Blackboard Faculty Manual - Course Panel
Step 2: Posting an announcement
Please check out more information on using Carroll's Blackboard by clicking into the Faculty Bb Resource tab after you login to Bb.
- Click on Announcements in the Course Tools section of the Control Panel
- Click on Add Announcement
|Subject||Enter a subject for the announcement. This is what will appear as the title of the announcement on the Announcement page. A subject is required.|
|Message||Enter the announcement by either typing directly into the field or copy and paste text from another word processing document. Select a text type from the following options:
|*Always show this announcement on the course's main page||Select Yes and the announcement will always appear on the Announcements area in the course.
Select No and the announcement will appear on the Announcements area for 7 days before being moved behind the front screen in the 7 – 30 day tab.
Make wise use of the “always show this announcement on the course’s main page.”
The first announcement that student’s see should be a current, fresh one. This should be used for dynamic instructor presence.
|Restrict dates to show this announcement||Select the range of dates that the announcement will appear. Select dates using the drop-down lists or click on the icon for a calendar interface.
To display an announcement from a date forward,
select a date in the first date field but do not select the Display Until option.
To display an announcement for a specific amount of time
select a date in the first date field, check Display Until, and select a date below.