The campus emergency app designed to simplify and improve students’ crisis response is officially no longer higher education’s best kept secret.
In Case of Crisis, which eCampus News highlighted in our Innovation Corner back in April, announced a partnership with leading learning management system (LMS) company Blackboard, which will now integrate the innovative app into its mobile platform known as Mosaic.
The app, a subscription based service for colleges and universities, condenses a school’s myriad emergency notifications and response protocol into a single, easy-to-use mobile app that can be accessed from any mobile device.
Think of In Case of Crisis as one-stop shopping for students — and faculty — facing weather emergencies, campus shootings, fires, and other life-threatening scenarios that have specific protocol.
Around 100 colleges and universities use the In Case of Crisis app, paying a wide range of subscription prices, according to the company.
College students using Blackboard’s Mosaic platform can now receive push notifications and alerts from In Case of Crisis, along with campus emergency procedures that can be reviewed with the click of a button. Students can also send incident reports with a GPS locator and picture attachments — a potentially preventative piece of the crisis app.
Chris Britton, general manager of the Virginia-based In Case of Crisis, said the app serves as a sort of easily accessible library of emergency information. It can be most helpful, he said, during emergencies that aren’t typically grouped with those that make the evening news.
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