October 5, 2021 - Send a Message in Remind

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Remind is such an effective way for educators to communicate information with parents and students.  One of my favorite features of this program is the ability to schedule messages.  This provides me with the ability to create a bank of specific messages I know I want to go out, and then select a day and time I want them to send. Scheduling messages will save time and energy, and I can’t think of a single person who doesn’t want that.  Are you ready to try it? Here’s how:

 

Creating the Message

To create a message, click on the “New Message” button on the left side of the home page.  When the pop-up appears, select which groups you’d like to receive the message you’re about to create.  Once you check the box, it will put the class in the box on the right to show who is receiving the message. Go ahead and click continue.  

remind message

On the message screen, type the message you’d like to send in the box at the bottom.  If you wanted the message to go out immediately, you would click the SEND button on the bottom right.  To schedule the messages, we take one additional step before hitting that button.  To schedule, click on the clock icon beneath the message box, then input the date and time you want your message to send.  The clock icon will turn blue and the “Send” button changes to “Schedule” when that is set.  Click that schedule button, and you’re done! 

remind scheduled message

Editing a Scheduled Message

What if I want to make changes to a message I scheduled to go out? Easy! Just open the class in Remind.  Toward the bottom of the screen, you will see a notification of scheduled messages right about the button to create a new announcement.  Click on the scheduled messages, and when the pop-up appears, click on the “Edit” button.  

remind edit message

Now, instead of sending out messages on Sunday night to remind my classes to bring their rotation stuff to class on Monday, I can create and schedule that announcement for the entire quarter in one sitting, and spend my Sunday nights watching sitcoms and eating popcorn with my family instead!

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