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An Announcement is a notice that all staff and students enrolled in your paper can read.


To add an Announcement:

  1. Go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Announcements.
  2. Click the Create Announcement button.
  3. Enter a subject for the Announcement in the Subject field.
  4. Enter the body of the message in the Message field.
  5. Select Not Date Restricted or Date Restricted if you want to restrict the visibility of the Announcement to certain dates/times.
  6. Ensure you select the Email Announcement checkbox if you would like students to be emailed a copy (recommended)
  7. If you want to include a Course Link in the Announcement (a shortcut to a piece of content, discussion forum, tool, etc already residing in this paper) click the Browse button, then choose the content you want to link to in the pop-up window.
  8. Click Submit.

How to turn the Announcements tool on/off:

If you have tried to use Announcements and found it missing, or received a ‘privileges’ error message , you may need to make the tool available again by following these instructions:

  1. Go to Control PanelCustomisation > Tool Availability
  2. Find the Announcements  in the list and check its ‘availability status’.

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