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SMC Wired Announcement Request Form

Personal Information
It is mandatory that each announcement indicate who the contact person is if more information is needed by someone viewing the announcement in SMC Wired. This field will be posted as the last paragraph at the end of the announcement. By default the Announcement Managers will use the information provided under this section to indicate the contact person for this announcement. If you completing this form for someone else, please include their contact information above. For example: Joe Smith, Ext. 1234.
Distribution Scope

Please indicate the group(s) that you would like to receive your announcement. Although, you can hold down the CTRL key to select multiple groups, please use this feature sparingly, because with current functionality of the Announcement Channel only one role at a time by an announcement manager when an announcement is created. By selecting multiple roles, the posting of the announcement would have to be done multiple times for each role selected.

The Distribution Scope below has been grouped by: Generic Roles (most popular roles); Instructional Orgs/Departments; and Non-Instructional Orgs/Departments

Please Note: For most announcements, ALL USERS (USER) role at the top of the selection list may be the most appropriate since this choice will deliver the message to any one with an SMC Wired account who has elected to receive the Category Type you have selected.
Announcement Information
The title of the announcement. When the announcement is displayed in the portlet, the full title always appears in bold. If a URL was entered, the title serves as a link to the site specified in the URL field.
The URL is optional. If entered, it must be a valid URL, starting with *http://*. For example, an announcement about a news story could include a link to the news article.
If you want to include a link to a flyer about your event, please use this area to upload your file. Your announcement will be created with a link to your document embedded in the title of your announcement. Acceptable file formats include: gif, jpg, png, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx. The maximum file size a user may upload is restricted to 2 MB or 800 KB.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx ppt pptx.
Announcement Category

Each user can specify a different delivery mechanism for each announcement category type. The following choices are available for each category type:

  • Announcements channel only;
  • Email only;
  • Both Announcement Channel and Email;
  • No delivery of a specific type

Each user can customize their delivery options by navigating to [User Name] → My Account from the Dockbar and then clicking on Announcements in the Miscellaneous category. By default if the user makes no elections all category types are delivered to the Announcements channel.

Announcement Delivery
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Default expiration is automatically set to one (1) week but can be adjusted.
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Default expiration is set to midnight.
Form Routing

Certain SMC Wired users have been given administrative rights to create, edit, and manage announcements. Currently these rights have been assigned to the following individuals. Please select the appropriate individual based on your department/area by clicking in the appropriate selection. Your selection below will determine who receives your request via email. The person you select below will be the ONLY person who will receive your form submission.

Additional Comments/Instructions
Please indicate any additional instructions or comments pertaining to your announcement in the space provided below.