How to Solve The Biggest Student Engagement Problems

How to Solve The Biggest Student Engagement Problems

I recently got back from the NASPA Annual Conference for Student Affairs Administrators, where a hot topic and buzzword was engagement. How do we engage students? Why do they become disengaged? What does the word engagement even really mean? With these questions buzzing around in my head, I turned to the National Survey of Student Engagement […]

#TextingTuesdays: Integrate Signal Vine with Salesforce

#TextingTuesdays: Integrate Signal Vine with Salesforce

Welcome back to another episode of #TextingTuesdays! This week Hunter Watts, a Product Development Associate at Signal Vine, will review Signal Vine’s integration with Salesforce. Watch this episode to hear about four functions of the integration: 1. Two-way integration Participant and message data can be pushed from Signal Vine to Salesforce (and vice versa). If student data […]

#TextingTuesdays: 4 Step Implementation Checklist

#TextingTuesdays: 4 Step Implementation Checklist

Welcome back to #TextingTuesdays! This week, Peter Murray, our Enterprise Sales Manager, expands on four crucial steps to implementing Signal Vine. It’s easier than you think! The Ultimate 4 Step Texting Implementation Checklist 1. Develop a strategy for texting. 2. Train your staff. 3. Collect students’ phone numbers. 4. Respond to your students. Watch now:  Watch more #TextingTuesdays videos and […]

Write the Ultimate Introduction Text Message

Write the Ultimate Introduction Text Message

Writing an engaging introduction text is the easiest way to grab your students’ attention – and keep it! Connecting personally with your students early on keeps them engaged for the duration of your texting campaign. Here’s how to write a powerful introductory text message. Follow these four best practices to catch your students’ attention in that […]

#TextingTuesdays: How to Text Students in Multiple Languages

#TextingTuesdays: How to Text Students in Multiple Languages

Welcome to 2017! Let’s kick off the new year the best way we know how: with a new #TextingTuesdays video. New to #TextingTuesdays? Watch the first how-to video here, or keep reading to watch this week’s video on texting in different languages. In this week’s video, Rachel, our Customer Success Manager, shows you how to knock down language barriers […]

#TextingTuesdays: How To Get Students To Opt In

#TextingTuesdays: How To Get Students To Opt In

A common question we’re asked is: “How do I collect my students’ cell phone numbers?” The answer is simpler than you think. In fact, you probably even have your students’ cell phone numbers already! Watch this week’s #TextingTuesdays video to learn how to get those phone numbers and start texting your students. Haley, one of our Business Development […]

Your Guide to Holiday Emojis

Your Guide to Holiday Emojis

It’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through December! It’s a busy time full of holiday shopping, travel, and of course, exams. Send your students some much-needed holiday cheer with 18 of the best holiday emojis. Find these holiday emojis on your phone’s keyboard, or simply copy them below: Copy & Paste: 🌟  ❄️  🔔  🔥  🏔  🎁 […]

Send Texts On-the-Go with New Android User App

Send Texts On-the-Go with New Android User App

Texting students from your phone is simple and secure with the new Android mobile app for Signal Vine users. You can now text your students from wherever you are. All you have to do is download the app! The app is easy to use and very similar to the web platform. Since you already know how […]

#TextingTuesdays: How To Use Your Texting Time Wisely

#TextingTuesdays: How To Use Your Texting Time Wisely

Welcome back to #TextingTuesdays! Today, you’ll learn strategies for using Signal Vine more efficiently. Texting doesn’t have to take up a lot of time, as Joe Weinstein, our Director of Operations and Planning, shares on the blog. Here’s a sneak peak: going out of the office doesn’t mean going off the grid. Set up out-of-office replies using the Auto Responder feature to […]

5 Ways to Use MMS

5 Ways to Use MMS

Texting with your students is more fun and effective than ever before with the addition of MMS to your Signal Vine account. What is MMS? It stands for Multimedia Messaging Service, meaning you and your students can share images, GIFs, and other multimedia files. Remember: a picture is worth a thousand words! GIFs make the world go ’round. MMS opens […]