Signal Vine Blog: Text Me Back

ICYMI: The Best Texting Stories of 2016

Posted by Paige Altieri on December 27, 2016
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Topics: Texting, 2016

#TextingTuesdays: How To Get Students To Opt Into Your Program

Posted by Paige Altieri on December 20, 2016
A common question we're asked is: "How do I collect my students' cell phone numbers?" The answer is simpler than you think. In fact, you probably even have your students' cell phone numbers already! Watch this week's #TextingTuesdays video to learn how to get those phone numbers and start texting your students.
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Topics: Texting, Students, TextingTuesdays

A Textmas Celebration

Posted by Paige Altieri on December 19, 2016
Avid readers of our blog already know that Signal Vine loves to celebrate. Check out photos from this year's Secret Santa party, where we shared gifts and celebrated a wonderful year of texting.
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Topics: Events, Texting, Holiday

Enjoy Texting On-the-Go with Your New Android App

Posted by Haley Trost on December 9, 2016

Texting students from your phone is simple and secure with the new Android mobile app. You can now text your students from wherever you are. All you have to do is download the app! 

The app is easy to use and very similar to the web platform. Since you already know how to use the web platform, managing the app will be that much easier. Already downloaded the app? Here’s how to manage text messages on your phone:

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Topics: News, Texting, App

Summer Search's Successes with Texting

Posted by Paige Altieri on November 21, 2016

Signal Vine loves hearing from our customers about their incredible successes with texting. Summer Search recently shared their texting story in a blog post on their website. Check it out!

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Topics: Higher Education, Texting, Summer Search

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

#TextingTuesdays: How To Text Within 160 Characters

Posted by Paige Altieri on November 1, 2016

Need help getting your messages to fit into one 160-character text? Have no fear - our latest #TextingTuesdays how-to video is here to help. Arianna Hartmann, our Director of Customer Success, shares her favorite tips and tricks to keep your texts short and sweet. Watch it now!

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Topics: HowTo, Texting, Video, TextingTuesdays

Have You Been Ghosted?

Posted by Stephanie Sickler Sweetland on October 28, 2016
A spine-tingling tale familiar to anyone who regularly interacts with students.... 
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Topics: Engagement, Texting, Students

Signal Vine Goes to EDUCAUSE

Posted by Paige Altieri on October 25, 2016

Signal Vine is on the road again and this time we are heading West! We'll be attending and exhibiting at our first Educause. We will be exhibiting this Wednesday and Thursday. If you are attending Educause please stop by our booth #1869!

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Topics: Events, Texting, Educause

#TextingTuesday: How To...Write An Effective Call To Action

Posted by Signal Vine on October 18, 2016

Welcome back to Signal Vine's #TextingTuesdays video series, where you'll learn tips and tricks for optimizing your texting program.

This week we met with Stephanie Sweetland, Director of Business Development at Signal Vine. In this video, she explains how to write an effective call to action and provides examples that you can use today.

Want to nudge students, or just get them to click a link? Watch the video to learn how to get students to take action. Enjoy! 

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Topics: HowTo, Texting, Video