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About Announcement

Use the Announcement tool to read instructor messages, course information, and other announcement updates.

Announcement items appear in the Announcement widget, but you can also receive instant notifications about postings through email, SMS, and RSS feeds. See Setting your notifications to learn about creating instant notifications for announcement items.

The Announcement tool enables you to create announcement items that help communicate course updates, changes, and new information to your users quickly and effectively. Since My Home or Course Home is the first page that users often see when they log in or access their courses, the Announcement widget is a good area for displaying important information.

Note  The Global Announcement Item icon appears beside global announcement items in your Announcement widget.

Access the Announcement tool

Do one of the following:

  • Click Announcement on the navbar.
  • Click Announcement in the header of the Announcement widget.

Global Announcement

Global announcement items appear in the same My Home and Course Home pages' Announcement widget as course-related announcement items.

Managing announcement items

  • Use the drop-down lists in the Sort Order column to select an item's order. Other items automatically reposition themselves according to the new order.
  • Click Save.

Dismiss an announcement item

Do one of the following:

  • Click the Dismiss icon for the announcement item you want to hide in the Announcement widget.
  • On the Announcement page, click Dismiss from the context menu of item you want to dismiss.

Restore a dismissed announcement item

On the Announcement page or Global Announcement page, click Restore from the context menu of the announcement item you want to restore.

Note  You can click Go to Announcement tool from the Announcement widget menu to view all announcement items on the Announcement page.