WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:10.000 music 00:00:10.000 --> 00:00:13.000 Hello and welcome to WOU TechTV. 00:00:13.000 --> 00:00:16.000 My name is Michael Ellis. 00:00:16.000 --> 00:00:23.000 And today I'm going to walk you through the WOU Alert Emergency Notification System. 00:00:23.000 --> 00:00:35.000 WOU Alert is the name of the system that we use to quickly notify well everybody in the case of a natural disaster or some other significant event on campus. 00:00:35.000 --> 00:00:45.000 WOU does not use this system to notify for the weather or parking lot closures so you'll only receive emergency notifications. 00:00:45.000 --> 00:00:47.000 Let me show you how it works. 00:00:47.000 --> 00:00:52.000 To access WOU Alert, we'll start from the WOU homepage. 00:00:52.000 --> 00:00:56.000 At the top you will see a link to Portal. 00:00:56.000 --> 00:00:61.000 By logging into Portal, you will have access to all the campus systems with your PawPrint account. 00:01:01.000 --> 00:01:04.000 Now you should see a page that looks like this. 00:01:04.000 --> 00:01:09.000 In the upper right hand corner, you will see a red icon that says WOU Alert. 00:01:09.000 --> 00:01:16.000 By clicking on WOU Alert, I arrive at this screen which displays my contact information. 00:01:16.000 --> 00:01:28.000 Now if I click edit next to my profile, WOU Alert will let me update my emergency contact information and put it in the order that I choose. 00:01:28.000 --> 00:01:37.000 You can use any of the contact types in the list but we really recommend that you put SMS Text or your Mobile phone number at the top. 00:01:37.000 --> 00:01:42.000 Email can take a long time to get to you and on campus phone numbers are limited. 00:01:44.000 --> 00:01:45.000 I'll just enter my phone numbers here. 00:01:47.000 --> 00:01:49.000 And again here. 00:01:52.000 --> 00:01:59.000 Then I can push up or down on each contact path and put it in the order that I want it to be in. 00:01:59.000 --> 00:01:67.000 We've included alternate text, alternate phone and alternate email if you want to notify a parent or significant other. 00:02:07.000 --> 00:02:10.000 When done, scroll down and click save. 00:02:14.000 --> 00:02:21.000 When you get alerts in the future, please remember to confirm that you got the message even if it's just a test. 00:02:21.000 --> 00:02:29.000 And to make it easier to remember, you might want to add the WOU Alert phone number to your contact list for future notifications. 00:02:29.000 --> 00:02:33.000 Well, there you go. It's that easy and it's really important. 00:02:33.000 --> 00:02:42.000 Please take 5 minutes right now to log into Portal, access WOU Alert and update your preferences. 00:02:42.000 --> 00:02:48.000 WOU takes your safety very seriously and we hope you will as well. 00:02:48.000 --> 00:02:52.000 That's it for today. Thanks for joining us on WOU TechTV. 00:02:52.000 --> 00:02:69.000 music