Learn@Illinois Moodle - Making Announcements with the Announcements Forum
Using the Announcements activity in your course is the best way to make an announcement to the whole class. By default, students are automatically subscribed so that posts are delivered to students' email addresses. Students do not have the ability to reply to the announcements, which prevents them from messaging the whole class. There is a 15 minute delay for all forum posts.
For a permanent link to this information, please use: https://go.illinois.edu/MoodleAnnouncements
Note: We strongly recommend using Announcements as opposed to the messaging tool. The messaging tool does not send messages to users currently online nor does it provide any record of messages sent or to whom they were sent. If you would like to send emails to groups/sections of students within the class rather than the whole class, see Using the Quickmail Block to Email Students.
- Near the top of your course homepage, click Announcements.
- Click Add a new topic.
- Similar to the format of an email, fill in the "Subject" and "Message" fields.
- Review other settings.
- Click Post to forum.