Have a big announcement that you need to send to a group of employees, or to the whole company? Here is how you do it right on Collage!
The first step to setting up an announcement on Collage is to navigate to the Announcements tab in the left hand menu of the platform.
Creating an announcement
Once you have entered the announcement page you will see a list of previously created announcements depending on if any have previously created. You can scroll through your announcements or use the search bar to narrow down your search.
To create an announcement click on the + Create Announcement button in the top right corner.
From there you will be brought to the page where you can fill out the details of your Announcements
- Title: Give your announcement a nice title that summarizes the contents.
- Description: This will be the body of your announcement. You can include things such as headings, lists, hyperlinks, etc.
- Publish: Click publish to choose who can see it and send the announcement.
Adding hyperlinks to an announcement
Adding hyperlinks to an announcement is super easy! Just type the word you want, highlight it, and select the link button in the toolbar at the top of he description box. Then you can copy and paste the link in the pop up that appears, and click save.
Now that your announcement looks the way you want it to it is time to publish it. Click the Publish button and you will then pick who is going to receive the announcement. You can choose to send it to all employees, or specific employees by department, location, or name.
When you have inputted all of the intended recipients select Save. This will send an email to all of the employees that you have selected to receive the announcement. The announcement will also stay in the announcements section of Collage for employees to view, or comment on.
Edit and delete an announcement
Editing your announcement
To edit an announcement head to the announcements page. Click on the 3 dots to the right of the announcement, then select Edit from the dropdown. This will bring you back to the announcement template page.
Note: Editing an announcement will not send out an additional email.
Deleting your announcement
To delete the announcement Click on the 3 dots to the right of the announcement, then select Delete from the dropdown.
Announcements and comments
You and your employees can now leave comments on an announcement right from the announcements page.
To view comments that have been left on an announcement, click the the blue comment button at the bottom of the announcement.
Adding a comment
To add a comment to an announcement click the the blue comment button at the bottom of the announcement and fill in the "Add a comment..." field. Then click the Add Comment button
Edit and remove comments
Edit: To edit your own comment comment, Click the three dots to the right of the comment, then select Edit from the drop down.
Remove: To delete your own or an employees comment, click the three dots to the right of the comment, then select Remove from the drop down
You're all done!
If you have any questions about setting up announcements please reach out to our support team at Support@collage.co or through the live chat on your page.