The ABCs of SMS for education.
Need a better way to keep students, parents, and staff in the loop about important school news? Hello, SMS.
FAQs for using SMS in schools.
How can SMS be used in the education industry?
In schools, universities, TAFEs, and other colleges, SMS can be used for a variety of use cases — such as important updates, notifications, event reminders, emergency alerts, personalised messages, surveys, or the promotion of new courses.
It’s also a great tool to facilitate communication between teachers, students and parents, and to streamline admin processes.
How can SMS help improve student engagement and participation?
Using SMS, you can send personalised messages, study tips, and reminders for important deadlines or events straight to a student’s mobile phone. It creates a direct line of communication that encourages students to stay connected and actively participate.
Can I personalise messages to students using SMS?
You sure can. Whether you’re sending a message to one student or the whole school community, give every single message the personal touch.
With our platform, you can customise messages with recipient names, course-specific information, or personalised content based on student profiles — which in turn delivers a more tailored and engaging communication experience.
Personalisation also helps make it clear to the recipient that your text isn’t fraudulent.
How can I use SMS to streamline admin processes?
Connect SMS to your existing tech stack for easy automation of key workflows like sending fee reminders, enrolment notifications, class schedules, library due date reminders, and other admin updates. This helps reduce manual effort, freeing up your admin’s team time to focus on other value-adding tasks.
Can we use our own phone number?
You can, although this may have some limitations. Instead, we recommend choosing a new dedicated number that enables two-way messaging and other features.
Can you give me information around anti-spam laws? What do I need to be able to send messages?
To avoid sending spam, you must:
- Have consent from the person receiving your messages.
- Identify yourself as the sender by including your name or business, as well as your contact details.
- Make it easy to unsubscribe – every commercial message must contain an unsubscribe option.