As of the writing of this article, only Admins can text Instructors as a one-way announcement feature.
In the future, we may have a feature where this becomes a two-way conversation. Meanwhile, there is a workaround if you need two-way communication between Admins and Instructors (see Workaround for Two-Way Conversation below).
How to Send Text Messages to Instructors
Admins can text all or some Instructors by accessing the My Company page > Users > Instructors.
Click on the Instructors you want to text, then click the SMS icon. A new window will pop up to the right with the names of the Instructors. This is where you can type your message.
How to See Text Messages Sent to Instructors
The only way to see text messages sent to Instructors would be to add yourself (an Admin) as an Instructor. Then, when you send a message to all your Instructors, you will be on the list and can reference your device to see a message history.
You can use the same email address as an Instructor that you are using as an Admin. Learn how to add Instructors in this support article.
NOTE: Instructors receive SMS messages directly on their cell phones.
Workaround for Two-Way Conversation
The following steps require creating a Program and Class for Admins and/or Instructors, as well as Admin(s) creating a Customer Account with themselves as an Enrollee. Instructors can then text Admins through the Instructor App.
Step 1 - Create a Program
An Admin can create a Program in the Program Options named “Admin” or “Admin-Instructors” (something like that).
Create the new Program with just the required Program Options. Yours will be different, but in the example below, our Program Options are Program Name, Schedule, Time, and Location. Choose the Admin Program name you just created, along with any other Program Options.
Step 2 - Create Class
Create a Class within the Admin Program with the same name. Include ALL your Instructors (or all who need to send and receive text messages). Also, include the Capacity (the number of Instructors) and click Save.
Step 3 - Create a Customer Account
Create a Customer Account just as you would a regular customer. Click here to learn how to create a customer account. Keep in mind these tips when creating your Account:
You can use the same email address you use as an Admin User.
Only include the required information (usually name, email address, and possibly phone number(s)).
“Enroll” each Admin as an Enrollee (i.e., Student, Child, or whatever you have named this role).
NOTE: You can log in either in the Customer App (download the Enrollsy App in Google Play Store or Apple App Store) OR your company’s Account Link (located on the My Company page).
Step 4 - Instructors text through App
Instructors can now text Admin(s) through the Instructor App, like they would a Customer, by clicking on the new Admin/Instructor Program. Select Admin and click the chat bubble to send a message.
NOTE: Admins will receive texts in their phone’s messenger app AND Enrollsy in their “Customer” Account: