• Blackboard Mass Communication Resources

    This page is dedicated to resources specifically for the Blackboard Mass Communication tool being piloted during the winter spring 2017-2018. The Portfolio Network is running the pilot and will be a surveyed on the effectiveness and ease of use for our families. A survey will be posted shortly, but if you have a comment or question you may email Michael Goodill at webmaster@clevelandmetorschools.org.


    BB Mass Communication Overview - ppt

    Sending an IVR - ppt


    Sample import file for creating a group:


    Community Member Template


    Blackboard help section - this is your go-to source for finding the information you need.


    Mobile App Launch resources

    Email Header 1 - used in video

    Email Header 2

    Other pdfs to use on website and newsletters

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUWcJOF4FHY - for families

    Sample message to families:

    Download the official Cleveland Metropolitan SD app today for access to our

    school's news, events, push notifications, social media and much more!




    Don't forget to set up the mobile app to pull in your facebook and Twitter 

    Setting up feeds.
    Within your BBcomms account. 
    1. Go to the Settings Tab along the top
    2. Click App Config
    3. Choose the Feeds Tab - Make sure you see your facebook and twitter accounts- if one is missing add it by clicking the appropriate icon.


    Use these links and images to connect your families with the right app for downloading:

    iTunes:     https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cleveland-metropolitan-sd/id1224680087?ls=1&mt=8
    Google Play:     https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blackboard.community.clevelandmetro
    These links should only be used as href attributes on anchor tags.


     Or you can copy this code and put it into the HTML source code <> part of the email editor:


    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://6b64055f538b8b8feb82-95809049ac550b4432984bee98c7eea7.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/bannerBase.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://6b64055f538b8b8feb82-95809049ac550b4432984bee98c7eea7.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/bannerPoster.css" />

    <div id="pl-app-poster" class="pl-app-banner" style="background-color:#ffffff;border-color:#000000" >

    <div id="pl-tagline" style="color: #59afd9">Download the Free Blackboard District App</div>

    <img id="pl-icon" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/parlant_app_icons/clevelandmetro.parentlink.net.png"> 
    <div class="pl-float-container">
    <img id="pl-phone-image" src="https://6b64055f538b8b8feb82-95809049ac550b4432984bee98c7eea7.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/PhoneWithApp.png" title="">
    <div id="pl-features">
    <div id="pl-features-middle">
    <div id="pl-features-top">

    <li style="height:20%%">View news stories</li>

    <li style="height:20%%">View calendar info</li>

    <li style="height:20%%">View sports scores</li>

    <li style="height:20%%">Access school and staff info</li>

    <li style="height:20%%">Receive important alerts</li>

    <div id="pl-features-bottom"></div>
    <div id="pl-appButtons">
    <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blackboard.community.clevelandmetro">
    <img class="pl-badge" src="https://6b64055f538b8b8feb82-95809049ac550b4432984bee98c7eea7.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/GooglePlayBadge.png" title="Download from Google Play">
    <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cleveland-metropolitan-sd/id1224680087?ls=1&amp;mt=8">
    <img class="pl-badge" src="https://6b64055f538b8b8feb82-95809049ac550b4432984bee98c7eea7.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/AppStoreBadge.png" title="Download from the App Store">