Post Announcements for a Class

  1. Select a class for which you are an Owner
  2. Click the text bar at the bottom that says “Type message here…”
  3. A modal box (pop-up) will appear to provide options for posting the announcement.
  4. Type your message in the space allotted.

  5. One attachment (image or document) can be added to the message. 
    1. You will be prompted if the file is too big or not an accepted file type. 
      1. JPEG, PNG, PDF, and Word are accepted.
    2. Select “Add Class Resources” if you wish to attach a file already loaded in the Class Resources. Or, “Browse from computer” to load a new file.

  6. A preview of your message will populate to the right of the text box, displaying what the SMS message will look like. 
    1. SMS messages have a character limit of 300 characters.
    2. Graphical user interface

Description automatically generatedIf the message extends past 300 characters, the rest of the message will be available via a link to the app.

  7. If you post an online video URL in the message, the video will populate in the message, and recipients will have the ability to view the video in the message.

  8. You can turn on Discussion - which enables a student to respond on a comment thread in response to the announcement. 
    1. You can delete messages and disable discussion at any time.

  9. You have the option to Schedule your announcement. Click  then:
    1. Select the Date and Time options and click to Schedule the message.
    2. The message will be sent by the system as scheduled.

  10. If not scheduled, click the  button once your announcement is complete.