Administrators have the ability to create announcements for their attendees. Announcements can be used as a simple greeting, message, or instruction.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Setting Global and Home Screen Announcements
- Setting Session Announcements
- Create a Hyperlinked Button Within an Announcement
There are 3 different types of announcements available: Home Screen, Global, and Session.
Global announcements appear at the top of every page within the event, whereas Home Screen announcements only appear on the homepage of the event above the schedule.
Session level announcements can be created by either admins or moderators and appear before Polls, Social Q&A, Trivia Battle, or Team Battle.
In addition to text, Announcements can contain HTML markup to add links, buttons, and other elements for a customized attendee experience.
Note: Conferences i/o does not offer push notifications or scheduled notifications, which many mobile event apps offer.
However, you can change any of the 3 announcement types at any time, even while users are actively using the app and any announcement change will be immediate. Session announcements are special in that any change made via session announcement will "push" immediately to all users who are viewing that session page.
Setting Global and Home Screen Announcements
- Sign-in to the Admin panel
- On the Admin dashboard, click Announcements
- Set the announcement messages. Announcements can be removed by clearing the text field and saving.
Setting Session Announcements
- Sign into the session as a Moderator
- Go to Session Settings
- Click Session Announcement & Details
- Set or clear the announcement message and click Submit
Create a Hyperlinked Button Within an Announcement
To create a Call-To-Action button that will open content in a separate browser tab when clicked:
- Copy and paste the code snippet below into the session announcement
<a target="_blank" href="YOUR_URL_HERE" class="btn btn-success">BUTTON_LABEL</a>
- Replace YOUR_URL_HERE with the link
- Replace BUTTON_LABEL with the text to display on the button
For example, to make the button in the screenshot above that links to the Conferences i/o home page, the markup would be as follows:
<a target="_blank" href="https://conferences.io" class="btn btn-success">Click here to visit our homepage!</a>