The College used Blackboard/Connect to deploy the following three types of emergency notification alerts to inform faculty/staff and students of emergencies on campus requiring immediate action:

  • Text Messaging: Individuals with cell phone numbers specified in the Banner system are included in the notification delivery. Individuals must opt out in order to be excluded from this service.
  • Broadcast Messaging: The Security/Campus Safety personnel can include broadcasting of emergency messages to classrooms and offices where it is displayed on computer monitors and/or projected onto screens or monitors through computer projection technology.
  • Digital Signage: Digital signs have been installed throughout the College and are used to display emergency messages also.

These systems are tested at least once a year and combine to provide timely emergency notification to all individuals on any CCTC campus.