Welcome back to #TextingTuesdays! Today, you'll learn strategies for using Signal Vine more efficiently. Texting doesn't have to take up a lot of time, as Joe Weinstein, our Director of Operations and Planning, shares on the blog.
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.
You’re on the right track if you’re already texting students, but you may not realize that the way you text students can make or break your texting relationship. As students, we know when a text is coming from a machine and when it’s coming from a person, and we want to talk to real people at our colleges to help us get through the processes and deadlines we deal with every day. One fun and easy way to make texts more personal and build stronger relationships between staff and students is to use emojis in your texts.
There are a lot of questions that come up when an organization decides to start texting students, and we hear them all! When should I send messages? Who should respond to students? How many messages is too many messages? The list goes on and on. One of the most common questions we are asked is whether students should opt in or opt out. What's the difference, and which should your program choose?
Spring is upon us, and you know what that means: National College Decision Day is almost here! May 1st is the deadline for college-bound students to make tough choices about where to enroll in college. By now, most students have submitted their applications and are anxiously waiting to hear back.
The next two months are a critical time for colleges and universities to process applications, get students excited about college, and ultimately enroll a brand new class of students. Text messaging students as they transition from prospect to applicant to admit eases the process for both sides. Before sending that first text, admissions offices should consider the following do's and don'ts of texting applicants:
You've read the research, seen the demo, and now you're ready to start texting your students. The only problem? The rest of your team isn't on board yet. Come to your next team meeting prepared to handle these frequently asked questions: