Important Notification System

Niagara College has two important notification systems which allow subscribers to receive messages via phone, SMS text message and/or email. These are opt-in services available to all Niagara College students and staff.


2 notification services are available:

Phone displaying NC alert

NCALERT

As a subscriber you will receive important notifications about events happening on campus. In case of school closure due to inclement weather the notification is usually sent out between 6 a.m. โ€“ 7 p.m.

Phone displaying Blackboard alert

NCBB

As a subscriber you will receive important course-related and academic messages, such as notification of class cancellation. These alerts are sent out by your Professor.



An example of an NCALERT text message

Above: An example of an important notification sent by Niagara College.

This is an opt-in service. You must subscribe to receive important notifications.

When you subscribe you will receive a confirmation SMS from both the NCALERT and NCBB service. You must confirm your subscription for each service before receiving important notifications. There is no extra charge for this service; data/SMS rates from your mobile phone provider will apply. Both students and staff subscribe to the service using the same steps.

Subscribe now by following the instructions below:

  1. Go to https://niagara.blackboard.com/ and log in using your credentials.
  2. Click the โ€œMy Appsโ€ tab at the top.
  3. Click โ€œStudent Recordsโ€ (if you are a student) or โ€œMy Records and Reportsโ€ (if you are staff).
  4. Click โ€œUrgent Notification Contact Informationโ€.
  5. Enter your contact information for voice call, text message and email address. If you do not want to receive alerts via a certain method then leave that box blank.
  6. Click โ€œSaveโ€.
  7. You will receive 2 SMS welcome messages โ€“ one from NCALERT and one from NCBB.
  8. Follow the SMS instructions to confirm your subscription(s). NCALERT and NCBB are separate subscriptions. Only send a confirmation text for the subscription(s) that you want.
  9. You are now subscribed.