Arizona State U adds new mass notification system

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  • Arizona State University chose Blackboard Connect for its new mass notification system, which will use email, texts, RSS, Facebook and Twitter to send emergency notifications and important campus updates to students, faculty and staff.
  • The system began operating on Jan. 1, and students, faculty and staff were automatically enrolled in late December and prompted through the MyASU web portal to update, customize or opt out of the system, which also allows users options such as choosing which campus location they receive information from.
  • ASU has a longstanding relationship with Blackboard, having previously adopted the company's learning management system, Blackboard Learn, in 2001 and Blackboard Student Services in 2011. 

From the article:

Arizona State University (ASU) has implemented a new mass notification system in an effort to improve communication and emergency preparedness. "The safety of those on our campuses is our top priority, which is why we need to be able to communicate with students, faculty and staff, and other affiliates quickly in an urgent situation," said Allen Clark, director of emergency preparedness at ASU, in a prepared statement. ...

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