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#Select '''Save Announcement As Draft''' if you are not ready to submit for approval. Click '''Save & Submit Announcement''' if you are ready to submit the announcement. <div class="toccolours mw-collapsible innercollapse" style="width:944px">[[File:Announcements2.JPG]]</div>
 
#Select '''Save Announcement As Draft''' if you are not ready to submit for approval. Click '''Save & Submit Announcement''' if you are ready to submit the announcement. <div class="toccolours mw-collapsible innercollapse" style="width:944px">[[File:Announcements2.JPG]]</div>
 
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#If all required fields are completed, you will see a confirmation on next screen. <div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:1000px">[[File:Announcements3.JPG | 1000px]]</div>
#You may need to adjust the Status of your announcement. Click '''Home''' at the top of Announcement form. <div class="toccolours mw-collapsible innercollapse" style="width:px">[[File:Announcements4.JPG | px]]</div>
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#You may need to adjust the Status of your announcement. Click '''Home''' at the top of Announcement form. <div class="toccolours mw-collapsible innercollapse" style="width:px">[[File:Announcements4.JPG |1000px]]</div>
#Select '''Submitted''' to either Return to Draft or Delete your announcement.  (Return to Draft allows you to continue to edit your announcement before it is submitted for review and approval. <div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:px">[[File:Announcements5.JPG | px]]</div>]
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#Select '''Submitted''' to either Return to Draft or Delete your announcement.  (Return to Draft allows you to continue to edit your announcement before it is submitted for review and approval. <div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:1000px">[[File:Announcements5.JPG |1000px]]</div>
 
#Once approved, the '''Approval Status''' will change from '''Pending''' to '''Approved.''' <div class="toccolours mw-collapsible innercollapse" style="width:1000px">[[File:Announcements6.JPG | 1000px]][[File:Annoucements-approved.jpg|1000px]]</div>
 
#Once approved, the '''Approval Status''' will change from '''Pending''' to '''Approved.''' <div class="toccolours mw-collapsible innercollapse" style="width:1000px">[[File:Announcements6.JPG | 1000px]][[File:Annoucements-approved.jpg|1000px]]</div>
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==Managing Announcements==
 
==Managing Announcements==

Revision as of 14:28, 17 June 2021

A typical daily announcement email

Coming Soon: Changes in to how to submit Daily Announcements

The process for submitting Daily Announcements will be changing in the near future as part of a transition to a newly redesigned Announcements system.

Starting June 21st, Announcement requests should be entered using the WPU Announcement Submission Form located on the Employees tab in WPconnect under Information Technology - Resources. Announcements requests should no longer be created through the Helpdesk ticketing system.

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Announcement requests will be reviewed and, once approved, be published to a redesigned Announcements webpage (available at www.wpunj.edu/announcements) as well as the Daily Announcements on WPconnect's Home tab.

A Daily Announcements email displaying each day's newly approved announcements will continue to be sent out. Previously approved announcements will remain published on the Announcements webpage and WPconnect Home tab for the requested posting duration.

At the time of transition, all announcements active in the current system will be added to the new system.

If you have any questions or concerns about this transition, please contact our IT Helpdesk at www.wpunj.edu/help or (973) 720-4357.

Thank you.

Information Technology

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Submitting Announcements

Prior to June 21st, requests were made using the Web HelpDesk ticket system. We have now transitioned to using the WPU Announcement Submission Form on WPconnect. This application can be found in the Information Technology Resources area of the Employee tab.

Important Notes

  1. Announcements are sent Monday through Friday, daily, except during university holidays or when closed. Announcements also display in WPconnect until the announcement expires.
  2. Announcements should be submitted only once, and will appear in the announcement email one time only. Regarding events where a "hold the date" announcement was submitted, one additional announcement, as the event gets closer, is permitted.
  3. Duplicate announcements submitted by multiple departments will appear from the department that first submitted the request.
  4. All announcements must be submitted by 10:00 a.m. in order to be sent out the same day.
  5. If the announcement is coming from a group or club, the advisor/director of that group or club should submit the announcement.
  6. If the announcement is related to student research or academic work, the student's research advisor should be included in the request and approve posting.
  7. Students with requests that do not have a club, organizational, or academic affiliation should contact the Dean of Students (in the Vice President for Student Development's office) for consultation.
  8. Any announcement determined to be outside of WPUNJ business function of the submitter's department or organization may require approval from the respective Vice President's Office of the department submitting the request.

Submitting Announcements on WPConnect

  1. Visit the Employees tab and search for or click on the WPU Announcement Submission Form (found in the Information Technology Resources section.)
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  2. Select New Announcement
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  3. Fill out form entirely.
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  4. Utilize the Audience dropdown to select who will see your announcement Students, Employees or Everyone.
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  5. For more details on the image upload section, please see the additional guidance on images for announcements section of the announcement
  6. Select Save Announcement As Draft if you are not ready to submit for approval. Click Save & Submit Announcement if you are ready to submit the announcement.
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  7. If all required fields are completed, you will see a confirmation on next screen.
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  8. You may need to adjust the Status of your announcement. Click Home at the top of Announcement form.
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  9. Select Submitted to either Return to Draft or Delete your announcement. (Return to Draft allows you to continue to edit your announcement before it is submitted for review and approval.
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  10. Once approved, the Approval Status will change from Pending to Approved.
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  11. Click Go to Live Announcements to view all current announcements.
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Managing Announcements

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Additional guidance on images for announcements

  1. Announcements can now include a thumbnail image that will be displayed on the main announcements page. Each announcement can also have a header image at the top of the individual announcement details page. Both are in addition to the PDF attachment to include event details, flyer information, departmental announcements etc.
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