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What Are Announcements?

Summary

The Announcements tool is used to inform site participants about current or important events, or other items of interest. Announcements can have multiple attachments, such as documents or URLs.

To see the Announcements from all the sites to which you belong, in the menubar of My Workspace, click Announcements.

Key concepts

Sorting: You can sort announcements by subject, sender, access, or date.

Posting: Announcements are posted to a course or project site. Site owners and instructors can choose to have an announcement automatically sent to particular sections.

Things to consider

  • Once you've turned automatic sectioning on or created sections using the Section Info tool (in course sites) or the Manage Groups button (in project sites), you can use the Announcements tool to send an email to specific sections.
  • Announcements are a useful way to post a notice about an important change in deadlines, meeting times, or meeting locations.
  • You can draft and save an announcement before you send it out to site participants. Your drafts will be shown with a Draft marker in your list of announcements.
  • When creating an announcement, you can select Show to make it visible, Hide to hide it, or you can select Specify Dates to set a beginning date and ending date for the announcement's visibility.