iAlert

iAlert Information for Employees

What is the Washburn iAlert mass notification system?

The iAlert system serves as Washburn University’s primary method of communication during a campus emergency or special situation.   iAlert technology enables Washburn to send voice, e-mail and text messages to staff, faculty, students and other contacts, such as parents and spouses, to telephone numbers you designate.  Both a voice message and a text message will be sent to your designated cell phone numbers.  A voice mail message will be left if there is no answer.  A voice message will be sent to landline telephone numbers. A voice mail message will be left if there is no answer.  An e-mail will be automatically sent to your washburn.edu account.

Do I have to register for this service?

If you only want to receive the messages in your email, you are already registered and you do not have to do anything.  If you want to receive the iAlert messages via telephone you need to visit the following website  iAlert Preferences Portal and login, using your MyWashburn username and password.  Once  logged in, you can add or remove telephone numbers where you want to receive the messages.  You are encouraged to sign up for this service so you can  be informed as quickly as possible in the event of an emergency on campus or special situation so you can  take appropriate and timely safety measures in response to the event.

How do I register?

If you only want to receive the messages via email you are already registered!  If you would also like to receive the messages via telephone, please go to the following website  iAlert Preferences Portal and login using your MyWashburn username and password.  When you login you will be able to add or remove any telephone numbers you choose.

 

How can I update my information once I have registered?

Go to the registration portal at the following website  iAlert Preferences Portal and you will be able to make any changes you want to.  You can make changes at anytime. However, please note it can take up to 24 hours for the changes to take effect.  

Will iAlert let me know if the campus is closed due to inclement weather?

Only Text messages and emails will be sent to notify you of campus closings due to inclement weather because such notices are typically issued at approximately 5 a.m.  If you enrolled only a landline telephone number you will not receive a call about campus closings.

Does Washburn correct my personal contact information if it is not accurate?

No. Information entered remains inaccurate until the employee makes the correction.

Will my contact information for iAlert be used to update any other information systems?

No. The contact data you provide will not be used for any other purpose.

Will there be tests of the iAlert notification system?

Yes. The system will be tested periodically. Advance notification will be issued to alert you of the upcoming test.

When will my iAlert account be deactivated?

Your registration will be deactivated when you terminate employment at Washburn.

Questions?

Please contact university relations at 670-1154.