How do I add an Announcement?
Title your Announcement and add content.
Select who can view the Announcement.
If you select "Only members of this site can see this announcement", all students will be able to view the announcement on the course site Home page, on the course site Announcements tool and on their Workspace Home page.
If you select "This announcement is publicly viewable", all students will be able to view the announcement on the course site Home page, on the course site Announcements tool and on their Workspace Home page. AND users without an account can search and locate the announcement via the login page "Search Public Courses" tool.
If you select "Displays this announcement to selected groups only." a panel is displayed that allows you to direct the display of the Announcement to a specific group (or groups). Note: This option does not appear unless the instructor has created groups under Site Editor / Manage Groups.
Select when the Announcement will be displayed.
Add attachments. (Optional)
Notify participants of announcement by email. (Optional)
By default, no email notification is sent. You may also select:
- High - All participants to send an email to everyone in the course.
- Low - Not received by those who have opted out to send to everyone except people who have intentionally changed their preference settings so that they don't receive low priority messages.