Alert Center


Add an Alert

Who can use this feature?

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This article will show you how to add an alert in the Alert Center.


  1. Navigate to Modules > Content > Alert Center
  2. Select the category you would like the alert to be under
  3. Select Add Alert
  4. Fill in the information
    • Note: Leaving “Emergency Alert” does not override the alert bar text, only custom text will override alert bar text. 
    • Title: Title of the alert
    • Brief Description: Brief description of the alert; you are limited to 250 characters
    • Full Description: The full description of the alert
    • Alert Bar: Choose if you would like the alert to display in the Alert Bar on no pages, All Pages, Home Page Only, or a Department page and subpages
    • Alert Bar Text: Add a name to appear on the Alert Bar.
    • Alert Bar Link: List the link that directs clicks on the Alert Bar. 
      • Note: Leaving “/AlertCenter.aspx” does not override the alert bar link, only a custom relative or absolute link will change where the main Alert Bar area directs.
    • Upload Image(s): Add related photos the alert
    • “Read On…” Text: Determine how the link will be displayed if there is a Full Description
    • Link(s): Add related links regarding this alert; click the + to the right of the Display Text to add additional links
      • Open in New Window: Link opens a new window
      • Link Read On to this Web Address: "Read On..." text link will direct to this link rather than the alert item screen on widgets or on the Alert Bar
        • Note: This can only be enabled on a single link. This option will be disabled for any other links once one it is selected.
    • Alert Starts: When the alert will display on the front-end of the website
    • Alert Ends: When the alert will end on the front-end of the website
  5. Choose a saving option
    • Save Changes: Will save any changes you have made to the file
    • Save & Publish: Will save the changes and publish to the live site
    • Save & Submit: Will save the changes and submit for approval (authors only)
    • Cancel: Will delete what you have done
  6. A notification window will open; your options to send the notification include:
    • Subject: Add a brief subject line
    • Comments: Attach a description of the alert
    • Mobile Text/Push Message: Attach a message to the SMS notification
    • Include link to item: Provides a link to the item within the SMS message, which the user can visit via their mobile device
    • Send
      • On Start Date: Sends the item on the start date previously set
      • Immediately: Sends the agenda immediately
    • Select Send, Don’t Send, or Cancel: The notification will then send accordingly to those who have signed up in Notify Me for the selected Alert Center category 

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