How to Create an Announcement

You may want to create announcements for upcoming department events, assignments, exams, etc. When you create an assignment, you have the option of sending the announcement out as an e-mail in addition to appearing on your course site.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to Create an Announcement

  1. In the Control Panel, click Course Tools, and then click Announcements. Or select the Announcements link from your Course Menu.
    Adding an Announcement link to the course menu.
     
  2. You will see the Announcements page. For a new announcement, click Create Announcement.
    create announcement button
     
  3. In the Subject box, type the subject for your announcement.
  4. In the Message area, type your message.
    subject and message text boxes
     
  5. Under Web Announcement Options, set your announcement's date restriction options and check the box next to Email Announcement if you want to also send the announcement via email.
    Send a copy of this announcement immediately to ensure students are notified by selecting this option.
     
    Please Note:  If you select the Email Announcement option it will ignore any date restrictions on the announcement and send the email immediately.
  6. Under Course Link, select a location to link to, if you wish.
    course link information
     
    Please Note: This will create a link to a tool or another content area in your course, not to your computer. If the course item is hidden from students, the announcement will not be visible until the item is available.
  7. When you are finished, click Submit.

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Article ID: 91908
Created
Tue 11/12/19 11:04 AM
Modified
Wed 8/5/20 3:59 PM