Why should you use Announcements?

Blackboard announcements are the entrance into your course. It provides students with the one place to find out about important time-sensitive information such as due dates, schedules, and changes or corrections to material. It is the "front door" into the course - let students know that they are welcome and you cannot wait for them to come in!

Create Announcement

From the Menu tab, click “Announcements

Select “Create Announcement”, type in a subject and type in the announcement message in the text editor. (note that the new text editor allows for copy/paste from Word or Excel

Select Options desired

Update: The default option is now "Not Date Restricted. 

Select, if desired, "Send a copy ... immediately". This option will have an email sent of the announcement to users. Note: users will see/receive announcements in the new Global Navigation area.

You can also add a Course Link to the announcement. Adding a course link will redirect the user to that area or item within the course

Click Submit

Edit/Delete Announcement

Click the chevron to the right of the announcement and select "Edit" to update the announcement message

Select "Delete" to remove the announcement

Click Submit


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