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Posting Announcements

Why?

Announcements are a good way to post reminders and important notifications to your students. Announcements stay in your myWPI site until you remove them, so it is a good place to post notifications at the beginning of a term when students are still adding and dropping classes, and might miss out on an e-mail message. It is also a good place to post copies of important e-mail messages in case your students delete them.

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  1. Click Edit Mode in the top right of your screen to access your site in Edit Mode.
  2. To add an announcement, go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Announcements.
  1. Click Add Announcement to create a new announcement. The Add Announcement page appears in five sections.

Section 1: Announcement Information

  1. Enter a title for the announcement in the Subject field.
  2. Enter your message or announcement details in the Message box.

Section 2: Options

  1. Choose date restrictions sets a specific time for announcement visibility. For example, you could post an announcement for only a week. Use the Display After and Display Until checkboxes to set your start and end dates, then use the dropdown menus to set your date(s).
  2. To add a link to a specific content area or folder within your course, click Browse to display the Course Map in a new window. The link will be posted at the bottom of your announcement.
  3. Choose the content area or folder you want to link to in the Course Map.
  4. If you want the announcement to be emailed to all students/participants in addition to being posted in the course site, check the box for Email this announcement to all course users.
  5. Click Submit to post the announcement to your course.

Modifying an Existing Announcement

  1. Click Edit Mode in the top right of your screen to access your site in Edit Mode.
  2. To modify an existing announcement, go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Announcements.
  3. Click Edit on the dropdown menu next to the announcement you want to make changes to.
  1. When finished, click Submit to post the changes to your course.

Removing an Announcement

Caution!

Following these steps results in the permanent removal of an announcement from your course. You will not be able to undo the announcement deletion. It is recommended that you modify the date restrictions instead. If you still wish to delete an announcement from your course permanently, follow these steps.

  1. Click Edit Mode in the top right of your screen to access your site in Edit Mode.
  2. To delete an existing announcement, go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Announcements.
  3. Click Delete on the dropdown menu next to the announcement you want to make changes to.
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