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First steps

What is Scrit?

Scrit is the communication platform for news at the University of Bayreuth. Scrit makes communication faster, easier, and more direct. A central and secure platform for students, lecturers, and administrators. Scrit always keeps you up-to-date and provides you with the latest news on our courses, research groups, and degree programmes.

    • Reliable and safe

    • Extensive reach

    • Targeted audience

Download the app now and never miss another message again!

How does Scrit work?

    • Efficient use of e-mails

    • Via Scrit, communication takes place largely without the use of e-mails. As soon as a message is written on Scrit, it can be accessed immediately by the target group without any time delay. Only in the dynamic groups is e-mail notification available to the authors of a message as an alternative to push notification. The use of e-mail notification on Scrit is described in more detail here.

    • Push notifications

    • In the Scrit app, only push notifications are sent to subscribed channels. To receive notifications from additional channels, one must actively follow the channels via Scrit or cmlife. Following optional channels is described here.

Start page

The start page on Scrit is composed of two sections. The left area contains the assigned channels and chats, the right area of the start page displays all messages in the selected channel in chronological order. The messages in the channels and chats are always sorted according to when they were published.


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Search function

With the help of the search function above the assigned channels, you are able to search specifically for a subscribed channel and retrieve the messages in this channel. Using the - symbol, you can search for and follow other faculties, research groups, and courses.

Returning to cmlife

To return to cmlife, you have two options:


  • You can get back to cmlife by clicking on Profile > cmlife.
  • You can get to the corresponding channel on cmlife by clicking on the - symbol in the upper right area of a channel.

Channels

Types of Channels

On Scrit, messages can be created in four different areas.

  • Organizationen

    Under organization all messages from faculties, teaching units, and service units of the University of Bayreuth are typed.
  • Courses

    All messages from observed or logged-in courses are displayed under Courses.
  • Study programmes

    Publishing a messages specifically in a degree programme is carried out via the channel of that degree programme. All students enrolled in the programme will receive the message. In addition, messages from other degree programmes can be viewed via Scrit using the channel search.
  • Groups

    Groups represent the most specific channel on Scrit. Groups can be used to target individual students in a programme and notify them about the group. Further information on this topic can be found in the Groups section.

Default subscribed channels

On Scrit, predefined channels are assigned to each person by default. These channels can no longer be unfollowed manually. The channels that are permanently assigned to both students and employees are the organizations University of Bayreuth, University Library, IT Service Centre and Language Center, as well as the channel New Features, which provides news in cmlife. In addition, students and staff receive specific, permanently assigned channels:

  • Students

    In addition to the channels subscribed to by default, students receive all enrolled degree programmes, as well as the faculties and teaching units belonging to the degree programmes as a permanently assigned channel.
  • Staff

    Staff members still receive their assigned organizations as a permanently assigned channel in addition to the default subscribed channels.

Following an organization

In order to receive messages from other organizations in addition to the permanently assigned ones, you can also follow them manually. To do this, click on the icon next to My Channels and search for the corresponding organization. Once the organization is selected, you can follow it by clicking on the icon in the upper right corner and adding it to your own channels.

Unfollowing an organization

To unfollow an organization, click on the icon in the upper right corner of the organization and select Unfollow.

Following a course

To receive messages about a course, the course must either be followed or you must be logged in as a course participant. It is possible to search for new courses via Scrit. To do this, click on the icon next to My Channels and search for the corresponding course. Once the course is selected, you can jump to the course on cmlife using the symbol in the upper right area. Here the course can be watched using the icon or registration can be carried out via the registration button for the course. In either case, the course will be added to the assigned channels on the start page.

Unfollowing a course

To unfollow a course, click on the icon in the upper right corner of the course and click on Watch me/Participate. The course will then open via cmlife. Deselecting the watch option via the - symbol or deregistering from the course will make it disappear from your assigned channels.

Viewing messages from a different degree programme

News from other degree programmes can also be retrieved using Scrit. To do so, simply click on the - icon next to My Channels and search for the relevant degree programme. After that, you will be able to browse through all the messages in the degree programme. Important: In order to be able to find a degree programme under My Channels, you must either be enrolled in it or be responsible for the degree programme.

Read function

As an administrator of a channel, you also have the option to see the number of views for a message via the viewed statistics.


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The upper limit of persons always stands for the number of persons who follow the channel at that time via active following, actual participation, or course watching. All persons who have also read the message are summarized, thus a value > 100% is also achievable in the read statistics.

Manage administrators of a channel

With the Admin role in a channel, it is possible to add further administrators to the channel or to write messages in the channel. At first open the participant list of the channel by clicking the - icon in the upper right area. Then the admin administration can be started by clicking on the pencil icon in the lower right area of the page. In the admin administration using the search function, staff members can be searched for and added to the Admin role.

Groups

Static group

Scrit enables programme advisors to create individual student groups in a programme and notify them of any news.

    • Creating a new static group

      To create a new group, programme advisors can click on the the icon next to My Channels and then use New Group to create a new group for a programme assigned to the person.

    • Add participants to a static group

      To add participants to a group, you must first switch to the overview page of a group. To do this, click on the - symbol in the upper right area of the group and then select the participant list via Participants. Using the - symbol in the lower right area, students can now be added to the group. The students can be filtered by their study status, but it is also possible to add specific students by name or search by enrolment number.

    • Inviting participants to a static group

      Once the students have been added to the group, they can be invited to the group and will be notified accordingly. To do this, check the box next to the students and click on Invite participants.


    • Remove participants from a static group

      To remove participants from a group, the student must first be selected in the participant overview by checking the box. Subsequently, the selected students can be deleted from the group via Remove participant.

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E-mail distribution lists via Scrit: Scrit always updates the relevant group of people for a message automatically; thus manually maintaining long distribution lists is no longer necessary.

    • Create new dynamic group

      To create a new group, authorized persons can create a new dynamic group via the icon next to My Channels and then clicking New Group > Group Type: Dynamic.


      To create a group, the group name must first be specified. Next, the people assigned to the group must be selected. Specific roles can be added to the dynamic group via Rights. In addition, the group creators can specify whether staff members of a specific area are to be addressed or whether the group also includes staff members from a lower level.


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    • Writing messages in a dynamic group

      Messages in dynamic groups have two special features:


      • E-mail notification as an additional notification channel

        Message creators can specify that participants are also to be notified about the new message on Scrit via e-mail. For this purpose, the slider next to the e-mail notification must be activated.


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      • Automatically updating the list of participants

        When sending a message, the list of participants of the dynamic group is always recalculated and updated. Using Preview participants, the addressee group of the message can be viewed at any time. Through the link to CAMPUSonline, the dynamic groups address those people relevant to the time of the message; manual maintenance, such as that of e-mail distribution lists, is thus unnecessary.

    • Rights filter

      When creating dynamic groups on Scrit, you can distinguish between the following rights. Several rights profiles can be selected at the same time.


      Student management
      Staff members with access to all student files on CAMPUSonline
      Student office
      Staff members of the Student Office
      Exam Management
      Staff members of the Exam Management
      Module management
      Staff members with access to all module responisbility on CAMPUSonline
      Local exam Management
      Staff members who can manage examination dates on CAMPUSonline
      Room management
      Staff members who can manage room reservations on CAMPUSonline
      Course management
      Staff members who can manage teaching on CAMPUSonline
      Organization management
      Staff members who can manage organisational properties on CAMPUSonline
      Organization assistant
      Staff members who are registered as secretaries on CAMPUSonline
      Curriculum management
      Staff members who can use the SPO management on CAMPUSonline
      Program management
      Staff members who have the right to administrate a degree programme on CAMPUSonline (e.g. deans, deans of studies, persons responsible for degree programmes or programme supervisors).
      Scrit admin
      Internal role in Scrit
      Scrit post
      Internal role in Scrit
      Dynamic group admin
      Internal role in Scrit

    Manage administrators of a group

    With the Admin role in a group, it is possible to add further administrators to a group or to write messages in the group. At first open the participant list of the group by clicking the - icon in the upper right area. Then the admin administration can be started by clicking on the pencil icon in the lower right area of the page. In the admin administration using the search function, staff members can be searched for and added to the Admin role.

    Chats neu

    What are chats?

    Chats on Scrit allow you to switch to direct communication with another person. Currently, this feature is only available to the administrators of a channel or group. They can start communication with a person from the same channel or group via the corresponding channel or group on Scrit.

    Starting a new chat

    Administrators of a channel or group start the chat by first selecting the list of participants via the icon in the upper right area of the channel or group and then clicking on Participants. The chat icon in the line of a participant can now be used to start one-to-one communication with the participant.

    Read function

    The done_all - symbol indicates that the message has been read by the subscriber.

    Writing messages

    Neue Nachricht schreiben

    To write a new message in a channel, click on the - icon in the lower right area of the channel. In groups or degree programmes, only programme advisors have the possibility to write a new message. On the course and organization level, messages can only be written if you have been assigned special rights in CAMPUSonline.


    write

    To create a new message, you can use various elements for text layout. You have the possibility to display single words in bold, italic, or strikethrough. Furthermore, you can define different signature levels, display lists, or set links in the message. Messages may be written in German or English, and the author of a message has the possibility to activate or deactivate replying to the message via the parameter Allow comments.


    Using the icon, you can also preview the composed message before actually writing it.


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    Writing a message in Markdown

    Markdown is an easy way to format text that looks great on any device. The following uses of keyboard symbols are available for styling the message using Markdown.


    Markdown
    Preview
    *Italic*
    Italic
    **Bold**
    Bold
    # Header 1

    Header 1

    ## Header 2

    Header 2

    [Open Scrit-Documentation in a new tab](https://scrit.docs.indibit.eu/scrit-docs/)
    > Blockquote
    Blockquote

    * Item 1
    * Item 2
    * Item 3

    • Item 1
    • Item 2
    • Item 3

    1. Item 1
    2. Item 2
    3. Item 3

    1. Item 1
    2. Item 2
    3. Item 3
    Horizontal line
    ---
    Horizontal line

    Marking a message as helpful

    Messages can generally be marked as helpful by students or staff. This serves as basic feedback for the author.

    Commenting on a message

    If the comment function has been activated, students and staff can discuss and exchange ideas below the composed message.

    FAQ

    iOS users

    After the first successful login, you will be asked whether you would like to receive notifications. Please select Allow here. If you have selected Do not allow, you can change this at any time change this at any time later in the settings.


    1. From your device’s home screen, tap the Settings icon.
    2. From the “Settings” menu, tap “Notifications”.
    3. From here, find the app you wish to receive push notifications for.
    4. From here, tap “Allow Notifications” and then choose your options for how you wish to receive push notifications.

    Android users

    After the first successful login, you will be asked whether you would like to receive notifications. Please select Allow here. If you have selected Do not allow, you can change this at any time change this at any time later in the settings.


    1. From the device’s home screen, open the Settings app
    2. Tap Apps, Applications, or Applications Manager (Terms and steps vary by device).
    3. You will be brought to a list of the apps downloaded onto your device. Scroll through the list and tap on the app you wish to receive push notifications for.
    4. To enable push notifications, simply tap on how Notifications from this screen. You will see a check mark that will ensure you have enabled push notifications for this app.

    Known issues with Android notifications

    In some cases, certain Android devices or third-party apps may block Slack from sending mobile notifications. Below you’ll find some steps you can take to troubleshoot the issues we’re aware of.

    Android 6.0+

    1. From the app drawer, tap Settings.
    2. Select Battery.
    3. Tap the Overflow menu icon and choose Battery Optimazation.
    4. Tap the downward caret and choose All apps
    5. Tab Scrit, then tap Don’t optimize.

    Android 7+

    1. From the app drawer, tap Settings.
    2. Tap Apps.
    3. Find and tap Scrit
    4. Select Battery, then tap Battery Optimisation.
    5. From here, select the Apps not optimised option and change it to All apps.
    6. Find Scrit in this list and set to Don’t optimise.

    Android 9

    1. From the app drawer, tap Settings.
    2. Select Battery.
    3. Choose Adaptive Battery.
    4. Tap Restricted apps and make sure Scrit is not listed.