Q and A from webinar on how to make PDFs accessible on school websites

During our recent Campus Suite Academy webinar How to Make your School PDF Documents Accessible and ADA Compliant, (see webinar video here), we had many questions we didn’t have time to answer live. Following are those questions and answers from the  webinar. In addition to reviewing the orig

Campus Suite Launches Notifications System for Schools

In a move that signals Campus Suite’s continuing commitment to helping schools and school districts communicate more effectively and efficiently, the company has launched it’s Campus Reach notifications system for schools. Developed in concert with company’s newest version of its Campus Sit

5 ghosts that haunt school communications

Halloween is fast approaching. Have you exorcised your school communications program of its demons? Almost every school has them: these creeping, crawling, insidious issues that might be damaging your public image and frustrating your community members. From social media to website navigation, th

The big questions about using school social media in 2017-18

During a recent Campus Suite Academy webinar, Make the Most of School Social Media to Boost Engagement (see video here),we had many questions from registered attendees and didn’t have time to answer them all. We have the answers below to the many of these shared, big questions about using school s

7 ways to put parents first when designing a school website

You know how important that first parent-teacher night/open house of the school year is. Starting off on the right foot is critical so parents can familiarize themselves with the teacher, the classroom, school building and all the resources you want them to use to help their child succeed. The la

Back-to-school communications planning musts for 2017-18

I was looking at a list of popular back-to-school supplies, and wondered if school communicators could put together their list for back-to-school communications, just what would be on it. Retailers begin pummeling us all with promotions on everything from backpacks and pencils to cell phones and

How to use Instagram for schools

I first visited this topic last year in a blog article on why schools ought to be using Instagram, but it's time for an update. More users, more advertisers, mobile friendliness – there are many compelling reasons Instagram should be part of your school’s communication mix. Now, if you want

Create a school notifications opt-in page for instant approvals

In a previous post, we outlined ways to prevent school notification legal problems, so the next logical step is to show you how to avoid backlashes when launching a notifications program in your school or district. Make it easy – and legal – for your parents and staff to receive notifications by

Website templates or custom design. What is best for my school?

A custom school website versus one built using themed design templates is a choice that’s becoming a little easier these days, thanks to web accessibility and ADA compliance. Website templates or custom design for schools. Which will it be for you? That's right – federal regulations are maki

How to go live with live streaming school video

When you think of live streaming, you may think it’s limited to commercial use: car makers and pop stars using it to unveil their latest release. But you too can benefit from live streaming school video, for it’s not only a great way to capture and share events when they occur, you’re creatin

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