It's possible to inform your users about certain events by sending them push notifications. You can set the trigger, sending date and edit the content of the Push Notifications through the 'Course Setting'.

Inform and Scheduled Push Notifications can be send to all users at once or you can send a push notification to a certain group, tag, role or a combination of these!

Follow the steps below to learn how!
 
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Step 1. Navigate to courses in the menu

Step 2. Click on the gear-icon in the top right corner of the course that you want to style and click on 'Settings'.

Step 3. Scroll all the way down until you see "Push Notifications".
Click on the button that says "Add Push Notification". A new window will pop up. 

Step 4. To choose the event for which you like to add/set a Push Notification, click on the down arrow next to "Select a trigger". You will then see the available options: Story Unlocked, Inform, or Scheduled. 

Story Unlocked
This Push Notification will be sent to all users that use the mobile app as soon as a Story Unlocks by Story Based Unlocking (see this tutorial). 

Inform
This Push Notification will be sent as soon as you press 'Send' to all users that use the mobile app or you can choose to filter the users that will receive it. You can choose to send the push notification right now or set a time and date for the message to be send.

If you want to send a push notification to a certain group, tag, role or a combination of these, click on the button that says 'Filter Users' and select the criteria of the users that you want to send this notification.

Scheduled
This Push Notification will be sent to all users on the date you selected, based on the users first day.
For example: setting the number to -1 will send the message one day before the user's first day, and setting it to 10 means the notification will be sent 10 days after the first day.

If you want to send a push notification to a certain group, tag, role or a combination of these, click on the button that says 'Filter Users' and select the criteria of the users that you want to send this notification.

When sent, your Push Notification will look like this:

Editing and Deleting:  
It is not possible to edit an Inform or scheduled message once you hit send.
If you wish to change the message, delete it and create a new one.  
A Story Unlocked notification can be edited,
by clicking on the edit icon. 

Note: If you have a multi language course ( a course that's available in more than 1 language) you need to add the texts for all languages.

Bam! you now know how to set and send Push Notifications! 

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