We just went through the process of adding the Connect Gateway to Learn (we are on Saas). Am I missing something? How does an instructor use this tool to send SMS/Texts to students within a course (or organization) shell?
We tested ConnectTxt way back (2013!). So not sure if it's changed since..
One of steps is what notifications to allow:
1. Go to Administrator Panel > Tools and Utilities section > Notifications.
2. In section 3, Blackboard Connect SMS Options, set the SMS delivery enabled to Yes.
3. In section 4, Blackboard Connect Text-‐to-‐Voice Options, set the Text-‐to-‐Voice delivery enabled to Yes.
4. In section 5, Blackboard Connect Telephone Delivery Timeframe, you can specify the time window you would like messages delivered within. Any messages sent outside of this window will be queued to be sent when the window opens.
5. Click Submit.
Then basically you continue to do what you do to generation notifications, e.g, Announcements.
Basically it becomes another notification channel (SMS, Text-to-Voice) - in addition to Dashboard, Email and Mobile.
Ian - thanks for digging this up. <thumbs up>
Christopher - the SMS integration with Learn is only for automated notifications. There is no tool for Instructors to direct SMS to students. Here's the help section on this too.
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