Information technology has found its way to the education industry. From access to online profiles, online submissions to distance learning, computing and sharing data across different levels of the organization has never been this easy.
But you know that your communications system can be improved greatly if you had a bulk SMS campaign in place to create an effective two-way channel. Because imagine this: How many times did you have to remind both students and parents via email of their mandatory meetings with you? And how you find it very difficult to gather responses each time?
With SMS, you and your recipients will be able to correspond with each other within seconds.
So, if you’ve been thinking about using SMS to keep everybody updated about your latest school announcements, here’s how you can get started.
Specific campaigns for specific goals
Set a campaign that will help you achieve your goals within a certain period of time.
For example, you’re planning to hold a campus-wide event and so you need to assemble a committee to organize it. Create a bulk SMS campaign to get your message across to the right people.
Recipients can then respond to your text message if they want to join or have any questions.
SMS for convenience
Want to keep your students informed about their class performance without the hassle of going into meetings with them after class? Are there any last-minute changes in your class schedule that they must know ASAP?
The good thing is that many would admit that they can’t live on an island without a mobile phone. So, your students should be able to respond to your urgent messages at their earliest convenience.
Immediate response during emergency situations
Whether it’s a medical or non-medical emergency, establishing your own SMS keyword and mobile short code will help everybody around the campus save lives.
For example, a student can immediately report an incident by typing SOS and sending it to 123456. Once your system receives it, it will alert you to take action.
Send status updates
Never leave someone hanging by giving them answers to things they’ve been waiting for like recruitment status, exam results, average grade points, enrollment process, etc.
So, if you’re a school administrator, putting a bulk SMS campaign in place could change the game for you. You will be able to reach out to parents, teachers and students with little to no hassle (or vice versa) for a price you can afford.