My encounters with technology this week seems to be quite useful! This week I seen a link on blackboard, where you can have e2campus where Morehead State University sends you a text message alerting the user of invents that could take place that could cause a threat to attend school, and therefore would be put on 2 hour delays, or closed. For example, I just used this technology this morning, because Morehead State University alerted me that Morehead State University would be closed, and the offices would not be open, this was due to the vast amount of snow that covered the roads and caused for danger transportation.
The Alert system is set up on a Plan A, B, or C system. Plan A means that Morehead State University is closed, and administrative offices will also be closed. Plan B, means that Administrative offices will open at 10:00a.m. and students will start their classes at 10:30a.m. Finally Plan C means that offices will open at regular time, but classes will not start until 10:30.
To get this wonderful technology, go to www.moreheadstate.com, and double-click on the Sign up for alerts by text message or email. Then a sign up screen will appear upon the screen and that is where you put all your information, and where you want the alert to be sent where it be through email or phone. Then the website will send a text message for an email to your account for you to verify your service is ready to receive alerts.
Finally, the system is so simple that I wish that I had done it sooner. It easy, fast, and you no longer have to wonder if there will be school because as soon as the decision is made about attending school, a text or email will be sent to you. So if you go to Morehead State University as a student or a faculty member, and haven’t yet signed up for the Morehead State University alert system I advise you to do so, you wont regret it!