Emergency Notification Methods
UTC will send an email containing information or instructions during an emergency. Emails will be sent via UTC-SAFE-AND-SECURE, UTC-URGENT, and UTC-INFO.
SMS Text Messaging
UTC sends out UTC-ALERT messages straight to your mobile phone. If students have provided a mobile number via their MyMocs account, they are auto-enrolled.
UTC Website and Social Media
While the UTC website and social media are not the primary alerting methods, UTC will display critical information on its website and social media, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Computers on campus have been loaded with a desktop alerting function, which is a full-screen pop-up alert. When an emergency notification is sent this way, the message self-opens over the entire computer screen and stays up until the user acknowledges the alert.
Canvas will display critical information to the front homepage after signing in. As the learning management system used by all students and faculty, this will add to our emergency messaging efforts. We want to thank the Walker Center for connecting UTC-ALERT into UTC Learn.
Classroom and Building Alerts
Alert Beacons are wall-mounted devices in select locations that sound an alarm and show a text message to notify the campus when an emergency has occurred.
LED Scrolling Signs are also mounted in select locations and display large type messages.