NotifyU - Requesting a New Sending List

Overview

NotifyU is a notification subscription service that allows University students, faculty, and staff to receive news, updates, and other information provided by University departments in text and/or email format. Below is a description of how to request a new list.

Please Note: If you are looking for email only distribution please instead consider the creation of an Office 365 group.  If you are looking to manage email distribution lists please instead look into Mailman Mailing Lists.

 

Request Details and Requirements

Prerequisites

To request a NotifyU list you must have a University Computing Account.

 

Who Can Request a List?

 

  • Any full-time faculty or staff member can request a list.
  • Any student group may request a list if a full-time faculty or staff member sponsors the list and submits the request.

A new list can be requested HERE by filling out this form.

What is Required to Create a List?

 

The following information is required to create a list:

  • Subject Line – this text will appear as the subject of both the email alerts and SMS alerts.
  • List Name - this name is displayed on the page of the NotifyU system.
  • List Owner - this individual is ultimately responsible for the lists and the content of the message sent through them.  A Pitt University Computing Account for this individual is required to create the list.
  • List Purpose - What the list will be used for/who it will be used to notify
  • List Admins - these individuals are also able to send notifications to the list (must have @pitt.edu accounts).
  • List Description - the description should briefly describe the list’s target audience and the type of information distributed (only needed for Opt-In lists).
  • Subject Line - this text will appear as the subject of both the email alerts and SMS alerts
  • Notification types - text, email, voice

Submit a case to the Technology Help Desk with the information above.

 

What is the Cost?

 

The University does not charge a fee to subscribe to this service; however, the user of the service is responsible for any messaging fees from their mobile phone/device provider.  There is no CSSD charge to the department to set up the list.

 

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Article ID: 920
Created
Wed 3/27/24 2:20 PM
Modified
Thu 7/18/24 3:10 PM

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