How do I set up Canvas Announcements?


What It Is:

Announcements allow instructors to communicate with students about course activities and to post interesting course-related topics and information.

Why It's Awesome:

  • Broadcast information: send to all members of a course or to all members of a section within a course.
  • Maintain a running record of communication: course announcements are retained.
  • Allow students to interact: students can respond to and like Announcements.
  • Delay posting: time-sensitive Announcements can be built ahead of time and sent at your discretion.

Ways to Make It More Awesome:

  • Enable an RSS feed to auto-post Announcements from a news source.
  • Enable a podcast feed for audio or media Announcements.
  • Show Announcements on the course home page using the Course Settings for easier student access.

Explore these Canvas Guides for more info:

What are Announcements?

How do I add an announcement in a course?

How do I add an external RSS feed to an announcement as an instructor?

  • Last Updated May 04, 2023
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  • Answered By Sophie Theiss

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