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Add an Announcement in Courses

What Does It Do?

The Announcements tool allows you to compose and post messages in your class or project site that can also be sent by email to all site participants. This offers two ways to make sure your message reaches your students or colleagues.

How You Can Use It:

  • Share details about new activities or to prepare participants for a class session.
  • Notify students of last minute changes (e.g. you are out sick or an exam has been postponed).
  • Announce changes to an assignment or to the syllabus.


  1. Click the tab for your course or project site.
  2. Click Announcements in the tools menu.
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  3. Click Add to begin adding an announcement.
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  4. In the "Post Announcement" window, enter the "Announcement" title and then add the announcement message in the "Body" text box.
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  5. Select who you want to display the announcement to under "Access." The options are:
    • Only members of this site can see this announcement.
    • This announcement is publicly viewable.
    • Displays this announcement to selected groups only. (This option will only appear if you have added groups to your site.)
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  6. Select when you want the announcement to be published under "Availability."
  7. Click Add Attachments to upload any attachments you want to include with the announcement.
  8. To email the announcement in addition to publishing it, select a type of "Email Notification"

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  9. Click Post Announcement to publish your announcement.