WSU Tech is pleased to announce MyWSU Tech Alerts, our new notification system. MyWSU Tech Alerts provides the ability to reach WSU Tech students, faculty, and staff in minutes. The service is an efficient way to keep the WSU Tech campus informed and safe. With MyWSU Tech Alerts, WSU Tech can:
- Send urgent information regarding the safety or welfare of everyone on campus
- Deliver timely, targeted, and relevant message about campus closings and delays
- Send time sensitive information about registration, financial aid, or other student issues
- Enhance student engagement by quickly sending messages via text and voice on their mobile devices as well as personal and WSU Tech emails.
All students may receive the alerts in their WSU Tech –issued email account. Students who have supplied WSU Tech with a cell phone number will receive an automated introductory text message. WSU Tech strongly encourages students and employees not to opt out. In an emergency situation, the alert system will attempt to contact you via all the methods you have provided. Depending on where you are at during the emergency, a text message could be the quickest way to alert you of the situation.
How does MyWSU Tech Alerts work?
MyWSU Tech Alerts allows WSU Tech administrators to send recorded messages to WSU Tech students, faculty, and staff by mobile phone, landline phone, and e-mail within minutes.
In the event of an emergency, MyWSU Tech Alerts uses the contact information you have provided during the admissions/enrollment process to send messages directly to students, faculty, and staff. The entire campus community can be notified in about 15 minutes.
The system can also be used to deliver timely, targeted, and relevant message about campus closings as well as time sensitive information about registration, financial aid, or other student issues.
WSU Tech has partnered with Blackboard Connect to provide MyWSU Tech Alerts.
How do I sign up to receive MyWSU Tech Alerts?
Simple, just click on this link https://watc.bbcportal.com/ and follow the instructions. You do not need to be a student to receive MyWSU Tech Alerts. Students, parents and anyone else who cares to receive alerts about WSU Tech can sign up.
Is there a fee for the MyWSU Tech Alerts System?
No, this service is free for WSU Tech students. Only your cellular phone carrier’s normal charges will apply.
What phone number will I see on my Caller ID when I receive a MyWSU Tech Alerts? I want to program that number into my phone.
myWSU Tech Alerts phone calls will come from 630-79 or 231-77. Emergency and Outreach Text messages will come from 630-79 or 231-77.
We recommend that you save these numbers as “MyWSU Tech Alerts” and program a unique and audible ring tone for calls and texts coming from those numbers, especially if you normally have your mobile phone on vibrate mode (for instance, when you’re in class or meetings). Your mobile carrier should be able to provide you with instructions on how to do this on your particular phone model.
From what email address will MyWSU Tech Alerts be sent? How can I keep MyWSU Tech Alerts emails from going to my junk mail folder?
MyWSU Tech Alerts emails will be sent from email@example.com. You can add the firstname.lastname@example.org address to your safe senders list to prevent messages from being filtered to your junk mail.
How do I make sure my contact information is up to date so that it can be available for use in emergencies?
Log on to your MyWSU Tech account (https://firefly.wsutech.edu/cp/home/displaylogin). If you are a student, go to the Student Records section, and click the Update My Personal Information link; staff and faculty can view their information using Self Service Banner, (Personal Information link).
Will you share my contact information anyone? Who will have access to it?
No. WSU Tech will not use this for any reason other than an emergency and official communication from the college.
Blackboard Connect does not sell, lease, share, or rent personally identifiable information (names, addresses, phone numbers, etc.) to any companies or persons outside of Blackboard Connect or Blackboard Connect service providers.
Other students received emergency (or test) MyWSU Tech Alerts messages, but I did not. What should I do?
You should first check your voicemail/answering machine (mobile, work, and/or home) to ensure that you simply didn’t miss the call(s).
If messages weren’t left on these recording devices for all of the contact numbers you’ve provided, check your contact information to ensure that it is accurate and up to date.
If your contact information appears to be correct, you should report that you did not receive the MyWSU Tech Alerts to 316-677-9906.
What should I do if I receive an emergency call or e-mail from WSU Tech?
If you receive an emergency message via MyWSU Tech Alerts
- Listen to or read the entire message.
- Take the message seriously.
- Follow any instructions given in the message.
If classes are cancelled due to a weather related emergency, will I get a message from MyWSU Tech Alerts?
What if I don’t want to receive MyWSU Tech Alert messages?
We really encourage you to stay opted-in to the alerts but if you choose to opt-out, please complete the following form: myWSU Tech Opt-in/Opt-Out Form and return it to the front desk at either the NCAT campus or Southside Campus. Note: Students will still receive alerts to their WSU Tech email address.
If you choose to opt back in, simply text “Subscribe WSU Tech” to either 23177 or 63079 and you will begin receiving the texts again.
REMEMBER: Opting out stops the ability for WSU Tech to send timely emergency messages. We encourage you to receive these messages!