email Course to send an email to all student contacts with email addresses on file. From there you type your email much like you would any other email.
View recipient details before sending
You can also view which contacts will and will not receive the email. SchoolStatus displays that X out of Y contacts will receive this message. Click on this for additional details. You can also click on Will Receive to see a detailed list of the contacts that will receive the email.
Click on Will Not Receive to see a detailed list of of contacts who will not receive the message.
After you have done this you have now successfully emailed an entire course. The history of this email will be visible on the Student Card Engagement section along with the History section of SchoolStatus.
If you would like to learn more about SchoolStatus Communications, try reading these articles
As a side note: Do you think it should be "drop-down" or "dropdown" menu? Feel free to email me and let me know!