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

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.  No members are added manually to 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 the list of members is completely rebuilt just before the start of the next term.  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if you were a student at the start of the current term and have since either completed all of your courses or have withdrawn, you will remain in the JWCC Alerts group until the start of the next term.

Managing Your Regroup Account

Logging In

To log in to Regroup, use the form below.  Enter your JWCC email address if you have one. 

If you have not logged in to Regroup before, or if you have forgotten your password, click on the Request a Password button.  When you are prompted for an email address, please enter your JWCC email address if you have one.  A link that can be used to set your password will be sent to the address you specify.

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 provided one of your telephone numbers or email addresses when enrolling as a student or when completing paperwork for Human Resources as an employee, the person who supplied your information will have to opt out on your behalf.

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.

Regroup notification preferences - reduced size

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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 department.

More Information

This page is intended to provide basic information about Regroup and to answer the most common questions about the system.

The Regroup Member's Guide contains some information for all members that is not documented here.

The Information Technology department's page on BlazerNet includes links to additional documentation for group administrators, as well as a link to a form for requesting the creation of a group.

Questions or Assistance

If you have questions about Regroup or require assistance with using it, please contact the Information Technology Help Desk and your inquiry will be routed appropriately.