SMS Timetable

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Automatically receive timetable and changes. With SMS Timetable, students can easily stay up-to-date with their timetable and any changes made. By sending an SMS with the word ”timetable” to the school’s SMS gateway, your students receive an automatic SMS with the timetable of the day. This way you avoid that students show up for classes, which have been cancelled, and you ensure that they are notified, if classes are moved to another location. There are many benefits of using SMS Timetable:

  • There are many benefits of having SMS Timetable
  • The students become more independent and can easily stay up-to-date
  • Students save time having to look up the timetable online
  • Students avoid showing up to cancelled classes or empty classrooms, if a class is moved to another location
  • Students become more engaged and their motivation is maintained
  • The module automatically extracts all the updated timetable data; It does not require any assistance from the ITdepartment or administrative staff.

Prerequisites

Supported administrative systems

Easy

SIS

Lectio

Ludus

KMD Elev

Module requirements

UMS

UMS Academic Web

SMS Send

Testing after setup

Send a sms to the gateway with "skema" from a student mobilephone and receive todays timetable.

Installation

Before you can use SMS Timetable, you need to have the SMS Send module configured correctly.

Default messages

SMS Timetable uses the default SMS messages from UMS, the settings for default messages can be found under “Settings\SMS\Default messages”

Smstimetable defaultmessages.png

The default messages exists both as English and Danish texts.

Smstimetable smssettings.png

The following messages are used:

·        “There are no timetable registered”

Sent to the user when there isn’t any timetable blocks for today.

·        “Your phonenumber has not been registered”

Sent to a user when UMS is unable to find the users phonenumber on a active user.

Other tasks

Before the installation is complete, its maybe necessary to check/revise the extract of the timetable blocks from the administrative system.

Open the “Task scheduler” on your back-end server, and check the triggers on the task “Getskemabrikker.exe”:

Smstimetable task.png

Technical settings

FAQ