Mass Notification

Communicate with your campus community in an instant

Blackboard Connect™ is a time-based notification system designed to help improve enrollment, increase involvement and facilitate campus connections through improved communication. Blackboard Connect has been designed to meet the needs of higher education institutions and offers a bundled set of community outreach, urgent communication and survey notification tools.

Hundreds of higher education institutions are using the Blackboard Connect service to drive their campus communications strategy. Clients use the technology to communicate with all or part of their campus community regarding:

  • Urgent Response and Communication: Campus closures, flu outbreaks, major catastrophe or evacuations
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning: Cyber security threats, virus outbreaks, proactive help desk communication or technology outages
  • Enrollment Management: Admissions, financial aid, registration, retention, counseling and career advisory

Mass notification made easy

As a fully hosted and managed Web-based application, the Blackboard Connect service provides you with a powerful, easy-to-use suite of time-based mass notification solutions:

  • Quickly and easily record and send notifications to thousands of people in minutes  
  • No additional software, hardware or phone lines
  • Unlimited use for one fixed annual fee
  • Comprehensive reporting

One cost-effective, cross-institutional communications solution

Scalable and easily adaptable to any communications plan, the Blackboard Connect service is the best solution for time-sensitive notification and strategic, ongoing communication with students, parents, faculty and staff.

  • Unlimited use for a fixed annual fee
  • Ability to quickly and easily manage and segment the campus population 
  • Survey students, faculty and staff using Single Survey

A proven and reliable multimodal messaging solution

Six years of proven experience with high-volume, time-sensitive message delivery across a range of devices.

  • Send messages to recipients' landlines, cell phones, PDAs/text-based devices and e-mail accounts 
  • 17,000 active client sites in 42 states and the District of Columbia
  • Contracted capacity with select telecommunication companies to send over 2 million 60-second calls per hour 
  • Over 243 million time-sensitive messages initiated in the last 12 months

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