BlackBoard Mass Notifications Resource Page
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Blackboard's Mass Notification system (formerly ParentLink) introduces a new mantra in school to home communications: "Create once & publish everywhere!" This new tool lets districts create a message once and publish it across all your communication channels, including phone, email, text, social media, custom mobile app, website announcement, and a website pop-up alert. Staff members can customize messages, schedule urgent or routine announcements, translate on the fly, and have an instant view of statistics regarding how well your communications were received. Teachers and staff are able to leverage this tool to assist in classroom attendance, homework, classroom, field trip reminders, and even messages tailored to individual students, parents, staff or community members.
Teacher accounts are automatically created based upon a teacher being assigned within the master schedule. Teachers, your login is the same as your EMUHSD computer login so you don’t have to remember yet another password. Class rosters are automatically synchronized nightly to this system, as well as your TRS & SchoolLoop accounts. Follow the links below to view helpful Blackboard Mass Notifications tutorials and guides for teachers
- How to Send and Creating Custom Messages (Best Resource w/ Video)
- The Blackboard Community Engagement Teacher Resource Site
- Report Options / Teacher Messages Vs Message Tracking
Administrative Staff Access
For non-teaching staff, please contact the Information Services Department (x4357 HELP) to establish your login account. Once created, your account credentials will sync with your EMUHSD computer login.
Automatic Attendance Notifications
Each evening, BlackBoard uploads our school site absence lists and contacts households to report the student absences. Notifications are made via telephone and email by default – additional notification methods can also be set up as well.
Additional Training and Support Contact Info
Throughout the school year, the Information Services Department and the site TTLs will be conducting both live and virtual trainings in regards to this great communications platform...feel free to rach out to them directly if you need one-on-one support. Please contact our district Helpdesk at extension x4357 (HELP) if you need assistance with your account or have additional questions. Do not hesitate to use the self help options within the application or with the provided resource links above to get answers to your questions. You can access our EMUHSD Blackboard Mass Notifications site anytime and from anywhere using this direct link: https://emuhsd.parentlink.net or by using the "Staff Apps" dropdown menu at the top right of our district website: www.emuhsd.org