Advice and answers from the Regroup Mass Notification Team

Regroup has added additional functionality to our Blackboard Learn text widget. You can now select to send texts to individual course members(one or more) in addition to sending texts to all course members. The Blackboard Learn text widget allows Instructors to communicate effectively with their course members via SMS, email as well as posting an announcement to the course's home page. 

Important

Make sure to have the build block in the system.
System Admin >  Building Blocks  > Installed Tools

 

1. First login to Blackboard Learn. From the home page select a course you wish to communicate with

2. From within the course please select "Course Tools" from the menu on the left, then select "Send Text Message"

3. Next select if you want to send a text to selected course members(one or more) or to all course members

Sending to all course members 

Select "All Course Members", this will bring you to our texting widget where you can compose your text(up to 160 characters). Once you have composed your text, you can choose to send this out as an Announcement to the courses homepage and an email. Once your selection(s) have been made please click submit

Sending to select course members

Regroup now allows you to send texts to individual course members or select course members but not the entire couse membership

Select "Single / Select Course Members", this will bring you to our texting widget where you can select one or more course members to send a text to. Next compose your text(up to 160 characters). Once you have composed your text, you can choose to send this out as an Announcement to the courses homepage and a Text message. Once your selection(s) have been made please click submit

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