Announcements are a great way of communicating a message to your entire class of students within a Blackboard Course. They can be used to post time-sensitive material like when assignments are due and exam schedules as well as general information like room changes and events. 

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Frequently asked questions

How do I create an Announcement? (Original Course)

Announcements appear in the order you post them. The most recent announcement appears first. On the Control Panel, go to Course Tools > Announcements. Select Create Announcement. Type a Subject, which appears as the title of the announcement on the Announcements page. Type your message. In the Web Announcements Options section, you can choose to restrict the announcement by date:

  • If you choose Not Date Restricted, the announcement is visible until you remove it.
  • 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.
Select the Email Announcement check box to send students an email with the announcement. The email is sent to all students, even those who chose not to receive announcement notifications through email. Email announcements display your name but are sent from a "do not reply," automated account. Select Submit

How do I edit or delete an Announcement? (Original Course)

To edit or delete an announcement, select Edit or Delete in its menu. The delete action is final and irreversible. If you chose to send an email announcement and edit the announcement after you post it, another email is sent. If you edit an announcement with no date restrictions, the posted date and time is changed to the current date and time after you submit. To retain the original posted date and time, select Date Restricted and the original posted date and time appears under Display After.

Can I reorder Announcements? (Original Course)

Yes you can reorder the position of announcements on the announcements page. On the Announcements page, click and drag an announcement on the left hand side to reorder announcements to new positions on the page. Move priority announcements above the bar to pin them to the top of the list and prevent new announcements from superseding them.

What type of content can I use in an Announcement? (Original Course)

You can use a wide variety of content in Blackboard announcements. These include: Images Hyperlinks File attachment YouTube video Course Links

Can I post the same Announcement to multiple courses? (Original Course)

Yes you can using the Qwickly tool. To find out how to do this click here.

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