Creating Announcement Templates allows you to use the same format for a message over and over again. To create a template for your general announcement, go to the communications section, hover over the Messages tab and click on New Announcement template.
The first step to creating an Announcement Template is adding the Template Information. The Template Information is for internal use only, so your students will not see anything you type in this section. Begin by giving the new template a name. This will allow you to easily locate the template once it has been created. Next you can provide a description for the template. This will allow you a brief overview of the purpose of this template. Finally, you can add this template to an announcement category to help keep all of your announcement templates organized. *NOTE: To Add or manage your announcement categories list, go to the settings menu and click on Announcement Categories.
The next section allows you to fill out all of the information that you would like on the template. This will be the information that will be set in the template that you can use in future messages and follows the same format of a General Announcement. *NOTE: For information on creating a General Announcement, Click Here.
Only the areas that you choose to fill out will be saved within the template. These areas include the following: Message Title (internal use only), the Audience, and the message (either text, email, or both together). Once you have added all of the areas you would like to reuse, click the Save Template button at the bottom of the page.
Congratulations! You have created a New Announcement Template. To use an Announcement that you have created, once again hover over the Messages tab and click on Announcement Templates.
This page separates the template by the categories that you have created to help keep the templates organized. Simply click on the category you saved the template under, then click on the template itself.
The final step to creating an announcement using this template is by clicking on the New Announcement button.