Announcements are an ideal way to post time-sensitive information such as assignment information and exam schedules.
Go to the Announcements menu item and click Add Announcement.
Enter the subject and text in the spaces provided.
It isn't possible to have Not Date Restricted announcements. If you choose this option the announcement will automatically have an end date of one year added. You can specifying a different start and end date to this using the Date Restricted option.
Add the duration and any date restrictions. If selecting Date Restricted remember to add Display After/Until dates.
You can choose to send a copy of the announcement as an email to all enrolled users by selecting the checkbox. The email will be sent to all enrolled users from your email address (this can not be configured).
You can insert a link to content in your module (click Browse to open a module map).
Module links are not included in emails of announcements.
To post the announcement, click Submit at the top/bottom of the page.
You can reorder announcements using the drag and drop functionality. Those which appear above the grey bar remain at the top of the list after new announcements are posted.