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    Staff Briefing Messages

    First of all, this community has been excellent for problem solving issues surrounding my job. This is my first post on these threads regarding a problem so I will appreciate any support.

    We have had a request in our school to display a pop up message once a user has logged into the system.

    This would contain a staff briefing that could be modified by staff but not by students. Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated. I really do not know where to start with this one.

    Thank You,
    Martin

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    I could see this getting anoying.

    So you want a message to appear everytime you log on to a computer. I dont know how to help you but It might be better to either Twitter feed onto a Intranet page or edit the intranet page instead.

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    I can see it peeing people off as well! That's SLT for you!

    Yeah, I was thinking an internet based facility. But it has been requested for pop ups to ensure the briefing has been seen and not ignored

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    have a look at AUP informant on here. might do it.

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    The way my county council do it is to have an intranet/internet page, force it as the homepage of IE, then set IE to automatically load up on login. It's annoying, but it does work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinpafc View Post
    I can see it peeing people off as well! That's SLT for you!

    Yeah, I was thinking an internet based facility. But it has been requested for pop ups to ensure the briefing has been seen and not ignored
    But the issue then is people will just close the popups because they'll get annoyed with them... so just because they pop up it doesn't mean they're read. Are you going to force them to stay open or X minutes then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinpafc View Post
    I can see it peeing people off as well! That's SLT for you!

    Yeah, I was thinking an internet based facility. But it has been requested for pop ups to ensure the briefing has been seen and not ignored
    If you want it to be at all successful you need to make sure it only pops up when the message changes, and once dismissed, does not pop up again until the next change. If it pops up at every login, people will quickly learn that it's not relevant and ignore it. People are very good at clicking OK on things without reading them (i.e. every error message that ever pops up).

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    Use a hta.


    AUP
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    +1 for HTA option. I've used HTA for similar reasons previously

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    We have an PHP intranet which people can post messages to - all pc's have IE in the startup folder and launch the intranet noticeboard on login.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    But the issue then is people will just close the popups because they'll get annoyed with them... so just because they pop up it doesn't mean they're read. Are you going to force them to stay open or X minutes then?
    That would never work, people would just get on with something else and leave it ignored in the background.

    The only way to be certain is to force focus onto the pop up every second and require a multiple choice quiz on the messages therein to close it.

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