Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Add Files to Group Activity Notifications

Do you set up Group Activities? Have you ever wanted to include an agenda or flyer? Jessica K. did, said she did, and now, you can!

What happens is, if you add a file to a Group Activity, a link to the file is added to the e-mail that goes out for that activity AND those invited to the activity can download the file from the Group Activity details page in their PDP Toolbox account.

To add a file to a Group Activity, first, sign into the PDP Toolbox and navigate to a new Group Activity.

New Group Activity
Scroll down a bit and look for the box labeled "Resources," right under the Staff box.

Mac Upload Resources
Here, on Mac, click the "Choose File" button to open a file browser dialog box.

PC Upload Resources
And on PC, click the "Browse..." button to do the likewise. Find the file, select it, and click "Open." When you Announce or save the Group Activity the file is uploaded and made available to invitees.

Hey, the thought occurs this is a great way to distribute professional development material, sort of a virtual in-service. Just make a new Group Activity, attach some reading material, give a couple weeks to accomplish, and send it out. After the "activity date" passes, the activity becomes an opportunity to request points. How's that?

Jay @ Greenbush.