Signal Vine Blog: Text Me Back

5 Ways to Use the New MMS Feature

Posted by Stephanie Sickler Sweetland on December 5, 2016

Texting with your students is more fun and effective than ever before with the addition of MMS to your Signal Vine account. What is MMS? It stands for Multimedia Messaging Service, meaning you and your students can share images and GIFs. Remember: a picture is worth a thousand words!

GIFs help make the world go 'round.

This new feature gives students the ability to text back with a picture/gif! Read on to learn how to use MMS to improve student retention rates.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Retention, MMS

Are You Sending Too Many Emails?

Posted by Sahil Mehra on November 11, 2016

Email is out. You know it, we know it, students know it. Michigan State University recently found out exactly why email stopped working with their students with the help of sticky notes, leading university administrators to rethink their entire communication strategy.

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Topics: Retention, Texting

How to Convince Your Boss You Need a Texting Platform

Posted by Paige Altieri on April 19, 2016

We understand that the decision-making process in higher education takes plenty of time and effort. We want to help you build the business case for texting! Share the following resources with your boss to help them understand and appreciate the value of a texting platform. 

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Topics: Retention, Engagement, Research

How to Identify and Retain At-Risk Students with Text Messaging

Posted by Miranda Palter on February 25, 2016

Student retention is one of the most difficult tasks higher education institutions face in today’s competitive, information-heavy environment. It’s also one of the most important tasks, because retaining students improves long-term outcomes for both students and institutions.

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Topics: Retention, Higher Education, Research

Welcome to TextMeBack!

Posted by Brian Kathman on July 6, 2015

Welcome to TextMeBack, the place where our "Signal Squad" will be sharing everything and anything we think you'll be interested in hearing. There's more than enough information and pictures on our site to give you a sense of who we are, but let me share a little bit more about the Signal Vine community that you might not know (unless you've been working with us for a while).

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Topics: Admissions, Enrollment, College Access, K - 12, Tips & Tricks, Student Life, Financial Aid, Retention, Parent Engagement, Academic Advising, Conferences, Summer Melt, Higher Education, Nonprofit, Engagement, Research, Alumni