Instructor User Guide AnnouncementsHow do I add an Announcement?

How do I add an Announcement?

Go to the Announcements tool.

Go to the Announcements tool.

Select the Announcements tool from the Tool Menu of your site.

Click Add.

Click Add.

Title your announcement and add content.

Title your announcement and add content.

Give your announcement a title, and then enter the content of the announcement into the rich text editor.  You may use the formatting options in the editor to modify the font size or color, add images or links, or embed other content.  

Determine who can view the announcement.

Determine who can view the announcement.

By default, all people enrolled in this site see the announcement.

Making the announcement "publicly viewable" means that you can send a link to the announcement to people outside the course, even outside your instance of Sakai, and the announcement will be viewable by them.

Post announcement to group(s). (Optional)

Post announcement to group(s). (Optional)

If you have created groups in your course, the option to display to groups is shown. Select the group(s) you want to see the announcement.  Only these people will see this announcement.

Select when the announcement will be displayed.

Select when the announcement will be displayed.

By default, the announcement is displayed immediately upon posting.  You can also choose to hide it (saving the announcement as a draft until you are ready to post it) or you can choose to specify dates when the announcement will be available.

Select availability dates. (Optional)

Select availability dates. (Optional)

If you want the announcement to display during a specific time frame, choose Specify Dates.  Select the box beside Beginning and/or Ending and click the calendar icon to insert the properly formatted date and time when the announcement will begin and/or end.

Click calendar icon to insert date and time.

Click calendar icon to insert date and time.

Click the date on the calendar, and use the sliders to select the time.  Then click Done.

Add attachments. (Optional)

Add attachments. (Optional)

Click the Add Attachments button

Browse for the file.

Browse for the file.

If the file is not already in your Resources in the course, click Browse to locate the file on your computer.  Click Continue to attach the file.

If the file is in your Resources, click Attach a copy to the right of the file.  Click Continue to attach the file.

Notify participants of announcement by email. (Optional)

Notify participants of announcement by email. (Optional)

By default, no email notification is sent.  You may also select:

  • High - All participants to send an email to everyone in the course.
  • Low - Not received by those who have opted out to send to everyone except people who have intentionally changed their settings so that they don't receive low priority messages.

Click Post Announcement.

Click Post Announcement.