Blackboard (Faculty) - Announcements: Create an Announcement

This document provides an overview of how to create an announcement.

  1. Click Announcements in the left-hand course menu

  2. Click the Create Announcement button.

  3. Give the announcement a short title/subject line.

  4. Give the announcement a message (note you can add text, images, links to videos, etc.).

  5. Choose Web Announcement Options:

    Duration: To select a permanent announcement, select "Not Date Restricted" radio button.
    To set a temporary announcement, select "Date Restriction" radio button and set the Display After and Display Until date and time.

    Email Announcement:
    Check the box to send an email of this announcement.

    Course Link
    : Creates a link to a specific folder or file in your course (e.g. the syllabus)
    To create a course link: Click the Browse button and select the course area where you want students to go. 

  6. Click Submit at the bottom of the page after you have chosen your options. 

    Example announcement: 

    Announcement with course link

See Also:

Keywords:blackboard, black board, bb, announcement, announcements, create announcement, send announcement as email, email announcement   Doc ID:61246
Owner:Center I.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2016-02-26 15:10 CSTUpdated:2021-09-10 08:22 CST
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