Using Bb Connect in courses - Faculty
Instructors may send notifications via SMS or voice messaging to students that have opted-in by providing their contact information within Blackboard Learn. Access the Bb Connect for Courses service by clicking on the Professor Notification Tool in the Course Tools section of your Control Panel. For step-by-step instructions on using the Professor Notification Tool, please click here.
Using Bb Connect in courses - Students
To enable the receipt of messages from your instructors via SMS or voice messaging, please follow these steps:
Now, you can choose which courses and actions you wish to receive notification about, and how you want to receive those notifications - via SMS, voice messages, or both.
1. From My Places, click Edit Notification Settings.
2. Under Edit Individual Course Settings, click on the name of the course for which you wish to receive notifications.
3. Check the boxes that correspond to the Notification that you wish to receive (i.e. Test Available) and how you want to receive the notification. You may choose any combination of Email, SMS, or Text-to-Voice.
Alternatively, you can choose Courses I Am Taking under Bulk Notification Settings to apply the same notification settings to all or several courses at once.
Blackboard Connect Campus
The Blackboard Connect campus service provides the ability to reach the JSU community in minutes. Whether it is a time-sensitive situation, event outreach, or attendance notification, everyone can receive critical information in the mode they prefer - voice, text, e-mail, even social media. It is the most efficient way to keep our campus or community more secure, informed, and involved.
By default, all JSU students may receive information in their GEM email account regarding emergency situations on campus, school closures, and other JSU-related events.
Those who supply JSU with a cell phone number will receive an automated introductory text message.
If you would like to define your preferences for using this service, please follow these instructions:
Have additional questions? Contact the Office of Distance Education at 256.782.8172 or email@example.com.
If you no longer wish to receive text messages from JSU, you may text "Stop MyJSU" to 231-77 or 630-79. If you have opted out, but wish to re-subscribe to alerts via text message, text "Subscribe MyJSU" to 231-77 or 630-79.