You can send several kinds of messages to all students and/or parents in a base group:
- Text messages
- Calendar events
In order to send a message, press the ‘Send message’ option under the ‘Edvoice’ menu of the base group.
Once the message modal window pops up, press the selector that reads ‘Students’ to choose the recipient of the message: the students, the parents or both of them.
Then select the appropriate tab depending on the kind of message you wish to send.
- Text: Insert a title (optional) and write the message you want them to receive.
- Docs: Select one or several docs that you would like to send and choose whether to add a title and a message.
- Picture: Select one or several pictures that you would like to send and choose whether to add a title and a message.
- Calendar: Select the date and the time of the event you want to send. Confirmation of attendance will be requested by default, but you can untick the box in case it is not required. You can also edit the title and write an optional message.
By pressing ‘Send’, the recipients will receive the message on their phones provided that they have installed the Edvoice app and have joined the group through the activation codes.
Please note that the messages sent using this option will be general to the group, i.e. to all students, all parents or all students and parents.
Once the messages have been sent, you will receive a delivery confirmation or an alert notification in the event that some students or parents have not yet activated Edvoice on their phones.
NOTE: Individual messages to a student and/or their parents can also be sent by pressing the icon in the students list.
If you wish to see all sent messages, select a base group and press the ‘Edvoice’ menu, which will then display the ‘Message history’ option.
With this option you can see all messages that have been sent from the admin panel to the base group you selected.
You will see both the message, the time and the date it was sent, so you can keep track of all the messages sent to the group.
As for those messages that are Image type, in their message history you will also be able to see the files that have been sent.
In the event of calendar events where confirmation was requested, a button will be displayed to show the answers that the users provided, i.e. whether they accepted the invitation or not.