How to subscribe to updates to the NWEA status page

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Introduction
RSS feeds are a way to view updates to a website from a centralized location on your web browser or mobile device, similar to a news aggregator or a digest. You can add NWEA status updates to your RSS feed to receive initial notifications regarding service issues or planned maintenance windows instead of checking the NWEA status page directly.

Steps

About the NWEA Status Page

You can visit the NWEA Status Page here: http://status.nwea.org. The NWEA Status Page keeps you updated on any service issues or planned maintenance that may prevent students, teachers, or leaders from accessing NWEA products.

You can subscribe to RSS updates to the NWEA Status Page. The RSS feed provides you with an initial notification of a service issue or planned maintenance window. After you are notified, you can then visit the Status Page to subscribe for ongoing email or text updates for that particular issue or maintenance window. You can also subscribe to email or text message updates for a specific incident. See How to subscribe to an incident on the NWEA Status Page.

 
About RSS readers

Subscribing to an RSS feed requires an RSS reader. Most web browsers (except Chrome) have RSS readers built-in. There are many free browser extensions that provide RSS reader capabilities. There are also many RSS apps for your mobile device.

Some email clients allow you to subscribe to RSS feeds. For example, Outlook for Windows allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds.

To be alerted as soon as the NWEA status page updates, we recommend finding an RSS reader that provides notifications.

 
Subscribe to the NWEA Status RSS feed

If using a mobile app:
  1. Follow the app’s instructions to subscribe to the feed.
  2. If prompted, enter the feed URL: http://status.nwea.org/history.rss
  3. Follow the app’s instructions to configure notifications for when the status page feed is updated.

If using Microsoft Outlook for Windows:
  1. Follow the instructions under Subscribe to an RSS Feed from Outlook here: Subscribe to an RSS Feed
  2. When prompted, enter the feed URL: http://status.nwea.org/history.rss
  3. The feed will appear in your mailbox list, under RSS Subscriptions > NWEA Status – Incident History. By default, this is near the bottom of your list of mailboxes. You can drag it to the top, or right-click on NWEA Status – Incident History and add it to your favorites.
  4. New updates will appear as an unread message under NWEA Status - Incident History.
    RSS Subscriptions
 
If using Internet Explorer:
  1. Navigate to our status page at http://status.nwea.org.
  2. Select Subscribe to Updates.
  3. Select the RSS icon, then select RSS Feed.
  4. In the yellow box at the top, select Subscribe to this feed.
  5. Check the box labeled Add to Favorites Bar, and click Subscribe.
  6. The NWEA Status - Incident History feed will appear on your favorites bar. It will be bolded when there are unread updates.
    • Tip: Right-click on NWEA Status – Incident History and select Properties to set how often Internet Explorer will check for updates.
  7. If your Favorites bar is missing:
    1. Right-click anywhere at the top of the Internet Explorer window.
    2. Select Favorites bar to show the Favorites bar.
 
If using another web browser, or a browser extension:


Chrome does not have a built-in RSS reader. If you are using Chrome, please install an RSS reader extension. There are many free extensions on the Chrome Web Store.
  1. Navigate to our status page at http://status.nwea.org.
  2. Select Subscribe to Updates.
  3. Select the RSS icon, then select RSS Feed.
  4. Follow the browser or RSS reader extension’s instructions for subscribing to the feed. Typically there will be a button to confirm your subscription.
  5. Follow the browser or RSS reader’s instructions for receiving notifications when the status page is updated. Note that many browsers do not have notification features in their default RSS readers. You may need to use a 3rd party RSS browser extension or add-on.

 
Can I subscribe to updates for a specific incident or issue?

Yes, you can subscribe to get email or text message updates for specific incidents from the status page. See How to subscribe to an incident on the NWEA Status Page.

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