Effective communication is one of the cornerstones of success in the education sector. Whether you’re an elementary school, a high school or a college, the basics are the same. Communication between staff, communication between staff and students and communication between staff and parents is essential for success.
There are so many responsibilities for educators, they can get caught up in day-to-day activities and lose sight of larger issues. Schools are big places where there are lots of distractions - and many staff tends to work autonomously. They are also places where information flows all day long – and information overload affects this sector enormously.
DeskAlerts was chosen as a computer based notification system, the best way to get notifications out to the largest number of people in the fastest time. DeskAlerts is deployed to every employee workstation and student computer on campus as part of a mandatory application installation.
At the time (and this is probably still the case now) DeskAlerts was the only solution that we found that did what we wanted, the fact that it was flexible and affordable was the final deciding factor. We did briefly consider whether we could write something ourselves, but decided that it was probably unsustainable and would take away precious development time from our core business.
DeskAlerts can cut through the digital “noise” by ensuring all staff are kept informed via messages direct to their desktops that they are unable to ignore.
Use DeskAlerts to drive employees to important information on your school’s intranet site.
Target messages to all staff, or even groups of staff, who need to receive targeted information.
Schedule DeskAlerts in advance to be issued at certain dates and times.
The network can be sent reminders about important notices or upcoming events.
Send urgent messages to your employees even if their computer is on screensaver mode, locked or sleeping.
DeskAlerts will let you know that your recipients have read the messages.