This article is for Administrators
SMS credits are used for sending SMS messages to:
parents of students marked with an unexplained absence
recipients of announcements that have been resent as an SMS
School Administrators must first enable SMS, then they can purchase credits from the system homepage.
Click Management > Advanced > School Preferences
Administrators must enable SMS in the system before they can be sent.
Tick Enable SMS.
Add the sender name (e.g., your school).
By default, Administrators are the only users who can send SMS messages. Use these steps to grant the Send-SMS privilege so selected teachers can send SMS messages in Announcements.
Click Manage > Advanced > School Preferences.
Tick Teachers can send SMS.
You’ll find the SMS Credits panel on your homepage dashboard. It lists your overall balance, the cost of SMS messages, and how many messages you can send based on your current credit balance.
Schools with a PayPal account can purchase credits using these steps:
Click Add sms credit on the SMS credits panel.
Enter the dollar value of credits to add.
Click Purchase SMS credits.
Login and confirm the purchase amount in the Paypal window.
Schools without a PayPal account can request SMS credits using these steps:
Click Request SMS credits.
Select your school, and add your name.
You’ll receive an email confirmation when the credits are added, and an invoice at a later date.