BlackBoard Connect Notification System

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Please accept the Village’s invitation to participate in the Blackboard Connect service as unlisted numbers are not able to be contacted in emergency situations. Participation is 100% free and completely voluntary. Rest assured that your personal information will not be shared with anyone. You can call 708-583-5783 to register over the phone.   If you would like to register on-line,  please click on of the following options:

The Village of Norridge successfully launched the Blackboard Connect service in October of 2006. The Village uses the notification service to disseminate crucial information to our residential and business population. Notifications can be used for a myriad of situations such as a road closures, utility problems, weather and other emergency situations. The system has the ability to reach thousands of people in a matter of minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the service work?

Authorized officials compose and record a voice and text message. That message is then delivered to individual telephones, cell phones, and text-receiving devices in the notification database.

May I use a cell phone as my notification database listing?

Yes, we can accept cell phone numbers in the database and encourage you to request that your cell phone number be included.

I was not able to listen to the entire call. Is there a way to repeat the message?

Yes, at the end of the message playback, simply press the star (*) key on your telephone to have it repeated in its entirety.

If I have provided more than one phone number, when will they be called?

Should an emergency situation arise that requires us to contact you at multiple phone numbers, we can activate the system to place a simultaneous call to all of your numbers. In most cases, we will be sending calls only to one phone number.

Does the Blackboard Connect service replace other systems that have been used to provide time sensitive information to residents?

This system is a significant enhancement to existing means of communication and is supplemental to, not a replacement for, the systems we have used in the past. The call-in emergency information line (708-583-5775), which is activated during an emergency situation, will still be available. Also, TV, radio, and our village web site will continue to broadcast important announcements.

*For additional questions, comments or inquiries, please call 708-453-0800 extension 5756.

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