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How do I add an announcement?

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Select Announcements.

Select Announcements

In the target Sakai site, select Announcements from Tool Menu.

Select Add.

Select Add

Select Add from the Actions Menu.

Title the announcement and add content.

Enter a title and body message
  1. Enter a title for the announcement in the "Announcement title" field.
  2. Then, enter the content of the announcement into the "Body" field.  The formatting options in the Rich Text Editor are available to modify the font size or color, add images or links, or embed other content.  

Determine who can view the announcement.

Use the radio button to 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)

Select the drop-down menu and choose which groups should see the announcement

If groups exist in the course, the option to display to groups is shown.

  1. First, select the dropdown menu You must select at least one group.
  2. Check the boxes for the group(s) who should see the announcement.  Only the participants in the selected group(s) will see this announcement.

Select when the announcement will be displayed.

Select the radio button to set the announcement's availability

By default, the announcement is displayed immediately upon posting.  Alternatively, choose to Hide it (saving as a draft), or Specify Dates when the announcement will be available.

Select availability dates. (Optional)

Specify dates for the announcement to display

If you want the announcement to display during a specific time frame, choose Specify Dates.

  1. Check the box(es) to the left of Beginning and/or Ending.
  2. Then, choose the calendar icon(s) to insert the properly formatted date and time when the announcement will begin and/or end.

Choose the date and time.

Use the calendar date and time picker
  1. Select date on the calendar.
  2. Use the plus and minus buttons to select the time.
  3. Then, select Done.

Add attachments. (Optional)

Select Add attachments

Select the Add Attachments button to add a file attachment to the announcement.

Browse for the file.

Upload a local file.

Select Upload a local file, choose file, and then locate the file on your computer
  1. If the file is not already in the Resources in the course, select Choose File to locate the file on your computer.
  2. Select Continue to attach the file.

Or, select from Resources.

Select the Select from resources tab and attach a copy

If the file already exists in this site's Resources:

  1. Select the Select from resources tab.
  2. Then, select "Attach a copy" to the right of the file.
  3. Select Continue to attach the file.

Notify participants of announcement by email. (Optional)

Choose an email notification option

By default, no email notification is sent.  Select the "Email Notification" dropdown menu and choose one of the following options:

  • "High - All participants," which sends an email to everyone in the course
  • "Low - Not received by those who have opted out," which sends an email to everyone except participants who have intentionally changed their settings so that they don't receive low priority messages
  • "None - No notification," which does not send any email notification

Select Post Announcement.

Select Post Announcement

Select Post Announcement.

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