Announcements communicate important, time-sensitive information.

You can easily view the institution and course announcements your institution and instructors have posted.

Find your announcements

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Ultra" help about finding announcements.

You can access your announcements on the My Institution tab or on the course Home Page. Information is presented in boxes called modules, such as My Announcements. The system generates the information in each module.

You may also receive notifications about announcements and your instructor can send emails about important course announcements.

My Institution tab

Announcements can appear in more than one module on the My Institution tab. Your institution might rename the My Institution tab to match your institution's name or remove a module.

Recent announcements appear as links. If your institution added system-wide announcements, those announcements appear first in the My Announcements module. Course announcements are organized by course name.

When you select an announcement link, the main Announcements page opens. At the top of the page, you can filter your announcements by Institution, Courses & Organizations, and View All. Use the additional menu to refine your filter results.

Course Home Page

The Home Page is a course module page. Your instructor can rename or delete this page, and create other course module pages. Your instructor also chooses which modules appear.

In the My Announcements module, only announcements for the course you're in appear. No institution announcements appear. Recent announcements appear as links. Select an announcement or more announcements... to view the complete list of course announcements. At the top of the page, you can filter your announcements by Institution and Course.

More on the course Home Page


ULTRA: Find your announcements

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Original" help about finding announcements.

If your institution uses the Ultra experience, announcements appear in the Today section of the activity stream. Announcements can also appear on the login page.


ULTRA: Course announcements

New course announcements appear immediately when you enter a course. After you read an announcement, select Dismiss to continue to the Course Content page.

Course announcements appear in the Today or Recent section of the activity stream based on when you sign in. The announcement disappears from your activity stream when you dismiss it within the course.

You can access past announcements on the Course Announcements page. In the Details & Actions panel, on the Course Content page, select View archive in the Announcements section. You can view all available announcements. You can search for a certain announcement or sort by title or post date.

Your instructor can choose to display an announcement for a certain period of time. If you can't find an announcement in the archive, it may be hidden from you.