Version 2.0 - Setting Up the Social Media Integration Tool

Social media is an excellent way for a k-12 school or district to share information rapidly with students, families and staff members. Reach the broader school community by easily posting important messages to your school’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Start by clicking the dropdown arrow next to the school name, then select Settings.

 

Once you are in Settings you will see several tabs. Click on the Social Media Tab.

 

 

How to Connect to Your School’s Facebook Page

Click on the ‘Connect with Facebook’ button.

 

This will prompt you to sign in to the Facebook account that you would like to post to. Simply type in your Facebook credentials and click the Log In button shown below.

 
 

Note: If you are currently signed into your personal Facebook account in the Internet browser, your Facebook credentials will auto-populate in the screen above. Please ensure you are connecting using the correct Facebook account.

Review the ‘Connected as’ name to be sure it is correct. Then click on the Update Page button to select the Facebook page you would like the posts to appear on.

 

Once you select the page, click the ‘Connect’ button.

 

Once the connection is complete, this will now allow you to share broadcasts on Facebook.

 

How to Connect to Your School’s Twitter Page

Click on the ‘Connect with Twitter’ button.

 

This will prompt you to sign in to the Twitter account that you would like to post to. Simply type in your Twitter credentials and click the Authorize App button shown below.

 

Once the authorization is complete, this will now allow you to share broadcasts on Twitter.

 

How to Use an RSS Feed

Click on the ‘Create RSS Feed’ button to create a unique RSS URL for your school broadcasts.

 

Give the RSS feed a Title and a Description for the RSS feed readers. Then click ‘Create’.

 

Once the RSS feed is created, this will now allow you to share broadcasts via RSS.

 

Note: You do not have to activate all of the Social Media options to be able to share on one.

Now your social media accounts are connected and active.  You can come back and change/disconnect these at any time!

 


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