For Community and Group Editions
You can use Operoo’s News feature to send announcements, event notifications, school news items, reminders, newsletters, class or team information, and much more! It’s a great alternative to using email, text messages or other messaging applications.
To create a News Article, go to the menu item on the left-hand side of Operoo:
To create the content of your News Article, follow these steps:
1. For the Sender logo, choose either your own staff image, your organisation's logo or a new image
2. Give your News article a title
3. Write or copy/paste the content. Note that you can upload photos, add links, or whatever you'd like.
4. Optionally you can also add attachments.
If you'd like to archive your article after it's no longer relevant, choose an Archive Date. If unchecked, it will continue to be visible in the Newsfeed of whoever you shared it with.
When you're happy with your content and when you'd like to share your article, click Save & Next to be taken to the next step.
In the Preview tab, you can Preview the News Article and see how it will look to your users. If you’re satisfied, click Next. If you want to make changes, click Back.
The final step is to send the article. You can decide if you’d like notifications to go out as well, or you’d prefer to just have it appear in the Newsfeed and Operoo Central for the user.
If a News Article is Archived, it will no longer appear in the Newsfeed for Students, Parents, or Staff. However, the notifications cannot be “unsent” so keep that in mind.
You can either set News Articles to Auto-Archive when you create them, which can be helpful for a news item that is only relevant for a short amount of time, or you can use the action menu after the News Article is created.
To set a News Article to Auto-Archive on a specific date, check that option when creating your News Article and choose a date.
To Allow Staff members to create their own News Articles, enable the permission on the Settings page. Don’t worry, staff will only be allowed to send to Parents or Students that they have access to via their groups, so permissions are still respected here. For example, a teacher could not send a News Article to the whole school, unless they had permission to the whole school.
If your administrators have granted staff permission to create news articles, you will be able to click on Manage News Articles from your News Feed.
If you have a new News Article to View, it will show in your Operoo Central account at the top menu:
And above your eForm Requests: