Announcements are an ideal tool for facilitating communication with students concerning time-sensitive material such as reminders about upcoming due dates, changes in the syllabus, and corrections or clarifications of material.
To create a new Announcement: From the Control Panel click Course Tools, click Announcements, then click Create Announcement in the adjacent content frame.
New, active course announcements appear the first time students enter your course. Students need to close the New Course Announcements window before they can view course content. After students close the window, it won’t appear again. If you post new announcements, the window appears again with only the new announcements.
Active announcements also appear in the Today and Recent sections of the Activity Stream. Most announcements disappear from the Activity Stream when students view them within their courses. If you schedule an announcement, it also appears in the Activity Stream at the scheduled time.
On the Course Content page, in the Details & Actions panel, students can select View archive to read past, active announcements. They may also select the Search announcements icon and type keywords to locate a specific announcement.