Access Course Announcements

You can access and initiate course announcements in several ways:

  • From the course nav bar: 
    • click on "Communication"
    • select "Announcements"
    • Click "New Item"
  • From the course home page announcements widget, either:
    • Click the down arrow icon followed by the "New Item" button, or
    • Click the word "Announcements" then click  "New Item"

Creating your Announcement

  • Enter the title of your announcement in the "Headline" field above the editing window.
  • Enter the body of your announcement in the "Content" field using the toolbar menu for formatting.
  • Select and set start and end dates as desired.
    • If you wish to hide the start date of your announcement from students, un-check the box for "Always show start date." This is recommended if you plan to reuse it in future courses.
    • If you want to delay the posting of your announcement, adjust the "Start Date."
    • You can take an announcement down by checking "Remove announcement based on end date" and entering the date/time when you want it to end.
  • Add an attachment to an announcement and/or release conditions, if desired.
  • Click the "Publish" button.

Editing an Existing Announcement

From the course home page announcements widget:

  • Click on the drop-down arrow next to the announcement you wish to change.
  • Click "Edit."
  • Click into the announcement text area and make the desired changes.
  • Adjust the announcement start and end dates for the current semester.
  • Click "Update."


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