Canvas: Announcements

Instructions to create, edit, or delete an announcement in Canvas.


CREATING AN ANNOUNCEMENT

When you create an announcement, Canvas sends a message to all students enrolled in a course. Announcements by default also go to students' emails, however this depends on students' notification settings which can be changed.

1. In Course Navigation, click the Announcements link. 

2. Click the +Announcement button. 

3. Enter a title in the Topic Title box. 

4. Enter your text in the Rich Content Editor. 

5. Bonus: You can add links to course content, files, or Images by using the Insert Content Into the Page section, 

6. Bonus: You can choose which section of your course to post the Announcement to if you have crosslisted your sections into one course using the Post to section. 

7. Bonus: You can delay posting to a certain time to allow you to create announcements for the future. 

8. Click the Save button to post the announcement. 


EDITING AN ANNOUNCEMENT

Edited announcements are not re-sent to students, but a notification will appear in Canvas. To ensure a message is sent, you may wish to create a new announcement. 

1. In Course Navigation, click the Announcements link. 

2. Click on the name of the announcement you wish to edit. 

3. Click the Edit button. 

4. Make any changes and click the Save button to update. 


DELETING AN ANNOUNCEMENT
 

1. In Course Navigation, click the Announcements link. 

2. Click the Options icon and click the Delete link. 

3. Click OK to confirm the deletion. 

 

If you have more questions on this, email ITHELP@clemson.edu or call 864-656-3494.

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