How do I create an announcement for my users in the Clever Portal?
To create an announcement for users in your district, you can navigate to the Portal > Communication page in your district dashboard.
After clicking 'Create notification', you will need to fill out the following fields:
Dates: When should this announcement appear?
The announcement will be visible in the Clever Portal for selected users between 12:00AM on the Start Date and 11:59PM on the End Date (in your district's time zone)
Title & Body: What should this announcement say?
You can create an announcement of up to 250 characters for your users to see.
Visibility: Who should see this announcement?
Links (Optional): Add a link to more information
You can include a link to direct users to resources or additional information.
Once the announcement is created, you will be able to see whether the notice is currently 'Live', 'Upcoming' or 'Expired' for selected users in the Clever Portal:
When a selected user logs into their Clever Portal, they will see a bell icon in the top-right corner with the number of unread notifications. The user can click the bell icon to open the notification shared by the district:
How do I set a priority notification?
Clever has provided the ability to set a priority notification. Priority notifications display at the top of the list for portal users. Only one notification can be priority across the entire district.
To set a notification as priority, select the star icon in the Actions column. Priority notifications will also be noted under the Status column.
Priority notifications will display in the Clever Portal at the top of the notifications dropdown and are denoted with a blue star.