Administrative Assistant to Vice President/Dean of Instruction
Office: PA 121
NACC ALERT is a mass
notification system that sends emergency messages by email, voice and text
thousands of individuals in minutes. It supplements
existing means of emergency communication, including the
indoor/outdoor intercom system located in and around
NACC faculty, staff, and students can subscribe to alerts via three methods: voice
messages to multiple phone numbers (mobile or other); text
messages to multiple cell phone numbers; and email messages to
multiple email addresses. (See How to
Register.) Active NACC email addresses are
pre-populated in the system and cannot be removed. Emergency
messages are sent via a system provided by High Ground
Solutions/CollegeCast. NACC ALERT will be used in conjunction
with other campus communication tools.
To register for NACC ALERT you must be
a Faculty or Staff member or a registered student at NACC.
NEW USERS ARE ADDED ONLY
AFTER THE END OF LATE REGISTRATION (DROP/ADD PERIOD). New users will receive
an email delivered to their NACC email account with a username
and password and detailed instructions on how to access their
All faculty, staff, and students are
encouraged to sign up. Only NACC faculty, staff, and students
who have a valid NACC user account are able to sign up to
receive text, voice and email message alerts. You will need to
use your User ID and Password that will be sent to you in your
NACC email account to log-in to your dashboard and update your
information. Any contact information you provide will only be
used for emergency notifications and will not be shared.
The system will only be used to
distribute information regarding emergencies that dictate
immediate action or to convey critical, time-sensitive
information. Examples include severe weather (tornado warnings or
other significant weather events), building evacuations, events
requiring lock-down or shelter-in-place, or other emergencies
requiring immediate action. The message will direct you where to
go for further information or what action to take. Following a
warning, the alert system may be used to provide additional
messages or an “all-clear” announcement.
NACC ALERT is
a hosted and managed system. You will not need special hardware
or software to receive messages. It is a multi-modal service
that can disseminate emergency messages through:
SMS text messages: Faculty, staff, and students may
register multiple cell phone numbers for receiving SMS text
messages through NACC ALERT. Cell phone numbers registered for
text messaging will also receive voice message alerts.
Voice messages: Faculty, staff, and students may register
multiple phone numbers (cell or other) with NACC ALERT. Voice
messages will be sent to these phone numbers.
email: An alert message will be sent to your official
campus email address. You can also specify additional
off-campus email addresses for receiving these alerts.
NACC ALERT can be recognized:
SMS text messages: Text messages will begin with “(SCHOOLCAST):”
and come from “32075.”
Voice messages: The phone number you will see in your
caller ID will be 256-638-4418. You should program this number
into your phone so you will immediately recognize it as an
email: emails sent from NACC ALERT will come from
“NORTHEAST ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE” (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1.) YOU WILL RECEIVE AN email with instructions in your
NACC email after the end of late registration period
the first time you register. If you do not activate your account
immediately, do not delete the email because you will need this
2.) Go to
www.myschoolcast.com and insert your CollegeCast User ID and
Password as shown in the email.
3.) The first time you log in you'll be required to change your
password. Once you have done this you'll move into the data
4.) Where the screen shows "Contact Type," click on the drop
down box and select the type of device you wish to use. Insert
the phone number or email address and hit ADD. Do this for each
device you wish to have notified in the event of an emergency.
If you choose CELL PHONE, please make sure you enter a cell
number and not a landline number. The system cannot text a
landline and you may not be notified properly.
The first phone number you list is considered the top priority
number, and will receive voice/text message alerts first.
5.) If you are inputting a cell phone number you can mark if you
wish to receive a text and/or voice message. If you do not have
text messaging on your phone, make sure to mark NO under "Text
6.)Please do not select “Emergency Only” beside the
text message field. Not all alerts are sent as an emergency and
you WILL NOT receive the alert if you select it.
7.) Once you have added all of the email addresses and phone
numbers that you want, simply hit Logout.
IT IS UP TO YOU TO KEEP YOUR INFORMATION ACCURATE AND UP TO
You can log into NACC ALERT any
time to update or delete your contact information (but you
cannot delete your official campus email address). If your phone
number or alternate email address changes, it is very important
that you update this information with NACC ALERT to ensure you
continue to receive alerts through the system.
NACC does not charge faculty, staff, or students for the NACC
ALERT service. If you do not have a text messaging contract as
part of your cellular service, there may be a small charge for
any text messages that you receive. You should check with your
cell phone carrier to determine what these costs may be.
HOW TO RETRIEVE A FORGOTTEN
To retrieve a forgotten password, the User simply goes to
and clicks on the
selection: “Forgot my Password.”
From there the User will need to enter User Name and click on
Reset Password. SchoolCast will RESET that User’s password and
send an email to his/her NACC Account containing this
After receiving that email, the User should return to the
site and enter User Name and the newly-provided “Temporary
Password” to gain entry to SchoolCast, where the User will be prompted to
change the “Temporary Password” to a new one.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For technical assistance with logging
into the system or questions about NACC ALERT, please contact
phone ext. *2240.
Weather events are also announced on broadcast stations listed in the
See also NOAH email Instructions.