Widener University, in Chester, Pa. has implemented a new student emergency notification system with the aid of ActiveCrawl RSS.
Using ActiveCrawl RSS, deployed through e2Campus, Widener campus can send emergency notifications that appear as text crawls on the computer desktops of all students, faculty and staff. The ActiveCrawl RSS enables Widener to incorporate its other emergency notification platforms into one automatic, synchronized alert.
Text crawls are delivered through PCs and Macs within seconds of being issued. The crawls can contain audio and graphics and the color and height of the crawl are customizable. On the desktop, ActiveCrawl RSS sits in the desktop tray. When an event does occur, text alerts appear as a text crawl that scrolls on the computer screen. Alerts appear in front of any other open programs so they are not missed.
“When an emergency situation occurs, it is critical to have the ability to reach students, faculty and staff on each of our four campuses,” said Gary Stelzig, deputy director of campus safety at Widener University.