Sunday, January 11, 2009

Adding Announcements

Now that your course is just starting, would you like to know how to post an announcement so your students know what to do in the online or web-supported classroom?  Here's how!

From your course home page, find the Announcements nugget and select the Edit button from the right end of the nugget
The next page that pops up is the list of announcements for your course and where you may choose to Add Announcement
In the Announcement Editor, key your content in the Announcement box and then set the Start and End dates.  It is highly recommended you use only dark fonts and not select bright or light ones as they are very difficult to view.

If you want to send a message to a specific student or group of students, you can change the User section to any one or more individuals.

Remember, the Announcements nugget shows up on the ANGEL home page and will help draw attention so students are on top of course requirements (or should be).

That's all there is to creating an announcement.  In many cases, you will want to use the Announcements option rather than individual emails.  Just remember if you want some contact back from the student, you probably want to send ANGEL course mail but if you mainly want to remind or announce changes, using the announcements feature is your best bet.

Call Jeff or Angela in ITDE if you have any questions and we will be happy to help!

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