Early Alert System Online Tutorials


Click on the appropriate topic below to view a detailed tutorial. Please send any questions via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Post Single Alert



1. Log in to BlazerNET and click the "Early Alerts" link on the green ribbon.
2. You will then see a listing of all courses for which you are an instructor. Choose the course in which you wish to post alerts by clicking the "Show Course Roster" link. (If you wish to view more details about a specific course, click the "Show Course Details" link.) show-course-roster-link
3. An interactive class roster will then appear. It lists your students' full names, BlazerIDs, class level, and e-mail address. It will also identify any student who has withdrawn from the course. Identify the student on whom you would like to post an alert. If you wish to view more details about a student--including the student's photo, major, and class schedule--click the "More details and alerts for this student..." link. more-details-and-alerts-link
4. Once you have identified a student to receive an alert, click the "Alert" button next to student's name. add-alert-button
5. You will then see a screen from which you create the alert. First, select the reason(s) for the alert from the list. If you would like to select multiple reasons, hold down the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard while you click the multiple reasons. select-alert-reasons
5. Next, select the recommendations you would like to make to the student. If you would like to select multiple recommendations, hold down the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard while you click the multiple reasons. select-alert-recommendations
6. Optional: if you would like to indicate the student's current grade in your course, you may select it here. select-current-grade
7. Optional: if you would like to enter additional notes for the student, or if the available reasons and recommendations do not match your needs, enter that information in the "Notes" field. Please remember that this information will be included in the e-mail the student receives, and it will be available to academic advisors. enter-notes-to-student
8. To finish the alert, click the "Save This Alert and Email Student(s)" button. save-this-alert-button
9. You will then automatically return to your interactive class roster, and you will see a confirmation that the alert was saved successfully. The student(s) will receive the alert e-mails overnight. You may then add additional alerts by returning to Step #4 above. You may return to the system at any point during the semester to post additional alerts, even on the same student(s). alert-saved-successfully-message

Post Alert to Multiple Students


1. Log in to BlazerNET and click the "Early Alerts" link on the green ribbon.
2. You will then see a listing of all courses for which you are an instructor. Choose the course in which you wish to post alerts by clicking the "Show Course Roster" link. (If you wish to view more details about a specific course, click the "Show Course Details" link.) show-course-roster-link
3. An interactive class roster will then appear. It lists your students' full names, BlazerIDs, class level, and e-mail address. It will also identify any student who has withdrawn from the course. If you wish to view more details about a student--including the student's photo, major, and class schedule--click the "More details and alerts for this student..." link. more-details-and-alerts-link
4. If you would like to place a similar alert (same reasons, recommendations, etc.) on multiple students simultaneously, check the box next to each student who will be receive the alert. Once you have identified a student to receive an alert, click the "Alert" button next to student's name. select-multiple-students
5. Once you have finished selecting the students, click on the "Alert" button next to any of the students. add-alert-button
6. You will then see a screen from which you create the alert. The names, BlazerIDs, and e-mail addresses of all students who will receive the alert will be listed near the top of the screen. list-of-multiple-students-receiving-alert
7. First, select the reason(s) for the alert from the list. If you would like to select multiple reasons, hold down the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard while you click the multiple reasons. select-alert-reasons
8. Next, select the recommendations you would like to make to the student. If you would like to select multiple recommendations, hold down the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard while you click the multiple reasons. select-alert-recommendations
9. Optional: if you would like to indicate the student's current grade in your course, you may select it here. select-current-grade
10. Optional: if you would like to enter additional notes for the student, or if the available reasons and recommendations do not match your needs, enter that information in the "Notes" field. Please remember that this information will be included in the e-mail the student receives, and it will be available to academic advisors. enter-notes-to-student
11. To finish the alert, click the "Save This Alert and Email Student(s)" button. save-this-alert-button
12. You will then automatically return to your interactive class roster, and you will see a confirmation that the alert was saved successfully. The students will receive the alert e-mails overnight. You may then add additional alerts by returning to Step #4 above. You may return to the system at any point during the semester to post additional alerts, even on the same student(s). multiple-alerts-saved-successfully-message

Post No Alerts


1. Log in to BlazerNET and click the "Early Alerts" link on the green ribbon.
2. You will then see a listing of all courses for which you are an instructor. Choose the course in which you wish to post alerts by clicking the "Show Course Roster" link. (If you wish to view more details about a specific course, click the "Show Course Details" link.) show-course-roster-link
3. An interactive class roster will then appear. It lists your students' full names, BlazerIDs, class level, and e-mail address. It will also identify any student who has withdrawn from the course. interactive-class-roster-view
4. If you have no alerts to post for any students and want to record that fact in the system, click the "No Alerts for this Course" button. You will then return to the listing of all of your courses. Even if you select this option, you may return to the system at any point during the semester to post alerts as appropriate. no-alerts-for-course-button

View Alerts Reports



1. Log in to BlazerNET and click the "Early Alerts" link on the green ribbon.
2. You will then see a listing of all courses for which you are an instructor. Click the green "Search for Alerts" button in the upper-right corner. search-for-alerts-button
3. The reporting screen will then appear. You may view alerts reports four different ways: by date, student, course, or alert reason(s). Click the appropriate green button to select the way in which you wish to search for alerts. search-for-alerts-options
4. When you perform a search, type in or select the criteria you wish to use, and click the green "Search" button. The results will appear at the bottom of the screen. If you wish to download the report in Excel format, click the green "Excel Download" button. search-for-alerts-buttons
5. On the "Search by Course" screen, deans and department chair have additional functionality. Deans may view all alerts in their schools, and department chairs may view all alerts in their departments by selecting the appropriate criteria from the drop-down boxes. When finished, deans and chairs may click the black "Summary" button to view a listing of the number of alerts by course. Clicking the black "Excel Summary Download" button allows this report to be downloaded in Excel format.

Deans, associate deans, and chairs who do not yet have this access may submit an access request via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
search-for-alerts-summary-buttons