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!
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 the chevron to the right of the announcement and select "Edit" to update the announcement message
Select "Delete" to remove the announcement