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Screenshot of a desktop alert

Screenshot of a desktop alert

Running on your Mac or Windows computer, Alertus Desktop can display a TuftsAlert message on your computer screen and may be faster than text messaging, email, or telephone. Desktop alerting has been installed on approximately 10% of university computers – mainly in public spaces – for the spring 2018 test of TuftsAlert. Following post-test evaluation, desktop alerting will be expanded to university computers more broadly.

  • Alerts for any campus will be sent to desktop alerting software on all campuses. This is different from text, voice, and email, by which you’ll receive alerts only for your primary campus and subscribed opt-in campuses.
  • Desktop alerting is one in an array of methods to spread critical information, and it remains important to keep your contact info up to date in TuftsAlert.

Install on a University-owned computer

Please contact the TTS Service Desk to request installation of the software on your university-owned computer.

Install on a personally-owned computer

Download for macOS

System requirements for Mac computers

  • macOS Mavericks (10.9) or later – macOS High Sierra (10.13) supported
  • 1 MB free disk space
  • Network connectivity to the internet or Tufts data network

 

Download for Windows

System requirements for Windows computers

  • Windows 7, 8, or 10 with .NET 4.5+ installed (installer will prompt to install .NET if not present)
  • ~20 MB free disk space
  • Network connectivity to the internet or Tufts data network