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Blackboard 9.1 Online Guide: Announcements
Online Learning Modules


Announcements are ideal for communicating time-sensitive information to students such as reminders about upcoming due dates, changes in the syllabus, or corrections and clarifications to course material. This section will outline the steps necessary to create, edit and delete announcements using Blackboard's Announcement tool.


After completing this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Create an announcement
  • Set a duration
  • Attach a course link
  • Override user notification settings
  • Edit an announcement
  • Delete an announcement
  • Reorder announcements
Learning Activities

Watch the video tutorial below or read the quick reference guide for instructions:

It's Your Turn!

It's your turn! Try the following activities in your own course:

  1. Create an announcement.
  2. Create a second announcement and attach a course link.
  3. Reorder the announcements.
  4. Use the contextual menus in Edit Mode to practice editing and deleting your announcements.
Best Practices in Higher Education
  • Use the announcement tool to relay your most important course updates.
  • Keep your announcements brief and succinct.
  • Delete announcements when they are no longer relevant to student success.

Blackboard's Announcement tool is a great vehicle for communicating important course information to your students.

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Last Updated: 6/26/15