Faculty Support For Blackboard

Faculty Support For Blackboard
        Browser Plugins
        Changing Your Blackboard                       Password
        Copying Content to a New Shell
        Creating Content
        Creating narrated presentations in          PPT 2010
        Creating narrated presentations in          PPT 2013
        Creating Your Blackboard Profile
        Exporting a Test from Blackboard
        Grading
        Hiding Older Courses from the                  Current and Historical Courses                Modules
        Importing a Publisher's Course                Cartridge
        Importing a Test to Blackboard
        Logging In To Blackboard
        Making Courses Available to                    Students
        Making Courses Unavailable to                Students
        Posting information
                Posting Announcements
                Posting your Own Response in                    discussion Forums
        Removing Students from                          Blackboard Courses
        Responding to a Student in a                    Discussion
        Respondus
        Rubrics
        Setting Up LockDown Browser
        Setting Up Weighted Grading
        Technical Support for Blackboard
        Using Blackboard's Video                          Anywhere for Lectures or Video                Discussion Responses
        Using the Forgot Your Password              Link
        Using the Youtube Mashup Tool
Posting Announcements

Purpose Statement:  
The purpose of this document is to guide instructors through the process of posting announcements in Blackboard courses. This document assumes that instructors are already logged in to Blackboard and a course.

1. From the Control Panel, click Course Tools.

2. From the Course Tools menu, click Announcements.

The Announcements page displays.



3.  Click the Create Announcement button.



4. In the Subject field, enter a subject for the announcement.



5. In the Message field, enter the announcement text to be displayed to students.



6. In the Duration section, click to select either the Not Date Restricted or Date Restricted radio buttons.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If Not Date Restricted is selected the announcement displays immediately and remains displayed for the duration of the class. If Date Restricted is selected, instructors must use the Select Date Restrictions section to set dates and times.

7. If Not Date Restricted is selected, proceed to Step 10.


8. If
Date Restricted is selected from the Select Date Restrictions section, set a Display After date and time by entering a date using the mm/dd/yyyy and hh:mm format.

9. If
Date Restricted is selected from the Select Date Restrictions section, set a Display Until date and time by entering a date using the mm/dd/yyyy and hh:mm format.

10. From the
Email Announcement section, click to select the Send a copy of this announcement immediately checkbox. Selecting that checkbox immediately emails a copy.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Selecting that checkbox immediately sends a copy of the announcement to students after the Submit button is clicked.

12.   Click the Submit button to post the announcement for students.