How do I use the Announcements Index Page?

How do I use the Announcements Index Page?

You can view all your course announcements in the Announcements Index Page. As an instructor, you can also create announcements and modify announcement settings.

Open Announcements

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View Index Page

The Announcements Index page is designed with global settings at the top of the page [1], followed by the individual announcements [2].

View Global Settings

Global settings include a drop-down menu to filter all or unread announcements [1] and a search field for searching an announcement [2]. You can also add a new announcement [3] and view external feeds for announcements [4]. External feeds include adding an external feed and subscribing to the Announcements RSS feed.

View Announcements

Announcements are listed in reverse chronological order with the newest appearing first and the older Announcements appearing towards the bottom.


Each announcement includes the name of the announcement [1], the profile picture of the user who posted the announcement [2] the announcement post date [3], the number of unread/total replies in the announcement [4], and an options icon to manage individual announcement settings [5].

Notes:


A profile picture displaying the letter U in place of a user's profile picture indicates that an announcement was imported using a course copy, the Course Import Tool, or a blueprint course. Additionally, copied announcements do not include a posted date and time.

If a user does not have a profile picture, the user's initials display in place of their profile picture.

Manage Announcements

To apply a bulk action, such as locking or deleting, click the checkbox next to the announcement [1]. To close all selected announcements to comments, click the Lock button [2]. To delete all selected announcements, click the Delete button [3].

Manage Individual Announcements

To view an announcement, click the name of the announcement [1].


You can also use the options icon to delete the announcement [2]. If your course allows comments, you can also allow or disallow comments [3].




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