Click on Menu and select Content Manager or Find Learning.
Search for the activity you would like to set up an email reminder for (the Search box will be in the same place no matter which route you used above).
Click on the Common Tasks button next to the content if you have used Find Learning or click on its link and then click on the Set email reminders link if you are using Content Manager.
Click on the Email Reminders tab on the right-hand side.
Click on the New Email button.
You will be taken to the Email Reminders wizard with 3 steps to complete.
Step 1This step allows you to write a customised email reminder. You can use the custom fields on the right hand side to automatically populate the email with key information such as first name, last name or activity name. To do this, double-click on one of the Custom fields items and it will be inserted into your message. An example of a customised email is shown below with the custom fields inserted into the text.
Click on the Send Test Email button to review the email before sending it to recipients (the test email is sent to the email address of the account that you are using).
If you are happy with the email (a copy of the above example is shown below), click the Next button at the bottom of the screen to progress to Step 2 of the wizard
Step 2The options at this step allow you to determine the recipients of the email either by Selected Groups, Selected Categories and/or Completion Status.
You could choose to just send to everyone who has not yet completed the content by clicking on the Completion Status link and unticking the Completed box (see image 1). Alternatively, you could select a group of users, such as the HR department shown in image 2, by clicking on the links next to Groups or Categories. Email reminders can also be set up in this way to advise a whole department that this training has just been added to their My Activities portlet.
Click on the Next button when you are happy with the options you have chosen.