How do I add an Announcement?
Go to the Announcements tool.
Select the Announcements tool from the Tool Menu of your site.
This displays the Add Announcements page.
Title your Announcement and add content.
Use the Rich Text Editor to format your announcement and/or to embed links, images, audio or video.
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.
By default, the announcement is displayed immediately upon posting. You can also choose to hide it (saving as a draft until you are ready to post it), or you may specify dates when the announcement will be available.
Add attachments. (Optional)
Click the Add Attachments button
This displays your computer's file locator.
Locate the file to attach, then click Open
This returns the display to the Add Attachment page with the file listed..
This returns the display to the Add Announcement page.
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.