Simple and clever communication
Blackboard ConnectTxt™ is a text notification service that allows you to send and receive text messages to multiple people in an instant from your computer or your smartphone. Foster engagement within your community with two-way communication via SMS that’s quick, to the person, to the point, secure, and cost effective.
Reach your community using 2-way messaging
Every day, all types of organisations around the world use Blackboard solutions like ConnectTxt for smarter messaging. But don’t just take our word for it. Speak to any one of the thousands of customers in education, healthcare, local government, or business who trust us every day to deliver their most important messages.
Over 52% of UK Colleges & Universities send critical messages with ConnectTxt. Our online applications allow you to send and receive SMS text messages securely from your desktop.
In the health industry, ConnectTXT is used in three key areas: sending out test results, reminding patients of appointments, and for general staff communication.
In the public sector, ConnectTXT is used in three key areas: general staff communications, to allow the public to send in messages, and for emergency contingency planning.
In our experience, there are quite a few ways to streamline communication in local authorities, resulting in quick improvements in customer service and delivery.
ConnectTXT enables conference organisers to empower their audiences to text a question or opinion, or to join a debate without having to wait for a roving microphone.
Successful organisations prepare themselves for all eventuates. ConnectTxt is an ideal emergency communication tool because it allows you to send out fast and effective messaging when time is of the essence.
Trusted and proven prepared mass notifications
Keep your community closer, stronger, and more secure than ever. Engage your institution using the mass notification system students, faculty, and staff prefer—ensuring that they’re informed anytime, anywhere. Improve safety, increase engagement, and boost enrollment and retention.
Mass notifications that your institution can count on
Send university notifications via the widest range of communication channels—phone, email, SMS, social media, and more. Enhance campus safety with a robust, reliable emergency notification system. Deliver targeted and relevant custom notifications.
Deliver messages via recorded voice, text-to-speech, SMS, email, TTY, Facebook, Twitter, RSS, fax, pager, and CAP.
Blackboard Connect assigns you a dedicated client care representative who is committed to your long-term success, 24/7.
Reach your entire diverse community – on campus and off – with a choice of languages for voice, text, and email messages.
With yields from email and voice message marketing falling, Dana Simmons from Westminster College turned to text messaging to reach prospective students.
Ensuring effective learning in a large class with varied ability is a challenge. The University of Ulster turned to Blackboard Connect to develop a package of learning tools to help deliver improved outcomes.
Updating their learning records was a challenge for medical students at The University of Edinburgh as the best time to do it was while they are on the ward. Blackboard Connect offered a channel to do it.
Communicate confidently when every second counts
There's no better way to keep your employees, partners, and customers informed. Our mass notification system will help you get targeted messages to the people who need them – with unequaled quality, speed, and reliability. Urgent alerts will reach your community in minutes.
Reliable notifications for urgent situations
With our mass notification system and robust dashboard, you can send customized alerts to individuals via communication channels including unlimited phone, e-mail, SMS, social media messaging, and more. Rest easy with full message status reports.
Let users send messages by creating a single notification that contains information specific to individual recipients.
With unlimited subsites to mirror your organization's structure, send critical messages via cell, television, and radio.
With GISTargeting, use mapping to reach specific offices or individuals with messages based on their geographic location.
Engaging late arriving students with the campus community was a challenge for the University of East London. Using Blackboard Connect help increase retention by 4 percent.