Help boost engagement by scheduling announcements for frequent and regular communication to all learners enrolled in a course. Learners can set notification preferences to be made aware of important updates.
The following are required to use the Announcements tool:
- To see and use the Announcements tool, you must have the required Announcements permissions applied to your role. These permissions can only be accessed by your organization administrator.
- To add the Announcements tool to your course navbar, you must have the required Navbar permissions applied to your role. For more information about how to add a tool or link to your course navbar, refer to the Customize your course navbar topic.
Important: You can also locate available course tools by navigating to Course Admin from your navbar. If you cannot find the Announcements tool in your Brightspace instance, contact your organization administrator to obtain required permissions.
Note: You can also use the Announcements widget to create and manage announcements for your course. Refer to the Create a welcome message using the Announcements widget topic for details. If you have the Homepage Widget Expansion pack, you can use the Slim Announcements widget to post a simplified, shorter version of announcements.
Visual tour of the Announcements tool
Once you have satisfied permission requirements and added the tool to your course navbar, select Announcements.
Figure: Overview of the Announcements tool interface.
When instructors land on the Announcements tool, the first page that they will see will display all announcements created within the course.
- New Announcement: Create new course announcements.
Note: The body of an announcement cannot have more than 1.5million characters.
- More Actions: Reorder announcements, access notification settings, and restore deleted items.
- Delete: Remove announcements from a course if they are no longer needed.
- After clicking on the drop-down menu next to the title of an announcement, instructors are given the options to View, Edit, Delete, or Copy the selected item, as well as Pin to top or Unpin the announcement to the top of the page as needed.