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News: Create New

Create News can be used to send out a notification across various channels. 

Note: Touch+ customers can also send notifications using the News | Settings | Voice Dial, Text and Email as well as the Touch+ App.

Access "Create New" News

Create New can be accessed via the left navigation [1] or via the News page [2].

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What?

Add the information you want to your community to see. 

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  1. Add a title to your message.
  2. Add content to your message.
  3. Select to open links in a browser and not the app.

Click Continue when you have finished composing your message.

How?

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Choose the channels where you would like to send the message then click continue.

Note: If you send a message to your website you will want to log in to the CMS4Schools Main Website Admin and update the announcement end date/time to the date and time you would like the announcement to stop displaying on your website.

Who?

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  1. Push Notification and Website: Choose which category the message will be added to.
  2. Text, Email & Voice Lists: Choose which list(s) you would like to send the message to.
  3. Social: Select which social media account(s) you would like to post the message to.

Choose to whom do you want your message to go out to the select continue.

When?

Review messageCheck for typos, the correct attachment, etc. Confirm your channels, and set when to want to send the message, or send it immediately. 

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  1. Preview: Review your message. 
  2. Set additional settings.
    • Pin this item
    • Schedule for later: Select the date and time you would like the message to send.
    • Limit Visibility: Select the date and time you would like the message to no longer be visible on your app.
    • Repeat: Set the message to send on a repeating schedule.
  3. Selected Categories: Review the categories of where your message will be shared.
Click Send to send the message. 
 
Note: If the message is scheduled for later it will send at the selected date and time. In the CMS4Schools Dashboard, the list(s) with the scheduled message will show bold with a Pending status.

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Message Sent

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Message Display

Push Notification

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App News

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Message displaying on the newsfeed.

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Opened push notification/newsfeed item.

Website

Note: This message was added to the Emergency Alert category and is displaying as an emergency alert banner. See the Emergency Alert and Emergency Alert Banner article for more information about Emergency Alerts

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Emergency alert display.

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Expanded emergency alert display.

Facebook

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Twitter

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Text Message

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Email

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