Adding announcements to your courses is a beneficial way to send out information to your students quickly. Any time an announcement is made, students will be notified via email of the post and it will appear on the top of your class page in the Announcements section. This section is similar to the social forum.
First, open your course page and click “Announcements.” This will always be located at the top of the page under your course banner.
Here, you will see the Announcements page. Click the blue “Add a new topic” to create an announcement post.
Write a subject and message for your announcement. You can also add any attachments or links using the buttons in the message section.
To access even more formatting options, click the downward arrow button.
Review your announcement for errors. Once you are happy with your post, click “Post to forum.”
You will see a green confirmation message at the top. By default, you will be able to make edits to your post after 30 minutes.
The announcement will be emailed to all of the students enrolled in your class. You can also view the announcement when you click the Announcements forum. You can see a list of all your announcements underneath “Discussion” in the announcement section.
To the right of each announcement post, you can see who created each post, the date it was posted, and if there are any replies. You can click the three dots on the right to pin a post or lock a post.