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Cougar Alert is a mass notification system comprised of email, voice and text messaging that is designed to send emergency messages to thousands of individuals in minutes. It supplements existing means of emergency communication, including outdoor warning sirens and severe weather alert radios. LSCC students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to provide a primary mobile phone number for receipt of text messages, and up to three other phone numbers (mobile or other) for receipt of voice messages. Emergency messages (i.e., school closings due to severe weather, danger on campus, etc...) will be sent via a system provided by the Blackboard Connect. Cougar Alert will be used in tandem with other campus communication tools.
Video Tutorial: How to Register Online for Cougar Alert
How to Register Today (Online)?
STEP 1: Click on the "Alert Phone" to begin the registration process
STEP 2: Click on the Sign Me Up tab. Enter the requested information (First Name, Last Name, Preferred Email (of your choosing), Password) and check off the User Agreement statement.
STEP 3: : After you complete the registration, an email will be sent to your preferred email address you listed. Login your preferred email account and locate the email. It will have a subject line that reads: Blackboard Connect: Account Activation. Click on the email link provided and answer the security questions of your choosing.
STEP 4: After you select and answer your security questions, the system will prompt you to LOGIN. To Login (initially) simple put in the email address and password you established at the very beginning of registration. This is the same email that the system sent the original email to.
STEP 5: After you clear the first LOGIN screen, the system will now authenticate your connection to Lawson and validate you. You will need your Student ID number or Employee ID number and your student email address or employee email address to complete the final registration steps.
STEP 6: When prompted, the first screen will ask you to input your IDENTIFICATION CODE which is your 7-digit Lawson State Student or Employee ID Number. Student Example: 1123595. Employees: Employees use your 7-digit Lawson State Employee ID Number. Example 8802231.
How to Locate Your ID Number?: Students: you can secure your LSCC Student ID from your schedule (at the top), or through your Employee Suite (also called the Faculty Suite), if you are an employee.
STEP 7: The next prompt will require you to input your Student or Employee email address. Put in your email address. Be sure you type in the full address: Student Example: email@example.com ; Employee Example: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Locate Your Email Address?: Students: you can secure your LSCC Student Email Address from the top of your printed schedule. Faculty & Staff Members: You can locate your Employee ID via your Employee Suite (also called the Faculty Suite).
STEP 8: : Once logged in, follow the prompts to change your password and get registered. Important: Always update the system if any of your contact information changes.
Need More Help?
Click on the image of the cougar to view or print instructions for creating a Cougar Alert Account and setting up your contact information.