Bulk outbound texts can be sent to the Student-Athlete Roster from ARMS on the Web or the ARMS Coach mobile app. Bulk texting through ARMS is one-way communication, meaning that recipients cannot reply to the text.
Texting from the Web
From the Team module:
Click on the page for Rosters
Check the box to the left of the athletes to receive the text
Select Send Text from the menu at the top of the list
Staff can optionally be included on Team Texts
Only Athletes and Staff with a mobile number on their profile will receive the text
Texting from the ARMS Coach App
From the Team Management page, found by clicking the 3 bar icon located in the upper left-hand corner of your screen:
Tap the Action Button at the top, right of the screen (box with arrow icon)
Tap Send Text
From the Team Roster page:
Tap the Menu button at the top, right of the screen (3 dots in a row)
Tap Send Roster SMS
Texting from the mobile app will allow you to send to the active roster or saved manual/smart groups.
What Number are Texts sent from?
The outbound number for team texts can be found in ARMS on the web. From the Administration module:
Click your Sport
Click the tab for SMS
Here your outbound number will display and you have the option to enter a Signature to be included on all texts.
This number is also displayed at the top of the modal before sending the text.