Announcements are an ideal way to post time-sensitive information critical to course success. Add announcements for these types of course activities:

  • Due dates for assignments and projects
  • Changes to your syllabus
  • Corrections/clarifications of materials
  • Exam schedules
  • Highlighting the availability of learning resources

You can add, edit, and delete announcements from the Announcements page. When you add an announcement, you can also send it as an email to students in your course. Students will receive the announcement even if they don’t log in to your course.

For further information click to expand the links below:

Create an announcement

Announcements appear in the order you post them. The most recent announcement appears first.

  1. On the Control Panel, go to Module Tools > Announcements or click on announcements in the left menu.
  2. Select Create Announcement on the action bar.
  3. Type a Subject, which appears as the title of the announcement on the Announcements page.
  4. Type your message.
  5. In the Web Announcements Options section, choose to restrict the announcement by date or not.
    • If you choose Not Date Restricted, the announcement is visible until you remove it.
    • If you choose Date Restricted, select the Display After and Display until check boxes to enable the date and time selections. Provide the date and time restriction settings immediately.
  6. Select the Email Announcement check box to send students an email to their unimail address containing the announcement. The email is sent to all students immediately.
  7. Optionally, in the Course Link section, select Browse to link to a course area, tool, or item. This can help you to quickly highlight the resources and content within the module which is related to the announcement.

    Links to course content won’t appear in the email announcement if you choose to send one.

  8. Select Submit.

Reorder announcements

On the Announcements page, use the yellow bar at the side of the announcement to reposition and prioritize your announcements. Drag the bar to reorder announcements to new positions on the page. Move priority announcements above the bar to pin them to the top of the list and prevent new announcements from superseding them.

Students will see announcements in the order you choose. Students don’t see the bar and can’t reorder announcements.

Edit and delete announcements

To edit or delete an announcement, select Edit or Delete in its dropdown menu (accessed via the grey arrow next to its title. The delete action is final and irreversible, but it will not recall sent emails if emails were sent.