New UF Texting Alert Sees Problems, Promises
The University of Florida has once again tested it's emergency notification system and there are some kinks officials are ironing out. The message, which was sent out around 1:30pm Thursday reached students, faculty and staff. However, many didn't receive the message until an hour after it was sent. The company UF partnered with, Blackboard Connect, reported software problems. Officials say it's a work in progress.
"Right now the total system has just under 68 thousand people. Our goal is to have everyone in the system but I think when you compare that acceptance rate to other large universities, we are very pleased with the number," says UF Emergency Management Coordinator Kenneth Allen.
Students, faculty and staff should expect a similar message soon; they will be testing the system again in the coming weeks.
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