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How Do I Create Homework Notifications?

You can create homework notifications in Edulink One’s Notifications tab. This is located in the administration settings. Log in to Edulink One and click on the cog in the top left corner to access Administration.

Notifications tab

There are two types of homework notifications you can create: Homework (added) notifications and Homework (due) notifications. For more on homework functionality, see the following article detailing how to configure your Homework tab.

Click on the + Create New Notification Rule button to create a new notification. If homework notifications already exist but you need to edit them, click on the pen icon under the Actions column.

Create New Notification Rule button

Homework (added) Notifications

Select the Homework (added) event type from the dropdown menu.

Homework (added) event type

Then, select the type of notification from the dropdown menu. You can choose Push (notification), SMS, Email and Push | SMS type notification which sends both a text message and a push notification.

Type of notification

Next, you can choose to adapt the template body for your message. You can reset the default message by clicking the ‘Set Default’ button.

If you are sending an email, you can type the subject in the ‘Template Subject’ field.

Then select the recipients of the notification from the user types below.

Homework added notification: recipient types (users)

Lastly, click the ‘Save Rule’ button and the notification table will update.

Save rule button

Save your notification by clicking the ‘Save’ button.

Save

Homework (Due) Notifications

The second type of homework notification is the homework (due) notification. This lets users know when a piece of homework is due in, aiding in the rate of homework completion.

Log in to Edulink One and click on the Notification tab in the administration settings, as above.

To create a new notification, click on the + Create New Notification Rule button. If there is a notification in place and you need to edit it, click on the pen icon under the Actions column.

+Create new notification rule

Select the event type from the dropdown menu— in this case, select ‘Homework (due)’.

Event type homework due

Then, select the number of days you would like to alert parents and/ or students before a homework due date. You must also select the time you would like to send your notification.

Days before (homework due) and send at (time) fields

Next, select the type of notification you would like to send from the dropdown menu.

Type of notification

Compose your message to fit your school’s requirements. You can revert to the default message at any point by clicking the ‘Set Default’ button.

Template body
Set default button

You can also change the email subject template if required at this point.

Select the recipient(s) for the notification. In this case, parents and learners are the user types you can select.

Homework (due) notifications : parents and learner user types

Save the notification by clicking the ‘Save Rule’ button. The notifications table updates to reflect the change.

Save Rule: Homework (due) notifications

Lastly, press the ‘Save’ button to save your notification.

Save button

Homework Notification Variables

You can use the following homework variables in your notification.

{{homework.activity}}
{{homework.description}} 
{{homework.subject}} 
{{homework.due}} 
{{homework.employee}} 

Updated on 30 June 2022

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