There are a few options for mass communication in PlusPortals, including announcements, notifications, and alerts. They are accessed by clicking Communication > School Announcements.
What's the Difference Between Announcements, Notifications, and Alerts?
Announcements usually detail something specific and tend to be longer than notifications and alerts. Notifications and alerts are essentially the same and appear in the same panel on the Home page of the portals, but alerts show in red to indicate their higher importance.
The process for creating an announcement, notification, or alert is almost the same. You can enter the dates for when the message is visible, select which user groups can see it, attach a file, add a link, and choose to send an immediate e-mail notification. The only difference is that you can select to show announcements on the portals' Home page.
On the Settings tab, you can set the sort order for how announcements, notifications, and alerts display to your users.