John Wood Community College uses Regroup, an external platform for group communication.  Regroup facilitates emergency notifications and community outreach by enabling group administrators to send a single message to all members of a group through any or all of the following methods:

  • Regroup Web site
  • Email
  • Short Message Service (SMS/text messages)
  • Text-to-Speech
  • Facebook
  • Twitter


JWCC Alerts Group

We have created a special group called JWCC Alerts.  This group will only be used for emergency notifications.  If you are an active employee or a currently enrolled student, your contact information from Banner will be imported automatically into this group.

If you are an employee and were classified as inactive after the start of the current academic term, you will be a member of the JWCC Alerts group until Human Resources terminates your account in the system.

Similarly, if you were a student at the start of the current term and have since either completed all of your courses or have withdrawn, you will remain in the JWCC Alerts group until 7 days after course scheduled completion or have withdrawn from the class.

Logging In

If you have not logged into Regroup before, or if you have forgotten your password, please Request a Password. When you are prompted for an email address, please enter your JWCC email address if you have one.  You will then receive an email with a link that can be used to set your password.

Opting Out

You may opt out entirely of any Regroup group except JWCC Alerts.  If you are in the JWCC Alerts group, you may choose to stop receiving communication via all methods except email.

Please note:  If a friend or relative used your telephone number or email address when enrolling as a student or when completing paperwork for Human Resources as an employee, they will need to talk to Student Services or Human Resources to get it changed.

Most members will be directed to the Settings page automatically after logging in.  Group administrators have a different home page and will need to click on the Preferences link in the upper right corner of that page to access Settings.

To view or change notification settings, click on the Group Notifications tab.

Group Notifications

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Remember to save any changes you make!

Updating Information

Anyone whose information was not imported into Regroup from Banner should be able to update his or her own contact information by clicking on the Email | Phone tab on the Settings page (see image above).

Regroup users whose contact information is imported from Banner, however, will find that changes that they make manually to their own contact information will be overwritten by the information in Banner.  Therefore, active employees and currently enrolled students should check their contact information in SOLAR and then contact the appropriate department if their contact information needs to be updated.

  • Active employees should contact Human Resources.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in courses for credit should contact Enrollment Services.
  • Students who are currently enrolled only in workforce-related training that is not for credit, such as OSHA training or JWCC’s Truck Driver Training program, should contact the Workforce Development Center.
  • Students who are currently enrolled only in Community Based Outreach courses should contact the Community Based Outreach Office.

Questions or Assistance

If you have questions about Regroup or require assistance with using it, please contact the IT Help Desk . You may also call us at 217.641.4325.