Using Text and Number Alerts

Use the "Create Alert" button to immediately place a message on the screen on top of anything already being displayed. Alerts stay on screen until you dismiss them. Alerts are most commonly used when you need to alert a parent that their child needs attention.

Tap the Create Alert button

Tap the Create Alert button

 

Type in your alert and tap "Done"

Type in your alert and tap "Done"

You can also tap the send button on the on-screen keyboard, or the return key on a bluetooth keyboard to immediately show the alert.

Choose the on-screen position and background, then tap "Show"

Choose the on-screen position and background, then tap "Show"
  1. In this picture, the alert is in the default position of the bottom left. Tap any of the nine sections in the grid to move the alert to a different area of the screen.
  2. The default is white text with no background but you can also choose to show a black background around the alert or a white background with black text.
  3. Tapping the "Show" button will close this pop-up and immediately show your alert on your screen. "Cancel" will close this pop-up and not save any changes.

Your alert message is shown

Your alert message is shown
  1. On the iPad, the alert button now says, "Dismiss Alert", and is highlighted in orange when an alert is shown on the screen. Tap the button again to turn the alert off.
  2. On the iPhone, the "A" button is highlighted in green when an alert is shown on the screen. Tap the button again to turn the alert off.

Note: Only one alert can be shown at a time, so if you need to show another alert, tap the button to dismiss the first one, and then create a second one.

Set the default Alert Keyboard Type

Set the default Alert Keyboard Type

By default, the Alert Keyboard Type is set to Number in the Settings box. However, if you typically need to present Text alerts during your service, you can change the default to Text. If you need a combination, begin creating an alert, and use the keyboard's built-in text/number buttons to switch.

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