Let Students Easily Check Their Meal Card Balance

Let Students Easily Check Their Meal Card Balance

Let Students Easily Check Their Meal Card Balance

Challenge

  • Most post-secondary institutions allow students to use a meal card to pay for food at many places across campus. However, students can't check their balance unless they log in to a website. How can you make this process easier for students to determine how much is left on their meal cards?

We Can Help

  • Keep students informed of their balances
  • Make it easier to check balances

Here's How

By leveraging SMS shortcodes and SimplyCast 360 automation, you can provide students with an available balance on request as well as a way to text to receive a link to a directory of places that accepts meal cards.

  1. Input Balances

    Feed the current balance of the meal cards into our system via an API connection. Create a new field for this information to be stored, named %%BALANCE%%.

  2. Set Up Your Shortcode

    Create a keyword, such as MEALCARD, for your campaign. You can now set up a campaign to automatically send the %%BALANCE%% field to the student when they text in MEALCARD BALANCE.

  3. Create a Campaign for Places that Accept Meal Cards

    Set up a campaign using your MEALCARD keyword. This time, when students text MEALCARD LOCATION they will be provided with a URL that shows a list of all places that accepts meal cards.

Resources

Use Case Identification for Let Students Easily Check Their Meal Card Balance

Use Case ID: WUC038

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