Campus notifications let you send messages to your active users via text and email. You can compose new messages or use preset notifications.
Preset messages let you compose notifications that you can later select when sending a message. These come in handy for common situations (snow closures, for example) or for critical emergency situations where time is of the essence (tornado or other weather warnings, etc.).
- Click Add a Preset Message.
- Give the message an informative title.
- Enter the message text; there's a 500-character limit.
- When you're done, click Save.
Now that you've added this preset message, it will be available to anyone who can send a campus notification.
Sending a notification
To send a notification:
- Type a message in the text area or select one of your preset messages.
- If need be, choose the campuses to which you wish to send this message.
- When you're ready, click Show Confirmation.
- Review the confirmation screen. If everything looks good, click Send notification.
When you send a notification...
- The message will go out to all of your active users with one or more of the following roles: Student, Faculty, Staff, Advisor.
- The message will not be delivered to inactive users, nor will it go out to active users with none of the above-mentioned roles.
- Those of your users who have opted-in to receive text messages will receive a text message. All of the remaining users will receive an email.
- The message will appear under History.
Populi includes a certain number of (see the free monthly text messages. Check the notice in the right column to see how many free messages remain. If you exceed your limit, Populi will automatically bill you for two cents per additional text message; this amount will be reflected on your next Populi invoice. Your free message count resets on the first day of the calendar month.