Broadcast Messages

Overview

This area of the system allows for administrators to create and send messages which are then displayed to all active users.

Creating/Sending a Broadcast Message

To display an on-screen message for users:

  1. Click the system menu button (  ) > Administration > Broadcast Messages
  2. Click Create
  3. Fill in the following fields:
    1. Message Type (required) - used to determine the urgency of the message being sent. An Urgent message will be sent and displayed with a warning icon, whereas a message sent with type Notice will send and display with a notice icon.
    2. Start Date - specifies when the message should start being displayed to users. If left blank, the current system time is used as the start date.
    3. End Date - specifies when the message should no longer be displayed to users. If left blank, there is no expiration to the broadcast message.
    4. Subject - displayed in the notification before the message. This field is not required and is HTML escaped to prevent XSS vulnerabilities.
    5. Message (required) - displayed in the content area of the message pop-up. This field is required and is also HTML escaped to prevent XSS vulnerabilities.
  4. Click Submit to send/display the message to all Cascade users.

Viewing/Removing active Broadcast Messages

The table listing shown in the Broadcast Messages interface displays a list of messages that the current user has generated. Messages that have expired (end date has passed) will not be displayed on this screen.

To delete messages:

  1. Use the multi-op checkboxes to select the message(s) you wish to delete
  2. Click the Delete button that appears above the table listing to remove the selected message(s)