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Mass notification systems & services from Blackboard

Reach everyone faster than ever with the confidence that your messages are being received. 

Make your messages better

All of your audiences depend on quick and reliable communications. Easily deliver tailored communications, whether it’s a general update or an emergency.

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Mass notifications to fit your needs

The leading mass notification system for higher ed

Engage your entire campus using the mass notification system students, faculty, and staff prefer. Send important messages within minutes via phone, text, email and social media to help ensure safety, increase engagement, and improve enrollment and retention.

For unified, critical communications

Alert your organization in an emergency. Notify employees of schedule changes and location closures. Support disaster-response strategies. Engage your constituents with timely and targeted outreach. Easily deliver recipient-specific information en masse.

Fast, reliable, effective communications

Our mass notification system enables you to reach anyone, anytime, for more effective emergency notifications and community outreach. Create and send messages faster than ever. No other product delivers the quality, speed, or reliability you get from Blackboard.

Bringing home vital school communications

Send timely, targeted messages to your school and community with our mass notification system. Reach your students, parents, community, and staff in minutes via phone calls, text messages, emails, and social media. Enhance safety, parental involvement, and student achievement.

Key features

Give community members the information they need

Empower your district to reach parents and community members on their channel of preference, whether via voice, text, email, web, or social. Your message will be delivered through a speedy, reliable, high-capacity system for emergency notifications.

Communicate reliably

Reliability when seconds count

Our quick, reliable emergency notification system helps you keep your parents and community members informed.

data integration

Simplify your data integration

Seamless integrations within Blackboard products and dozens of 3rd party data systems saves you time.

Instantly deliver messages

Instantly deliver messages

We can transmit 3.2 million texts and 1.8 million emails per hour, enabling you to reach your entire community quickly.

Reach your community with ease

To increase student success keep your community up-to-date with important school and student information. Communicate with all community members in their language on the devices they prefer all from your mobile device.

Manage communications

Manage communications via mobile

Send messages from your smartphone. Target recipients, set delivery schedules, and review scheduled and sent messages all from your device.

Communicate in many languages

Communicate in many languages

Remove barriers to your diverse community by communicating with parents and others in their native language.

Send information

Send information to your stakeholders

Communicate with your parents and community about emergencies, school closures, report cards, field trips, lunch balances, bus route changes, and more.

Give your schools a dependable notification system

Reliable communications are critical to the success of your students, on a daily basis and in times of emergency. Blackboard gives you a reliable and secure platform with the capacity to deliver information to targeted audiences quickly.

Unmatched 99.999% uptime

Unmatched 99.999% uptime

Count on the proven power of Blackboard Connect’s mass notification system to deliver messages during emergencies.

State-of-the-art safeguards for data

State-of-the-art safeguards for data

We protect personal student and parent information with robust security that implements the latest best practices. Blackboard participates in and proudly supports the Student Privacy Pledge.

Free training

Free training

We’ll train your teachers and staff on our latest technologies – so you can concentrate on delivering solutions.

Keep up with your child's school experience

We know that good communication is a key factor for creating successful learning environments for your children. Stay informed by getting regular updates from your school about your child’s educational experience, from grades to field trips to attendance records.

Receive updates

Receive updates from your child’s school

Get text, emails, or phone calls about school delays and closures, report cards, field trips, lunch balances, bus route changes and more.

Select your native language

Select your native language

Your school has the power to communicate with you in your native language. Mass notifications make it easier for you to stay-up-to-date on the latest information about your child and their school.

Monitor your child’s attendance

Monitor your child’s attendance

Students succeed when they attend class. You can help them achieve by receiving attendance notifications from your child’s school.


Notifications that your campus can count on

Send university notifications via the widest range of communication channels—phone, email, SMS, social media, and more. Enhance campus safety with a robust, reliable emergency notification system. Deliver targeted and relevant custom notifications.

Key features

everyone gets the message

Be sure everyone gets the message

Deliver messages via recorded voice, text-to-speech, SMS, email, TTY, Facebook, Twitter, RSS, fax, pager, and CAP.

Rapid-response client care

Rapid-response client care

Blackboard Connect assigns you a dedicated client care representative who is committed to your long-term success, 24/7.

Success stories

Fast, reliable notifications for emergencies

With our mass notification system – proven to deliver 99.999 percent up time – you can send broadcast or customized alerts to individuals via a wide range of communication channels: unlimited phone, e-mail, SMS, social media messaging, and more.

Key features

Unlimited usage

Unlimited usage keeps you on budget

Communicate frequently to provide members of your community with the information they need and the services they want.

personal Flexfield messaging

Powerful, personal Flexfield messaging

Let users send messages by creating a single notification that contains information specific to individual recipients.

receive your messages

Many ways to receive your messages

Our IPAWS-OPEN system with multimodal delivery maximizes the chances that community members get your messages quickly.

Success stories

Reliable notifications for urgent situations

With our mass notification system and robust dashboard, you can send customized alerts to individuals via communication channels including unlimited phone, e-mail, SMS, social media messaging, and more. Rest easy with full message status reports.

Key features

Powerful, easy Flexfield messaging

Powerful, easy Flexfield messaging

Let users send messages by creating a single notification that contains information specific to individual recipients.

Disseminating information in emergency

With unlimited subsites to mirror your organization's structure, send critical messages via cell, television, and radio.

Success stories

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    As chief communications officer, I can’t imagine doing my job without Blackboard notifications.

    Kevin Christian, Public relations officer, Marion County Public Schools

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    What always brings us back to Blackboard is the customer service. Blackboard is worth what we pay.

    Zac Rantz, Director of communications, Nixa Public Schools

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    By using Blackboard Connect, we not only lowered our labor costs but were able to reallocate those resources to tasks that actually increase revenue.

    Shannon Sweeney, Water Resources Manager, Santa Maria Utility Department

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