Course Announcements

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Announcements are a quick and easy form of communication that are front and center in your learners’ experience of your course. They display on the front page of your course. Once students log in to Brightspace for the first time, announcements are also automatically emailed to students.


Why use announcements?

  • Course Welcome. A few days in advance of your course, send a welcome email. This sets the tone for the course and can be a great way to make sure students know any important information for the first week (e.g. like how to find your course).
  • Introduction to the week or module. What is the topic, what important dates are coming up. Help students keep engaged and on track with weekly announcements and reminders.
  • Share important info. Provide news such as cancellations, reminders, or upcoming assessments.
  • As personalized messages. Put conditions on specific announcements to reveal themselves to learners only when they have completed (or not completed) an activity or milestone

Post and Manage Announcements

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