Park Alerts

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ParkAlert is a mass notification system that can alert Park University students, faculty, staff and parents, as well as the general public, with time-sensitive messages via texts, voice, e-mail and social media. ParkAlert will be used to only notify the University community with emergency messages and/or weather-related alerts and updates — it will not be used for advertising or other unsolicited content.

ParkAlert is designed to allow participants to choose the Park University campus center they attend (or is in their area) and receive messages related only to that specific campus center. Powered by Omnilert Network e2Campus, ParkAlert adds another immediate notification mechanism to the University’s existing methods for alerts.

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WHY REGISTER?

There are many reasons to sign up to receive messages from ParkAlert. The first, and most important, is to ensure you receive urgent and/or weather-related messages related to your campus. Park University’s Office of Communication or the Office of Campus Safety will use ParkAlert to quickly relay messages to subscribers that will contain important information during critical incidents occurring on or near campus, or provide information such as a weather-related delay or closing. The service will not be used to send non-emergency information. In addition, ParkAlert enrollment provides multiple ways for messages to come to you. This is helpful when you don’t have access to one system or another.

Participation in ParkAlert is voluntary. You must register for the service in order to receive alerts. Since this is a voluntary service, you may choose to opt-in or opt-out of the service at any time. Park University does not charge for the service, but note that you are responsible for any charges incurred from your wireless service provider.

You can register for any or all of these options. Our recommendation is to register for all services.

After completing username, name and password:

  1. Groups NOTE: This is REQUIRED
    • Select the group that defines you (Faculty, General Public, Parents, Staff or Student)
      Note: You can select multiple groups.
    • Select all the campus centers or areas that you require alerts.
  2. Mobile Phone (TXT)
    • Type the number (only numbers with no space or -)
    • Select Carrier
      Note: in some cases you will see your provider listed twice. In this case select one and keep note of it.
  3. Please read and then click on the check box for “Agree to Terms of Service”
  4. Click on “Create Account”
    Note: if there is an error or missing information, under “Register Today” a message will be displayed.
  5. If all is correct, you will be redirected to the final page for registration.
  6. At this time you should receive a text message to the phone you registered confirming your registration.
    • If you did not receive a text message
      1. Check with your cell provider to ensure you are registering a number with text messaging capability.
      2. If there are two listings of your cell phone provider, then
        • On the new page that appears, delete the number you registered.
        • Add the same number to the “Phone:” text box (only number with no space or -)
        • Select the other listing of your carrier
        • After you click on “Add SMS” you will receive a text message for validation.
        • Enter the validation code to the “Validation Code:” and click “Validate”
      3. If the issue is still not resolved, please e-mail us at alert.support@park.edu
  7. At this stage you can add additional phone numbers for SMS (text messaging).
  8. To add e-mail
    • Type your email and click on “Add e-mail”
    • A validation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you added. Follow the steps in the e-mail to validate.
  9. To add Voice
    • Type the phone number you want to add (only number with no space or -) and click on “Add Voice”

TO REGISTER E-MAIL ONLY

At the bottom of the registration area page, click on “Click Here To Sign Up Using E-mail Only”

After completing username, name, and password.

  1. Groups NOTE: This is REQUIRED
    • Select the group that defines you (Faculty, General Public, Parents, Staff or Student)
      Note: you can select multiple groups.
    • Alerts are mostly based on what occurs in the area of a campus center. Select all the campus centers or areas that you require alerts
  2. Type the e-mail address you want to use
  3. Please read and then click on the check box for “Agree to Terms of Service”
  4. Click on “Create Account”
    Note: if there is an error or missing information, under “Register Today” a message will be displayed.
  5. If all is correct, you will redirect to final page for registration. You can add more in this page if you wish.

SUPPORT

Questions/concerns about registration or accessing your account, as well as questions about the messages, should be sent to alert.support@park.edu or reference support at E2College at https://www.e2campus.net/my/park/support.htm.

Note all fields designated with * are required including Optional Groups

Note: You will not be able to register using QR registration if Shotcode text messaging is blocked by your provider and/or organization. Contact your provider/organization to enable this feature.
To register with a QR code you will need

  1. a smart phone with a camera or
  2. have an app that recognizes QR codes. Search for a QR code reader in your phone app market place for download.

To Register

  1. Select the QR code that represents the group you want to register with
  2. Using you smart phone QR decoder app, take a picture of the QR code
  3. Depending on the app, you will need to click on “Send MMS”
  4. Depending on the smart phone, your text messaging app will open with the message. Click “Send”
    • If this is the first time you are using this feature, you will receive a text message from 79516 with “To complete your registration, text YES”. Reply with “Yes” to finalize your registration.
    • If this is an addition to an existing subscription, you are done.
  5. If you want to add another group, just follow the steps from the beginning.
    Note: you can select multiple groups. All Campus is the default and you cannot unsubscribe from it.

To Stop Receiving
If you register using the QR Code, your account will never expire. When you no longer wish to receive alerts, simply text the word Stop to 79516 to cancel alerts.

 

ALERT TYPES

Currently, the following types of alert options are available:

  • Short Message Service (SMS)/Text — Text message alerts to your mobile phone(s) that you register in our system.
  • Voice — Similar to the text message, this service delivers a voice alert to your registered phones.
  • E-Mail — An e-mail alert is sent to your registered e-mail address (it is suggested that you register an e-mail address that is not a Park University account since the University’s Office of Communication or Office of Campus Safety will send an e-mail message to Park e-mail addresses.
  • Social Media — Alerts can be posted directly to social media pages such as Facebook and Twitter (this will be used on a case-by-case basis.)

SUPPORT

Questions/concerns about registration or accessing your account, as well as questions about the messages should be sent to alert.support@park.edu or reference support at E2College

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