Learn@Illinois Moodle - Making Announcements

Using the Announcements activity (formerly News forum) 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.


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.

To make an announcement in your class using the Announcements forum:
    1. Click on Announcements near the top of your course homepage.
      Announcements

    2. Click Add a new topic.
      Add a new topic
    3. Similar to the format of an email, fill in the "Subject" and "Message" fields.
      Fill in Subject and Message
    4. Review other settings.
    5. Click Post to forum.
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.



Keywords:moodle, announcement, news forum   Doc ID:71831
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-03-17 14:01 CDTUpdated:2018-07-13 15:24 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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