Announcements: Content associated to subscribed Clubs, Groups or specific Roles usually in the form of a Video or PDF.
Announcements are essential to enable users to view assigned Media. On the page below you can see many options for filtering and searching content – these are here to help Users manage content efficiently.
Users can add new Announcements by selecting the ADD (+) button on the right side of the screen, or they can select the EDIT (pencil) button on an existing Announcement.
Announcements have several attributes associated to them as follows:
On the left you will see:
Whatever is written here will appear in associated apps and web portals for this content. If you are creating an Announcement without having any existing Media Files already added for it, whatever you write here will be passed through as the title for the Media File as well. Announcements are created from Media Files in FKL. You can either upload them at the same time as creating the Announcement or you can upload them separately in Media Files.
This field will feed through to a specific place within the app for users to view. Usually associated to “Tool required: (TOOL NAME). See below screenshot for clarification.
If uploading the Media File at the time you create the Announcement, this field is NOT automatically pushed through into the Media File. You will have to EDIT the newly created Media File to include this field. Media Files are used within WORKOUTS, it is important that the SUB TITLE field is completed for every Media File.
This field feeds through the description section of the announcement shown within the app. Usually this will give users instructions on how to perform specific exercises. See below screenshot for clarification.
This field is used within associated apps to act as a Sub Category. It is possible to have Announcements associated to more than one TAG. See screenshot for clarification. Tags are configured in SETTINGS > TAGS.
Users have the option to Upload new media files, choose from existing uploaded files or embed code from YouTube or Vimeo.
We recommend that all media sources are uploaded directly into FKL so we can make sure that all media is available whenever required.
This field enables Users to select ACTIVE Announcement Categories that this specific Announcement should be associated to. As outlined in Announcement Categories section above, if an Announcement is not associated to a Category it will not show for users within associated apps. It is possible to have Announcements associated to more than one Category.
This field is not used unless you have a specific app that has a "Featured Video" area.
This field enables Users to mark an Announcement as ACTIVE or DISABLED. If an Announcement is marked as DISABLED, it will no longer be visible for users to view (irrespective of any other conditions).
This field gives Users flexibility in time, releasing individual Announcements (not associated to TIMELINE) or delivering Announcements immediately to users.
CONTENT PROVIDERS should always select IMMEDIATELY.
This field gives Users flexibility to choose how long an individual Announcement (not associated to TIMELINE) is visible to users for.
CONTENT PROVIDERS should always use AVAILABLE FOREVER.
This field enables Users to choose specific roles that the Announcement should be visible for.
CONTENT PROVIDERS should always select DELIVER TO SPECIFIC ROLES ONLY and then:
This field enables Users to choose the specific audience of either ALL SUBSCRIBED CLUBS, SPECIFIC RECEIVERS (Clubs) or PRIVATE.
As CONTENT PROVIDERS will be delivering all content through TIMELINE, CONTENT PROVIDERS should always select PRIVATE.
IF CONTENT PROVIDERS want to enable some content to be available to all user at any point, they can select the other options.
It is important to note here that the selection of Audience DOES NOT affect how content is distributed according to Timed Content. I.e. if you have made content private, then this content will not be visible to any users EXCEPT if you include it within a subscription to Timed Content.
CREATE AN ANNOUNCEMENT
To add an Announcement users should do the following:
- Select MY DEVELOPMENT
- Hover mouse over MEDIA FILE
- Right click mouse and select OPEN LINK IN NEW TAB
Now you have 2 browser tabs open.
In browser tab 1
- Select ANNOUNCEMENTS and select the ADD (+) button shown in BLUE.
- Enter a TITLE (make sure capitalisation / punctuation is consistent)
- Enter a SUB TITLE
- Enter a DESCRIPTION (make sure that you have descriptions consistently loaded through the system. If you make a mistake on a description, you will need to update in both the Announcement and the Media File)
- Enter TAG(S)
- Select UPLOAD on MEDIA SOURCE options and CHOOSE FILE to upload
- Select 1 or more CATEGORIES to associate to the Announcement to
- Ignore FEATURED checkbox
- In STATUS make sure ENABLED is selected
- In DELIVER make sure IMMEDIATELY is selected
- In PUBLISH UNTIL make sure AVAILABLE FOREVER is selected
- In DELIVER TO make sure DELIVER TO ALL USERS is selected
- In AUDIENCE make sure PRIVATE is selected
- Select CREATE
The Announcement will show the “uploading progress bar” in blue. You can immediately select browser tab 2 to complete the last step of the Media File configuration.
In browser tab 2
- Make sure MEDIA FILE is selected
- Select the EDIT (pencil) button on the new Announcement file you just uploaded
- Type in the SUBTITLE field as it was entered on the Announcement
- Select UPDATE
Now you will be able to upload Announcements and complete Media File configuration.