UGAAlert – Desktop Alerting

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UGAAlert Desktop is an application for your computer that will show emergency messages from UGAAlert on your computer. Messages will pop-up on your computer screen when a message from UGAAlert is issued. UGAAlert Desktop provides another means of being notified in addition to voice phone calls,
text messaging, and e-mails. UGAAlert Desktop is ideal for classrooms or meetings where a computer is used to project information on a screen. Everyone in the room can be notified through the pop-up message.To close the message, simply click dismiss at the bottom of the message. Additionally, the last message can be repeated by right clicking on the Windows tray icon.UGAAlert Alertus Icon

How does it work?

In Windows, the application sits as a tray icon. If an incident alert is issued, a message will be displayed on your desktop providing you with emergency notification and instructions. If your sound is turned on, your computer will read the message to you. More information about the emergency will be posted at emergency.uga.edu.
UGAAlert Test Message

In Mac OS X, the application sits as an open application in the top bar menu. If an incident alert is issued, a message will be displayed on your desktop providing you with emergency notification and instructions. If your sound is turned on, your computer will read the message to you. More information about the emergency will be posted at emergency.uga.edu.
UGAAlert Test Message

Current Users: Do You Have the Latest Version?

As of June 6, 2016, a new version is available.

If you installed a previous version, please uninstall the older version and replace it with this new version. The new version has a yellow icon, as shown above. If you have a version that has a red circle with a green check mark, that is the old version. Please uninstall the old version and install the new version to receive UGAAlert messages on your desktop.

If you have an older version, you will not receive UGAAlerts on your desktop computer after June 30, 2016. To continue to receive UGAAlerts on your desktop computer, please complete these steps to install the new version.

 System Requirements

The UGAAlert desktop application is provided by Alertus, which has the following system requirements for computers:

  • For PCs, Windows 7 with the .net framework (or greater) installed or Windows 8-10
    with .net 4.5+ installed
  • For PCs, about 20 MB of free hard disk space
  • For Macs, OSX 10.5+, including 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • For Macs, 1 MB of free hard disk space
  • Network connectivity
  • Access to user account with administrative rights that will be used to install the
    application.

Download UGAAlert Desktop. Follow the steps listed. Requires a MyID.