Education sector

Schools are fast realising the benefits of using mass notification solutions such as NetSupport Notify to boost school communication and support their emergency and lockdown procedures.

Using NetSupport Notify, schools can communicate effectively with staff and students using one-way alerts and notifications – sending them to desktop users and large information panels in halls and foyers. Alerts automatically take screen focus, meaning they can’t be hidden, ignored or saved for later (even on locked screens). The notifications can even be targeted to select groups and scheduled for maximum impact.

Key features:

  • Send alerts to unlimited number of users/sites
  • Flexible delivery options and scheduling
  • Full reporting and tracking
  • Multi-platform support
  • Customise alerts with your branding
  • Apply priority levels to alerts

Key benefits:

Emergency and lockdown communication

NetSupport Notify can be a vital communication tool during a school’s emergency and lockdown procedure and some integrate it as an official part of their emergency plans, due to its ability to send a clear and concise message or instruction (maximum 1000 characters) to all connected computers – across multiple platforms, specific users/devices or selected departments. The delivered message automatically takes screen focus on recipient computers and can be accompanied by an audible alert to ensure attention is gained.

If there isn’t time to type a lengthy message, the sender can create and use a ready-made “emergency response” alert, and send it from the office or on the move with our dedicated mobile apps.

Evidence of acknowledgment

Each message can carry a priority level from routine student/staff communication to technical alerts or even a critical emergency – and a request for acknowledgment. All delivered messages are recorded centrally with full delivery/receipt logging and the ability to export a summary for future analysis.

Save time

Not only does NetSupport Notify send messages to selected/all staff and students in a single action (across multiple platforms), and with its screen presence, users can’t ignore the message – and saving precious time in the case of more urgent alerts. It also allows recurring events to be scheduled in advance for a fixed time and date – hourly, daily, weekly, even every “xx minutes”.

Plus, it does not require regular management of contacts, making it a quick and easy solution to use.

What they say about us…

It’s very much become part of our Disaster Recovery plan, our Emergency Evacuation procedure and our Bomb procedure. So if staff get a notification, they read it, act on it – it’s all part of the policy now, so Notify is embedded in all of our schools.

L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

Internal messages often failed to get passed on and some staff even admitted that they never checked their email inbox. The first time we tried NetSupport Notify we knew it was the solution to our problems.

Holmfirth Junior School

NetSupport Notify is only installed on staff PCs, and it means that it’s quick and easy to issue an alert that everyone can see at the same time…it is an important tool in our Emergency Plan.

Cotham School

We use NetSupport Notify to provide immediate notification to staff, rather than through ‘slower’ email methods. It works very well in our environment.

Binghamton University

It’s very much become part of our Disaster Recovery plan, our Emergency Evacuation procedure and our Bomb procedure. So if staff get a notification, they read it, act on it – it’s all part of the policy now, so Notify is embedded in all of our schools.

L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

Internal messages often failed to get passed on and some staff even admitted that they never checked their email inbox. The first time we tried NetSupport Notify we knew it was the solution to our problems.

Holmfirth Junior School

NetSupport Notify is only installed on staff PCs, and it means that it’s quick and easy to issue an alert that everyone can see at the same time…it is an important tool in our Emergency Plan.

Cotham School

We use NetSupport Notify to provide immediate notification to staff, rather than through ‘slower’ email methods. It works very well in our environment.

Binghamton University

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