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How to Configure and Add Announcements for MyChildAtSchool

Note: All pages below are subject to having relevant Roles and Permissions.

This feature allows Users to view school Announcements via MCAS and via a Push Notification.

From the left Menu go to Modules > MyChildAtSchool > Configuration > Announcements.

This will open the Announcement Settings page.

  • Enable Announcement Module – tick to Enable and display the Widget on the Parent Portal
  • Announcement Module Title – the Title entered here will be what will be seen on the Widget on the Parent Portal
  • Announcement Module Subtitle – this can be left blank
    • To make it more personable entering a phrase like: There are Announcements for %StudentName% will display the Student Name
  • No Data Existing Message – a message can be displayed here if there are no current Announcements
    • To make it more personable entering a phrase like: There are currently no Announcements for %StudentName% will display the Student Name

Add a New Announcement

To Add an Announcement click on the Add New Announcement button. This will open the Announcement Maintenance page.

  • Announcement Title –  add a Title for the Announcement
  • Announcement Message – add the Message
  • Group Type – select the Group/s the Announcement is to be sent to
  • Available From and Available To – add the Dates the Announcement will be available from and available to
    • The Available To Date will be the last Date the Announcement will be displayed, so leave this blank if the Announcement does not expire
  • Attachments – if required an Attachment can be added by using the Browse button
  • Document Name – any Attachments will be listed here, a Delete icon will display to the left
  • Push Notification – tick to send a Push Notification to contacts about the Announcement
    • Note: A Push Notification will be sent when the Announcement is created on today’s date or at 9AM on a selected date

When you have finished click the Save button or the Close button to abandon the Announcement.

Updated on December 14, 2021

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