|Q: What is an FDbroadcast?|
in multiple methods in case of an emergency or urgent situation.
*The message sent will be truncated to 113 characters. The user will have to log in to FastDirect in order to see
the remaining message. Therefore, we recommend providing the most vital information before 113 characters.
This feature sends all users a copy of your urgent FDmail as well as a Text Notification and an Email Forward.
Even if your school does not currently use the feature 'Email Forward', the FDbroadcast will still forward your
FDmail message directly to the recipients' email. However, in order for the text notification to work, your school
MUST enable 'SMS Text Notification' in Settings.
The last critical step is that your parents have entered in all the necessary information on their parent form.
They will need:
If a parent has opted out of receiving SMS Text Notifications or has opted out of receiving Email Forward, an FDbroadcast
will still be sent to that parent in all methods regardless of the parents' preferences.
This is why FDbroadcast is ideal for urgent or emergency situations, as it overrides the parents' preferences
The option "FDbroadcast" must be selected when sending the FDmail message. The system, by default, allows
the Principal access to this feature. To give other staff members access, the Principal must edit their Teacher (Staff)
form in the People section.
You can check which parents have the necessary information by going to