You can communicate class news to students and parents by posting class announcements and alerts to your Class page.
The following topics describe how to post and manage your class communications:
Post a Class Announcement or an Alert
To post an announcement or alert, follow these steps:
Note: Because alerts display in red, they can be used for time-sensitive events, such as class cancellations. Announcements are better suited for non-emergencies, such as field trips or class presentations.
- On the Home tab, for the class you're posting to, click> Add Class Announcement/Alert.
If you're on the Class Page, click the Announcements tab.
Important: You won't see the Announcements tab unless your PlusPortals administrator has enabled it.
Tip: You can also post an announcement or alert from the Class page, by clicking the Overview tab, scrolling down to the Class Announcements and Alerts panel, and clicking Add New.
- See the diagram and table below for a description of the New Announcement or Alert dialog box.
New Announcement or Alert Dialog Box
Click the type of posting you want to add.
Type a title for the posting.
Type a description for the posting.
Type the first and last day the posting is visible to students and parents, or clickto select the days.
Important: Only announcements and alerts that fall within this range of dates display.
Select the appropriate check boxes to allow parents and/or students to view the posting.
Select the appropriate check boxes to apply the posting to sections of the class.
Attach a file to the posting.
Important: The file size limit for attachments is 50 MB.
Add a link to the posting by typing the URL (beginning with http://) in Link URL. You can type a display title for the link in Link Text.
Select the check box to send an e-mail to students and/or parents. (See Automatically Send E-mail Notifications.)
Post the announcement or alert to the Class page.
Edit a Class Announcement or an Alert
Follow these steps to edit a posted class announcement or alert:
Note: When you edit an announcement or alert, it is updated for all classes.
Follow these steps to edit an announcement or alert from the Overview tab:
- On the Home tab, click the class that contains the announcement or alert you want to edit.