Mass Notifications

  1. Keep Recipient list

    PLEASE PLEASE do not allow recipient list to delete when you log off before the draft message is sent. I am tired of redoing these and it should not be hard to do since the old system allowed the recipient list to be held.

    8 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Include message transcript in message tracking exports (for multiple messages)

    Blackboard / Parentlink should include a message transcript in the CSV export generated through the message tracking tool. Currently, this can only be accessed by going into the message detail report. However, it would be helpful to have a transcript included in the CSV export as it would make analyzing multiple messages much easier.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow users to change attendance codes in system messages

    Currently if you create a system message you can't change what the attendance code is. We should be able to change the attendance code.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. For any employee accounts, have a active/inactive toggle or check box

    Create another checkbox so an employee can remain in the system but be marked as inactive if they are out on sabbatical, long term leave, layoff etc. As of now we have to delete employees out so they do not get contacted when we send out all employee messages, then re-add them when they return

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Change the F: to Fr: in the SMS message for Teacher Messaging

    When using SMS delivery in Teacher Messaging, occasionally the F: that proceeds the teacher's name causes issues. We have a teacher with the last name Artz and his students find his text messages quite humorous. Another teacher ends up looking like a slur and another is very close to the F-word. Hard coding it to be Fr: Artz would solve the issue.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. The "Other" tab is missing for Teachers when viewing accounts

    The "Other" tab shows what groups an account is a member of. This shows up for Staff, Students, School Managers, etc, but not for teachers. I'm unable to troubleshoot problems if I don't know what groups and account is part of. I was told to add this as a "feature request", but in my opinion it's a bug in the system. Why would the Teacher role be the only role without this tab?

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Include StudentID to Message Tracking Report

    Currently, when running a message tracking report for an Attendance message, the columns that will appear are Recipient, Regarding, Delivered, Status, Message, Deleted.

    When this report is exported and printed off or viewed in Excel, it just shows the student's name and not their StudentID. When the district has multiple students with the same name, having their StudentID would be very helpful to know which student is actually being referred to.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. be able to set reminders

    We'd like to be able to set reminders for various tasks that need to be completed in the system. One example usage is that in a crisis communication situation involving an individual student, we will often disable the student's contact information so BB doesn't send any messages to the student in question. Often, we need to turn the notifications back on, but have to do so relying on sticky notes or email calendar reminders elsewhere.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. language

    Add a "select all" for translated messages.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Custom Call Throttling.

    Custom call throttling needs to be re-enabled. We have a small rural area that can't handle the volume of calls coming into it and most of our users are not getting calls because they are coming into the area to quickly and getting rejected.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Archiving newsletters

    Please give us a way to archive newsletters or share them via social media by creating a url or at least a pdf of what was sent. Right now they live as a newsletter without other ways to repost the information on our website or social media as an archive.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Template Library Messages created at district level but push down to campus accounts

    I would like to create a campus-specific template library message at the district level and but push it down to the campus account access level. I do not want to see the messages when I log in at the district access.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow for a survey to be attached to an introductory message rather than adding the introduction to the first question.

    Currently you have to add the introduction of the survey to the first question or send a separate message. If added to the first question, it doesn't show in the email. The recipient has to select and open the survey. It would be nice to add a message including a message with merge tags.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Message Tracking Report - Date and Time

    Add the time and date a message was sent out to the first screen of the Message Tracking Report.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Simplify selecting particular recipients for a message (bring back the good ol' all-students-on-one-page view)

    The new system by which one sends a message to selected parents is far less user-friendly than the previous system. More efficient was the procedure of merely checking off the names of students, all of whose names were visible on one page per class.

    9 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Unexcused Absence Report

    The Messages section of the reports tab includes a report for Excused Absences. Of greater interest and concern would be a report for Unexcused Absences. That information, just as the Excused Absence report, should include a date range capability.
    It should identify both Tardy and Absence. That would be a report of benefit to school administrators and Principals.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Message Tracking: Add RSS feed to selectable options for searchable results.

    Message Tracking: delivery options are a radio buttons to select which types of messages can be searched.

    "All - Phone - Email - Text/SMS - App - Facebook - Twitter - Website - Alert"

    (website and alert available when enabled with Blackboard websites)

    Please consider adding "RSS" as a searchable option. We will be using RSS as a messaging option A LOT moving forward. Thus, we would like to be able to search for messages of that type.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Send a new message to the same recipients I just sent to

    I should be able to send a new message to a group of recipients I just sent to. One of our administrators sent out a message this morning and did not know she was supposed to create a group in case she wanted to send and updated message to the same recipients. Now, she wants to send these same parents another message, but can't do it without re selecting the 95 recipients.
    I tried downloading the report of recipients, which only gives the name. If that report gave the ID and/or the email address, I could have easily sent a…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Opt out of messages from specific school

    We would like to opt out phone numbers from a specific school. Currently the number is opted out for the entire district. We have a staff member who works at one school and has children in two others. She wants to opt out of her school phone calls, but still get messages from her children's schools. We could do this in Connect 5. Thank you!

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Mass Notifications

Categories

Feedback and Knowledge Base