Create Announcements in myLesley

Modified on Fri, 01 Mar 2024 at 03:09 PM


About Announcements

Announcements are a great way to post time-sensitive information or notifications to your students. When sending the announcement you also have the option of sending it as an email to your students, allowing them to receive the information even if they are not logged into the course.

Create an Announcement in Original Course View

By default, the Announcements area is the default landing page in Original Course view. You may also navigate to the Announcements area from anywhere in your course by clicking on the Announcements link in your course menu.

click Announcements in the course menu to navigate to the Announcements area from anywhere within your course

To create a new Announcement, click on the Create Announcement button at the top of the page.

click Create Announcement to create a new Announcement

Enter a subject for your Announcement and type your message using the Text/Content Editor. For more information on using the Text/Content editor, see Using the myLesley Text/Content Editor.

enter your Announcement in the text/content editor

In the Web Announcement Options, select Not Date Restricted to send the Announcement immediately or Date Restricted to select a date/time the Announcement should appear. You may also send a copy of the Announcement as an email to your students by selecting Send a copy of this announcement immediately.

Click Submit at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

For more information, see Create and Send Announcements in Original Course View or watch the Create Announcements in Original Course View tutorial video.

Create an Announcement in Ultra Course View

Ultra courses display an Announcement as an overlay, requiring the student to dismiss the pop-up before they can access the course content. Announcements can also be emailed as well as viewed in the Activity Stream.

To create an Announcement, click on Announcements in the top navigation menu to go to the Announcements page. Click on the Plus sign (+) to create a new Announcement.

Enter a title for your Announcement, select the Recipients, and enter your message. Use the Ultra Text/Content Editor to format your content, add links, etc.

Once you have created your Announcement you may decide to email a copy to the users or schedule the announcement for a future date. Please note that you may only choose one of these options - if you schedule for a later date you may not also email the Announcement. 

Click Save to save your Announcement. This will save a draft of your Announcement

Back on the Announcements page, click Post Now to post your Announcement or click on the three dots (...) menu to edit, copy, or delete your Announcement. 

Please note that your Announcement will not be posted or emailed to your students until you click Post Now.

For more information, go to the Announcements in Ultra Course View support page or watch the Create Announcements in Ultra Course View tutorial video.

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