Mobile Communications App (District App)

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  1. Allow Teachers access to SMORE

    Allow teachers access to SMORE, not just district and school administrator accounts. Our teachers are asking for it too. It would help greatly with Mobile Communications buy-in from them.

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    • We have parents requesting that they be able to store/save the password in case they are logged out of the app.

      We have parents requesting that they be able to store/save the password in case they are logged out of the app.

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      • MASS NOTIFICATION: Android app needs same as iPhone app

        I am the Director of Information Technology for a private school in NY and I prefer using an Android. But most of my colleagues have iPhones. I noticed on their devices that they have the ability when sending a mass notification, they can select 1 specific person to send it to whereas on my Android, I can only send to groups that I have created on the desktop. Can the Android app be fixed to have all of the same functionality that the iPhone app has please??

        2 votes
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        • Tip Line Report for the Tip Manager

          We desperately need a built-in report for the Tip Line and Tip Manager that can be run by users or at least District Administrators. As of right now, there is no way to identify how many total tips have been received or how many tips have been received for each category. This is a huge downside to the Tip Line and Tip Manager piece within Blackboard. I believe not only my district but many other school districts would greatly benefit from a built-in report that we can run at any time. We have 68 campuses and are growing, and right…

          4 votes
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          • allow a parent to report a child's absence via the mobile app

            Allow a parent to report a child's absence via the mobile app.

            6 votes
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            • Better Integrate BB w/ SMORE so that its readable on ALL types of devices

              Better Integrate BB w/ SMORE so that its readable on ALL types of devices. It's frustrating to use the SMORE feature- only to have to send through BB and see that the recipient needs to click on a browser in their phone. Not user friendly.

              2 votes
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              • Control the number of articles shown in the news feed.

                Currently, the default is 15, but our district would only like 5 to show at a time. Having to manually take ten articles and make them hidden, many of which contain outdated information, is time consuming. Being able to control how many we want to show at a given time would be appreciated.

                2 votes
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                • Greater Teacher Access to Edit Their Directory Profile

                  Teachers can currently add websites to their Directory Profile that appears in the mobile app, but they cannot edit any additional information – social media links, phone number, biographical info. All of that can be edited by a district or campus administrator, but I think it should at least be an option to turn on the ability for teachers to edit that info, if a district or campus wants to provide them with that access.

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                  • Create Campus Communication Sub-Groups

                    We have had requests for the ability to create sub-groups within a campus (Choir, Football, Theatre, Chess Club, etc.) to which users (parents or general public) can subscribe and receive communications from a designated administrator of that particular sub-group. So if a parent wants football alerts or if an alumnus wants to know what the theatre program is up to these days, they can just subscribe to receive those communications within the app.

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                    • Ability to choose what organizations show up in the Tip Line on the mobile app.

                      Currently all organizations show up as a choice on the Tip Line on the mobile app. I would like the ability to choose what orgs show up on the tip line. E.G> I don't need the District and Board of education listed on the Tip line choices on the mobile app.

                      1 vote
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                      • Update [MOBILE_INSTR] to be correct

                        When generating usernames/passwords for the app, the default merge [MOBILE_INSTR] instructions users to download ParentLink rather than the District app itself and the merge cannot be edited. It would be more clear for parents/guardians to modify #2 and have them search for the DISTRICTNAME app (see below for current instructions). Thank you!
                        To use your Apple or Android device:

                        1. Go to the Apple App Store or Google Play on your device.
                        2. Search for ParentLink and download the blue ParentLink app.
                        3. Open the app and search for your district, NAME School District, and select your district.
                        4. Your…

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                        • New Report Feature

                          Report that shows the number of app users that view a particular message.

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                          • Test links in email preview

                            When you preview an email, it would be helpful to be able to test links prior to sending.

                            3 votes
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                            • Tip Line assign rights based on category

                              It would be great for a user within Tip Line to only be able to see the tips that are assigned to them, instead of the all or nothing method. I have users at the district level that don't need access to tips regarding topics like "School Safety" if all they are responsible for handling are tips on categories like "Calendar."

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                              • Option to Hide Caller's Phone Number for Tip Line

                                When a user submits a tip to the Tip Line via text or voice message, his or her phone number is included in the notification sent to administrators. Please make TRULY ANONYMOUS tip reporting an option by including a checkbox to show or hide the caller's phone number. Thanks!

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                                • Reporting feature for Tip Line

                                  We use the Tip Line extensively and need the ability to run a report of tips received. It is absurd that reports for such an important high profile feature have to be created by hand. What I must do currently is copy and paste each field into a spreadsheet so data can then be sorted by Category, School, Date, etc. In the next couple of weeks we are planning on a district-wide Tip Line awareness campaign. With 23 campuses, I am dreading the amount of extra work I will have to do to create reports by hand for our Board…

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Allow school officials to send follow-up questions to tipsters - who stay anonymous

                                    Please allow officials to send follow-up questions to the tipsters, whose identities remain protected through the anonymous tip. Thank you!

                                    2 votes
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                                    • It's odd to me that in the push notification feature of the app, we cannot hyperlink to websites as other apps can. This is a huge detriment

                                      It's odd to me that in the push notification feature of the app, we cannot hyperlink to websites as other apps can. This is a huge detriment to districts that link their parents to registration portals, informational sites, emergency links/announcements, schedules, etc. We obviously know and have personally seen the effect of using the push notification feature to reach parents and they are more likely to complete our desired CTA's if their phone reminds them to, yet we cant link them anywhere... seems backwards and archaic compared to every other app/push notification system

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Tip Line export as Excel file needed

                                        We need a way to export tips that have been submitted via mobile app and website widget. Currently, we can only view them through the Tip Manager.

                                        9 votes
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