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  1. Advanced Options: Deliver to Students AND their Parents

    When we have a specific group of students that we want to send both they and their parents a message, we send it to the students first and then make a copy, choose the students as recipients again and click the Advanced Option "Deliver to Students of Parents" (which then doesn't send the message to the students at all. Would be helpful if we could send to these students and their parents with another option "Deliver to Students and their Parents"

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  2. Indefinite Message Tracking History

    Keep the history for Message Tracking indefinitely.

    Staff refer to prior year(s) messages for community outreach. Ideally they would like to take that message, edit it, and send to the current contacts for outreach.

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  3. Audio file to be applied to multiple languages (move from language to language)

    Currently when a person dictates an audio message it attaches to one language (whichever is selected at the time of recording). Sometimes the wrong language is selected or we want to apply the same message to be sent under another language WITHOUT dictating it again. If there was a way to apply the same recording to another language it would be helpful.

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  4. Report for Not delivered attendance messages

    Please add a scheduled report for the automated attendance messages that are not delivered.

    Currently in Message Tracking, you can click on an attendance message and see circle graphs on the Progress tab that show the recipients for whom messages were Delivered and Not delivered.

    You can see all the recipients that did not get an attendance message by clicking Not Delivered. Please create an automatic report that we can schedule for these Not Delivered parameters. Otherwise it is too time consuming to filter these out for each message from just a regular Contact Report.

    Thank you!

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  5. "Public" checkbox needs to send message to Library all the time

    If a message is initially sent with the "public" checkbox in Advanced Options selected, the message is stored in the Library. If a message is first sent without selecting the "public" checkbox and then the user decides they would like to add it to the Library, selecting the "public" checkbox on a subsequent send does not add the message to the Library.
    Suggestions:
    1. Allow the "public" checkbox to store a message in the Library after an initial send - OR -
    2. Hide the "public" checkbox after a message is sent the first time.

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  6. No parent email

    I would like a report for "student has ZERO valid email associated with them." Reports now are skewed negatively because it is geared towards the parent/guardian not the student. If a two parent/guardian household only list one parent's email, and the other parent chooses not to add theirs then the student is shown as not having an email. The percentage of reports of undelivered emails is extremely high when that is not the fact. Reports should be done per household, not individuals.

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  7. I would love to be able to access student information after they are withdrawn from our school

    I would like access to the report that shows times and reasons we sent contact out to a student once the student has been withdrawn. This will help with successfully filing BECCA petitions.

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  8. Allow copying and pasting from WORD documents and the like in to Messenger.

    When copying a pasting text from another document in to Messenger, the allowable character count for text messages drops from 140 to 50. I'd like to be able to copy and paste in without there being a reduction because I keep a running WORD document of all the messages I send so that I can easily track dates and use messages year to year.

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  9. Allow ability to change the From Name in the text messages

    The current way the from Name shows up leaves many of our parents confused. It would be nice if the text could identify it's from our school.

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  10. Allow ability to add a Reply to Address in Text Messages

    We want the ability for certain messages to allow people to reply to the text messages (i.e. parents to teachers)

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  11. Add the ability to send Pictures Via Text Message.

    We would love the ability to send pictures via text messages through parentlink. The Remind App allows this and we would love to have this ability in blackboard.

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  12. Ability to report opt-outs by message

    Add a report of individuals that opted out during a specific message.

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  13. Ability to export user data based on filtered accounts or roles

    I'd like to have the ability to export account data, including contact information and user IDs, for roles such as "Community Members" so that we can update the information and import an update. An export based on any filtered list of accounts would be even better.

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  14. messages sent count by employee

    We need a report that totals the messages sent by each employee . We are wanting to verify that each site's designated user is regularly sending messages to families. The data is part of our accountability factor to promote parent engagement as set in our LCAP Goals.

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  15. Allow sending automated messages to ANY group already in Blackboard

    Currently, you can only setup automated messages for Attendance, Detentions, Lunch Balance, etc. But it would be great if there were a way to choose any dynamic group that is already uploaded to Blackboard, or one that you create within Blackboard and setup an automated message to send at chosen intervals like you already can with the Attendance options. For example, if the admin at a school wanted to send a newsletter to all seniors every Friday, Blackboard should be able to dynamically generate a list of all 12th graders every Friday and send out the message, while only requiring…

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  16. Admin Messaging Report

    Would like a report exactly like the Teacher Messaging report, but for Admin accounts. Currently, our PIO cannot tell how many messages she sent versus how many others have sent. It would be a good statistic report as well.

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  17. We want ability to be able to retrieve all messages that have a particular subject. we would want to see the content, date sent who sent

    We want ability to be able to retrieve all messages that have a particular subject. we would want to see the content, date sent who sent it.

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  18. Allow school administrators to insert attendance notification exclusions

    Our schools employ office personnel in charge of monitoring and recording attendance. Occasionally, they need to prevent regular, daily attendance notifications from being sent by Blackboard; however, Blackboard accounts in the School Administrator role cannot set or view attendance notification exclusions. This is desirable, as the only alternative is to have a full admin set the exclusions on behalf of all schools.

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  19. Add SIS alerts to message sending...

    Add alerts so if students have a note in the SIS about parent communications or situations message senders are made aware.

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  20. Blackout days

    Can we have blackout days in our mass notification system? We currently have times set but we would like to be able to blackout days as well.

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