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This tutorial will introduce you to using Messaging within your CommCare application.    This will be based on a very simple application (registration of a pregnant woman and tracking of pregnant women.).  We'll add some basic messaging to the application including a welcome message to registered women, a message to remind women to visit the clinic if she has danger signs and messages to health workers to remind them of delivery dates. 

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titleReviewing CommCare and Case Management

Before starting this tutorial, please make sure you've completed the Beginner Tutorial and Basic Case Management Tutorial. This contains important information about setting up a basic CommCare application.

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titleLearning Objectives for Messaging Beginnner Tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn the following:

  • Choosing the SMS connection for a project
  • Registering a case that has a phone number that can be used for Messaging
  • Adding a phone number to a mobile worker so that they can send and receive messages
  • Setup a Reminder that is sent to all cases
  • Setup a Conditional Reminder
  • Setup a Reminder That Sends Based on a Date in a Case
  • Viewing Messages in the Reminder Calendar and Message Log

Before starting this tutorial, setup a new project space, unless you've already done so.  

Tutorial Contents

  1. Messaging Beginner Tutorial Home Page
  2. Choose an SMS Connection for Project
  3. Register a Case For Messaging
  4. Configure a Follow Up Form
  5. Setup a Mobile Worker for Messaging
  6. Welcome Message Reminder - This will send a message to newly registered cases giving them some info
  7. Conditional Reminders - This will be sent to mothers with danger signs
  8. Date Based Reminder - This will be sent to health workers before mothers are due for delivery
  9. Testing and Viewing Scheduled Reminders

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Choose an SMS Connection for Project