Communication options with parents

There are many ways to communicate with parents using the parent portal. Here is a summary table showing what happens when you use a particular type of communication channel.

Type of communicationIs an email sent?Can you attach information?Can parents opt out?Can parents reply?Can I track replies?
Message & announcementOptionalLinksNoNoNo
Task (no submission)YesYes - files & pagesNoThey can 'mark as done'Yes
Task (online submission)YesYes - files & pagesNoYes - they can upload a replyYes
Recommend pagesOptionalCustom messageNoNoCan see if they have viewed the page
Follow pageNoNoYesNoNo
Follow commentsYesNoYesNoNo