MCCC Knowledge Base

Faculty - How to Create a Blackboard Announcement

2021

Faculty - How to Create a Blackboard Announcement

 

The Announcement feature in Blackboard allows instructors to post a message in the Blackboard course for students. The Announcement is the first thing a student sees upon entering their Blackboard course. The Announcement is emailed to the students' email account. 

 

Video - How to Create and Edit Blackboard Announcements (Captioned) - Video Length 00:04:32

 

1. Go into your Blackboard course and click the Announcements link on the Course Navigation Menu

 

 

 

 

2. Click Create Announcement in the upper left corner. 

 

 

3. Enter the Subject and Message of the Announcement. 

Note: The asterisk indicates that this is a required field.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

4. Under Web Announcement Options you have the ability to set Date Restrictions and if you would like a copy of the announcement to be emailed immediately to students. 

Date Restrictions allow you to have the announcement sent on a specific day at a specific time. You can essentially create all of your course announcements ahead of time using this feature. 

If you want your announcement to be sent immediately, select the Not Date Restricted option. 

 

5. Under Course Link, you can decide if you wish to link to a specific area in your course. 

Note: The course link is not sent in the announcement email that is sent.

 

 

 

 

6. When you are finished, click Submit.

 

 

 

Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Name
Email
Related Articles RSS Feed
Faculty and Students - Blackboard Course Availability
Viewed 4791 times since Thu, Dec 21, 2017
Faculty - Blackboard Date Management Tool
Viewed 4593 times since Mon, Jul 9, 2018
Faculty - Making your Course Available or Unavailable
Viewed 10311 times since Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Faculty - Student Preview Mode in Blackboard
Viewed 4652 times since Tue, Nov 27, 2018
Faculty and Students - Setting Blackboard Notifications
Viewed 15318 times since Tue, Apr 14, 2015
Faculty - Move Individual Course Content in Blackboard Course
Viewed 11517 times since Fri, Jul 6, 2018
Faculty - Using Blackboard for Snow Days Video: Part 2
Viewed 5262 times since Fri, Mar 10, 2017
Faculty - Managing the Blackboard Course Navigation Menu
Viewed 7488 times since Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Faculty - Blackboard Text Editor Options
Viewed 118081 times since Mon, Nov 19, 2018
Students - Blackboard IT Guide
Viewed 7036 times since Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Need Help?