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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. Click the tick box/es beside Display After and/or Display Until, and choose dates from the calendar provided, if you want to restrict the visibility of the Announcement to certain dates/times.
  6. 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.
  7. 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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