Campus Alert Notification Instructions
At Mount Marty College, our priority is the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff and community. It is with that in mind we are pleased to announce the implementation of a new comprehensive alert notification system for all of our students and employees in Yankton, Sioux Falls and Watertown. Registered Students, Faculty and Staff are already members. Please log in to join the appropriate alert group
Frequently Asked Questions?
Q. When did this system begin?
A. The system became operational on May of 2012.
Q. How does it work?
A. Messages informing students, faculty, and staff of a campus emergency or closure will be distributed via this system.
Q. Who receives the messages?
A. Students enrolled for the current semester will receive messages, as well as faculty and staff.
Q. Where will these messages be sent?
A. Initially, nothing is sent until you join a group. Once you register you can then receive messages through multiple email addresses, text or voice messages.
Q. Can I update my record with information so that I can receive text messages on my cell phone?
A. Absolutely! We hope that you do; but we wanted the decision to receive text alerts to be yours. Keep in mind that standard messaging rates may apply. Also, the college is not responsible for messages that cannot be delivered due to situations beyond our control such as overloaded cell towers.
Q. What will I need to know to make the update?
A. You will need to know your MMC ID and password. This is the same user ID and password that you use to access many other systems on campus such as Moodle and Webadvisor.
Q. Do I need to create an account for myself?
A. No, an account will be created for you, typically one week before and one week after the first day of classes for each semester.
Q. Will emergency messages continue to be shared on the college Facebook page or the MMC Today?
A. Yes, there are no plans to discontinue the other means of sharing important information.
Q. What kinds of messages will I receive?
A. You will receive two types of messages: 1) messages sent to test that the system is functioning properly will be clearly identified as test messages, 2) actual alerts about campus emergencies or closures. That's it.
Q. If I updated my account this fall, do I need to do it again?
A. Yes, You should verify and update your account ever semester.
Q. Do you promise that the college won't send text messages about enrollment hours, specials at the bookstore, etc?
A. Yes, we promise. This can only happen if you subscribe to or become a member of additional groups other than an alert group
Q. Who do I contact if I have additional questions about the Campus Alert Notification system?
A. We have set up an email account specifically for this system; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. I am a relative of an Mount Marty Student. Can I participate in the system?
A. Only current students and employees may be a part of the CAN system. However, any MMC student can add your contact information to their account.
Q. When are accounts removed.
A. Typically one week before and one week after the first day of classes for each semester. If you wish to not receive alert messages simply update your account and remove yourself from a group.