Blackboard - Announcements

What are Announcements?

Announcements are an ideal way to post time-sensitive information critical to course success. Add announcements for these types of course activities:

  • Due dates for assignments and projects
  • Changes to your syllabus
  • Corrections/clarifications of materials
  • Exam schedules

You can add, edit, and delete announcements from the Announcements page. When you add an announcement, you can also send it as an email to students in your course. Students receive the announcement even if they don't log into your course.

Create an Announcement

A link to Announcement is a default link in all Blackboard courses. Announcements appear in the order you post them. The most recent announcement appears first.

  1. On your main menu, select “Announcement”
  2. Select Create Announcement
  3. Type a Subject, which appears as the title of the announcement on the Announcements page.
  4. Type your message.
  5. In the Web Announcements Options section, you can choose to restrict the announcement by date:
    1. If you choose Not Date Restricted, the announcement is visible until you remove it.
    2. If you choose Date Restricted, select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date and time selections. Provide the date and time restriction settings. To display an announcement from a date forward, select the Display After check box and provide a date and time, but don't select the Display Until check box.
  6. Select the Email Announcement check box to send an email with the announcement to all course members, which includes students, instructors, and teaching assistants.
  7. Optionally, in the Course Link section, select Browse to link to a course area, tool, or item
  8. Select Submit

Web Announcement Options




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