WVNCC Watch/Text Alert System – (Original post 2/23/11)

WVNCC Watch/Text Alert System

Sign up to receive immediate notification of an emergency situation, weather alert affecting the College, or campus closing.  All students, faculty and staff will receive the emergency notifications for ALL campuses with the Alert System detailing the campus that is affected.

To sign up for the system please do the following:

* Go to Northern’s home page at www.wvncc.edu

* Click on the big red NOW ACCESS button at the bottom of the page.

* Now, click on WVNCC Watch/Text Alert Login button.

* To login, use the beginning of your WVNCC e-mail address.  Use all letters before the @ sign as your login.

* For your password, use your Northern ID number with a capital N.  Then you will need to “ACCEPT” the terms of the standard usage agreement.

* You will then be prompted to change your password and put in a password hint.

* You will then go to the “My Cruiser” tab and click “ADD PHONE NUMBER”  Add in your cell phone number and choose your cell phone carrier from the list.  Make sure you have your cell phone close by to receive your activation code.  This code is case sensitive.  You are automatically signed up for emergency alerts.

* When you receive your confirmation text, get the 4 digit code in the text and put the Code in the box on your screen.  Click activate.

* You are finished.  Remember if you change cell phone numbers, to update the number here.

VOICE INSTRUCTIONS (once registered with the text alert system)

1.) Under My Cruiser, choose the Cruiser Alert Channels tab

2.) Under Emergency Alert, choose the “Change” button on the far right side.

3.) Check the “By Voice” box and hit “Save Subscription” (note they can do both voice and text or just voice)

4.) Then they are done

Please note that the emergency text alert system is for mobile and cell phones only.  It does not work for prepaid phones and not the home phone.


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