Emergency Alert Banner

The emergency alert banner feature allows you to inform website users of sudden changes in university-wide operations, including outages and office closures (e.g. a UBC-wide campus closure due to extreme weather). This feature will only display on your homepage.

Adding/ editing the emergency alert banner

To add/modify content in the Emergency Alert:

  • Go to your Dashboard, under Settings, select Emergency Alert.
  • Fill in the corresponding fields:
    • Title: Area to enter the title for the emergency alert (character limit: 50)
    • Body: Area to enter the body content for the emergency alert (character limit: 200)
    • Link text: Area to enter the text for the Link URL (a call to action; e.g. “Learn more”) (character limit: 20)
    • Link URL: Area to enter the link that will redirect the user to the official/original source (e.g. https://www.ubc.ca/)
    • Enable Emergency Alert: Check this box to display the alert on the homepage; uncheck this box to hide the alert
  • Click “Save Changes” to save the settings.

Tip: The content in the emergency alert should align with the University’s messaging to ensure the information delivered is consistent between the official source and your website. 

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