Alertus is a rapid full-screen broadcasting system that is used to send alerts to all computers in the Texas State network to ensure effective and timely warnings to the campus community in the event of an emergency. Alertus Desktop for Windows is available for faculty and staff to download and install on Texas State-owned computers. Use the download method below, or locate and install the software using Software Center.
For more information on Alertus, visit the Alertus website.
Before You Begin
- A Texas State faculty or staff NetID and password is required.
- You must be logged in as an administrator on the computer to install the software.
- After downloading and installing the software, you must restart your computer to complete the installation.
NOTE: Alertus Desktop Alert is to be installed only on Texas State-owned computers.
If you have questions about these prerequisites, please contact your department's technical support person (TSP) or the IT Assistance Center (ITAC) before proceeding.
To install this software, you must agree to the Texas State Software Code of Ethics as listed below.
Software Code of Ethics for Texas State University
Software will be used only in accordance with its license agreement. Unless otherwise provided in the license, any duplication of copyrighted software, except for backup and archival purposes, is a violation of copyright law. In addition to violating copyright law, unauthorized duplication of software is contrary to Texas State University-San Marcos's standards of conduct. The following points are to be followed to comply with software license agreements:
I have read the software code of ethics for Texas State University-San Marcos. I am fully aware of the organization's software compliance policies and agree to abide by the policies. I understand that violation of any above policies may result in disciplinary sanctions.
- All software is used in accordance with its license agreements.
- Licensed software will be provided to all users who need it per the Supported Desktop Software Initiative. No Texas State user may make any unauthorized copies of any software under any circumstances. Anyone found copying software other than for backup purposes is subject to disciplinary action.
- The use of any unauthorized copies of software in our organization will not be tolerated. Any person illegally reproducing software can be subject to civil and criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment. We do not condone illegal copying of software under any circumstances and anyone whom makes, uses, or otherwise acquires unauthorized software may be disciplined.
- No user may give software to any outsiders, including students, clients, customers, family or friends.
- Any user who determines that there may be a misuse of software within the organization will notify the Software Licensing Coordinator for Technology Resources or department head.
- All software used by the organization on organization-owned computers will be purchased through appropriate procedures.
- See also UPPS 01.04.27, Intellectual Property: Ownership and Use of Copyrighted Works for details on Texas State's policy.
- Texas State has entered into a Campus Agreement with the Microsoft Corporation. This software is made available to you because of that Agreement. The software install is intended for the sole use of the faculty and staff member at Texas State University-San Marcos. This licensed install is granted to load Microsoft Product Activation enabled software on institution-owned or leased machines for institution-related work only.
You must check each box below to download the software.
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For more information or for answers to other questions about Alertus Desktop at Texas State, see the Alertus Desktop how-tos and FAQs at Answers@TexasState.