Posting an announcement in a Canvas course

Below is an example announcement in a Canvas course. Announcements can be used to share important information with all users in your course. You could use announcements to remind students of important dates, point students to internal and external resources, celebrate student success, and highlight events of interest.

example announcement

To an announcement to your course:

  • Click on the ‘Announcements’ link in the left-nav.
  • Click on the ‘+ Announcement’ link on the right side.
  • Enter your announcement text. Announcements can also include multimedia and links to files.
  • Adust your announcement’s settings. You can choose to delay posting for a scheduled time.
  • Click Save.

You can also choose to post an announcement to the whole course or a specific section. For example, some courses have county sections. It’s also possible to allow students to comment on announcements. This can be enabled in your announcement’s settings.

For a demonstration of adding an announcement, see the How to post an announcement to a course MediaSite video.