Communication Methods

Broadcasts

What is a broadcast?

A broadcast is a brief notice which appears in:

  • live feeds (also known as activity feeds) where 'broadcast' is ticked
  • in-site notification lists

The notice can:

  • link to an item of content, a section, and office or a user's profile
  • include a brief, plain text message
  • be sent from a specified name e.g. "The Cyber Security Team"
  • be targeted to members of a chosen section

How to generate a broadcast

Activate live feed (activity feed)
  • Edit the relevant live feed(s)
  • Ensure 'broadcast' is ticked as one of the feed items

Only live feeds with 'broadcast' ticked will the display broadcast messages.

Send broadcast
  •  Go to Admin menu > Content > Live  Feed Broadcasts > Create Live Feed Broadcast
  • All fields are optional
    • From - select a user from the database. If left blank, the name of the site will be inserted instead
Review broadcast
  1. Go to Admin menu > Content > Live  Feed Broadcasts > Live Feed Broadcast List
  2. Search for your News content item
  3. Select the desired dates
  4. Click the 'who has read this' button

Setting up - advanced admins only

Highlight broadcasts 

A background colour can be added to broadcasts in the live feed (requires development)