The announcement is used for gaining instant attention. 

Announcements are a one-way communication tool used to provide students with subject reminders and updates. Announcements are ideal to facilitate communication with students concerning time-sensitive material such as reminders about upcoming due dates, changes in the subject outline and corrections or clarifications of material.

Announcements can contain text, images, multimedia, and links to content.

Announcements appear in the order posted, with the most recent announcements appearing first.

  • On the Course Menu select Announcements
  • On the Announcements page, click Create Announcement
  • On the Create Announcement page, type a Subject.
    This becomes the title of the announcement on the Announcements page.
    In the Message box, you can use the content editor functions to format the text and include files, images, external links, multimedia, and mashups.
    Any files uploaded from your computer are saved in Course Files or the Content Collection in the top-level folder.
  • In the Web Announcements Options section, select:
    • Not Date Restricted to keep the announcement visible until you remove it or
    • Date Restricted to limit the announcement’s visibility by date and time.

For Enter Date and Time Restrictions, you can set announcements to display on a specific date and time and to stop displaying on a specific date and time.
Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date and time selections.
Type dates and times in the boxes or use the pop-up Date Selection Calendar and Time Selection Menu to select dates and times.
Display restrictions do not affect the announcement availability, only when it appears.

Several options exist regarding date restrictions, duration, and the ability to override student Notification settings.  Announcements may be modified or deleted at any time.


To create a new Announcement: From the Control Panel click Course Tools > click Announcements > and Create Announcement in the adjacent content frame.


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