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AlertVU Desktop Alerts

What are AlertVU Desktop Alerts?

As part of the expanded AlertVU emergency notification effort, desktop support staff are installing an application called Alertus to deliver AlertVU desktop alerts on PCs across the university and medical center. Mac users should download the software themselves using the link below.

AlertVU desktop alerts will display a full-screen notification whenever AlertVU is activated. This application operates behind the scenes, and has no impact on the performance of the computer. When AlertVU is activated, users will be asked to acknowledge that they have received the notification and then take action as directed or resume normal activity. Rollout of the software began in the spring of 2013 and is ongoing.

In the event of an emergency, AlertVU is one of the ways members of the Vanderbilt community will receive information. All Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in AlertVU using their Vanderbilt email address and their Vanderbilt phone number, if they have a Vanderbilt phone number. Users may enter additional phone numbers by which they wish to receive voice or text alerts.

IMPORTANT: The download files below are available for members of the Vanderbilt community for use on their personal computers while connected to the Vanderbilt network. They should not be downloaded to your office PC unless instructed by your desktop team – that will be handled centrally in most areas.

Mac users should download the software themselves using the link below.

You must be connected to the Vanderbilt network for the software to function. If you have any questions, please contact