The Announcements tool allows course editors to create course announcements that are displayed on the Resources tab and the student's My Profile page. Use this tool to communicate general announcements to your students.

Note: Students can choose not to display the My Announcements component on their My Profile page.

An announcement need not be tied to a particular date and time and can be posted for a range of dates.

To access the Announcement Editor, select the Announcements link beneath the Course News and Events subheading on the Communicate tab.

Screen Capture. Announcement Editor.
Announcement Editor

The Announcements Editor provides the following options:

Field Name


Add Announcement

The Add Announcement link allows you to add an announcement.


The User pull-down list allows you to view announcements for the user type you select.

View: Past Present Future All

The View links allow you to select which announcements to view.

Sort: Ascending Descending

The Sort link allows you to select the order in which the announcements are viewed.

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