Communication Reports (Teachers)
The Communication Reports screen displays a log of all sent messages including the Date the message was sent, Type of message, Message preview, Source, From, To, Regarding Student, and more.
The report includes information about SMS, Text-to-Speech, and Phone Call, if the district has purchased and enabled the Call Out System. For more information on purchasing the Call Out System add-on module, contact your district's representative to set up a demonstration.
1. Click the Reports menu, then click Communication Reports.
2. To run the report based on specific criteria, enter and select the applicable filters including:
a. Select a Type of message from the pull-down to filter the report to display the type of messages selected; options include All, Email, SMS, TTS (Text-to-Speech), Recorded (Phone Calls), and Push Notification.. You can select one or multiple.
b. Select the Schools from the pull-down to determine which data should be pulled into the report; the pull-down defaults to All schools.
c. Enter a Start Date and an End Date to filter the report based on messages sent over the specific time frame. You can also enter just a Start Date or just an End Date to filter the report.
d. Select the Secure check box to display sent messages that have been marked as secure either by a teacher or by an administrative user.
e. Select the Emergency check box to display messages that were sent as an emergency call (Phone Call or Text-to-Speech) from the administrative Communication screen.
f. Select the Flagged check box to displays sent messages that have been flagged either by a teacher or by an administrative user. Selecting this check box displays all messages Flagged and Admin Flagged.
3. Click Search.
The Communication History tab displays a log of all sent messages including Date sent, Type of message, Message, Source, From, To, Regarding Student, Total, Sent, Pending, Expired, Errors, Secure, Emergency, Flagged, Admin Flagged, and Referral.
The Total, Sent, Pending, Expired, and Errors columns are driven by the Communication Queue scheduled job.
- The Total represents the total sent from the Communication screen.
- The Sent represents the number of messages received by the recipients.
- The Pending represents the number of messages waiting to be sent in the communication queue.
- The Expired represents the number of messages that were waiting to be sent and were never completed, which are now marked as expired.
- The Errors represents the number of messages not received by recipients due to an invalid phone number or email address.
The Emergency check mark displays if the message was sent as an emergency call (Phone Call or Text-to-Speech) by an administrative user.
The Flagged message indicator displays as a check mark if the message was flagged from the Communication screen.
The Admin Flagged check box displays as selected when administrative users flag the message upon reviewing the message from this report or from their Communication screen.
5. Click To to view all recipients' information in a pop-up window; this is helpful when there are multiple recipients so you can view each recipients that received the message.
The Recipients pop-up window displays Last Updated, Status, Type, Name, Destination, Regarding Student, Message, Expiration, and Error.
The Status displays as Duplicate if "Once Per Family" was selected from the recipient type pull-down to duplicate messages based on the recipient's contact details, such as email or phone number. Although queue records will still be generated for duplicate entries, they won't result in actual email/call transmissions.
b. Click the Message to view the entire message in a Message Content pop-up window.
i. Click the white X to close the message content pop-up window.
c. Click the modal icon to view the row of data in a pop-up.
i. Click the arrows to navigate to the previous and next entries in the table.
ii. Click Close to close the pop-up window.
d. Click the white X to close the pop-up window.
6a. Click Message to view the entire message in a message content pop-up window.
a. Click the white X to close the message content pop-up window.
6b. Click Play Audio to listen to the Phone Call sent out.
The message starts playing automatically.
a. Click Pause and Play to start and stop the message.
b. Click the Volume button to change the level of the volume.
c. Click the three dots for additional options, including Download to download the message to your computer and Playback speed, which allows you to alter to speed at which the message is played.
d. Click the white X to close the Message Audio pop-up window.
7. If you flagged a message from the Communication screen, but you didn't add a referral, you can click + Add to add a referral here.
a. In the pop-up window, select the applicable options and follow the steps for adding a referral to complete the process. Then, click Save. See Add Referral for details.
8. If a referral was created as a result of being flagged, click View to review the referral from the Referrals screen.
If multiple pages of records are displayed in the report, click the Prev and Next buttons to navigate between pages. You can also type the page number in the Page text area to jump to a specific page.
Click the Excel icon in the Export section to export the table of data to an Excel spreadsheet, which can then be saved to your computer.
Click the Printer icon to print the table of data.
Click Filters to filter data and apply filter rules.
a. To add more than one filter to a column, click on the green plus sign.
b. To delete an added filter, click on the red minus sign.
c. Click the gray arrow for additional filtering rules.
Click Toggle Columns to customize the columns displayed in the report.
a. Clear the selected check boxes to hide the columns from the report. Once the check box is cleared, to add the column back to the report, the check box must be selected again.
If a column is hidden from the report, the column will remain hidden until the check box is re-selected from the Toggle Columns pop-up window.
The Page Size determines the number of records displayed per page. The default is 20 records. To display more or less records per page, enter the desired number in the Page Size text area.
The number of records displayed (default is set to 20) determines the number of pages in the report.
Click any of the headers to sort data. Click once for ascending results; click twice for descending results.
Click the modal icon to view individual records from a data table in a pop-up modal to alleviate having to scroll horizontally on large tables.
Click the white arrows to navigate through the list of records.
Click Close to close the pop-up window.