My School Portal’s Notifications feature allows a school to send out web push notifications to selected students or guardians.

Web push notifications are clickable messages that come from a website and alert the student or guardian on their PC or mobile device even when the website is not open on their browser.

These are similar to mobile App Push Notifications (notifications sent by a mobile app that land in your notification tray) except that they work on websites instead of apps and can be accessed on all devices (desktop, mobile, tablet, etc.).

Web Push Notifications work with the same degree of precision and quality across different devices, platforms and browsers. Users can subscribe and receive notifications on their desktop or an Android phone.

This new messaging feature helps re-engage parents and students without intruding upon their privacy or requiring them to check their email. Users simply need to subscribe to notifications from the portal when they are prompted to online. Adaptability and reach are also guaranteed as Web Push Notifications currently work on over 85% of devices.