Classlist Ambassadors and Class Reps can create announcements for the entire school or specific classes using their Admin Accounts. Sending one means your message will appear in the Home page activity stream and in the email inbox of all the classes/years selected as recipients. You can also attach files to announcements.
The announcement will also be sent to non-members (parents you have invited, but who haven't yet joined. They can unsubscribe if they don't wish to receive future announcements). This is a great way of reaching all your parents as soon as you get started on Classlist.
Making an Announcement:
- Access the 'Admin Account' section of Classlist
- Select the 'Announcements' tab and click 'create announcement'.
- Select the audience for your announcement. Announcements can be sent to particular groups or the entire school.
- Click the paperclip if you would like to add an attachment.
- Enter your message and click 'Send'.
The announcements page also lets you view a record of past announcements sent by school ambassadors and class reps, detailing who sent them and when.
Announcements are capped at up to 10,000 characters. Other methods of communicating on Classlist include putting posts on your group wall, or using Classlist's instant messaging feature.
Have a quick look at our guided tour to see how to send out an announcement quickly and easily.
Tracking Announcement Statistics
Once an Announcement has been sent out, Classlist begins recording a number of useful statistics for you to keep track of. From the Announcements tab you can see how many people you sent the announcement too, as well as the number of people that opened the accompanying email or those who viewed it on Classlist.
You can keep an eye on your overall announcement openrate by looking at the Classlist Dashboard.