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.

Select Add.

Select 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 the individuals in the selected group(s) 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 as a draft until you are ready to post it), or you may 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 or Ending, and select the calendar icon to insert the properly formatted date and time when the announcement will begin or end.

Select the calendar icon to insert date and time.

Select the calendar icon to insert date and time.

Select the date on the calendar, use the sliders to select the time, and select Done.

Add attachments. (Optional)

Add attachments. (Optional)

Select the Add Attachments button

Browse for the file.

If the file is not already in your Resources in the course, select Choose File to locate the file on your computer.  Select Continue to attach the file.

If the file is in your Resources, select Attach a copy to the right of the file.  Select 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.

Select Post Announcement.

Select Post Announcement.