Announcing Scheduled Notifications - The Most Requested Feature!

May 17, 2016

With this recent enhancement and others, the capability for teachers to communicate with students and parents via the app has been greatly improved.

There are many times when you may want to set up an app notification to be sent at a later time. For example, a teacher may want to remind her class on the weekend or in the evening about a deadline, but prefer to set that up during work hours.

Whether notifying a class, club, the whole school community, or an individual, this new capability works the same way. When you Add a Notification in the Dashboard, you’ll see that the new “Scheduled For” box shows the current date and time:

Screenshot - Scheduled Notification

If you don’t want it to go out right away, simply change the date and time accordingly! You can confidently schedule messages for minutes, hours, days, or even months in the future.

You may recall that if you uncheck “Notify”, the message will appear in the News screen of the app but will not be sent out as a notification:

Screenshot - Notification Option

The new “Scheduled For” date/time works for those messages too. The message will not appear in the News screen of the app (and/or on your Digital Signage, if you are using that) until the date/time you specify.