Creating an Announcement in Brightspace

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Last Updated: January 22, 2024
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To create an Announcement in Brightspace, follow the steps below:

  1. When in your course, go to the Course Admin menu and select Announcements
    Image of the Course Admin option from the Navbar in a Brightspace Course

    Image of the Announcements button from the Course Admin menu

  2. Select the New Announcement button
    Image of the new announcement button in the announcement tool
  3. Type your Headline and Content for your Announcement
    Image of the Headline and Content sections for instructors to type their announcement
  4. Choose a Start Date and Time. You have the option to show this start date to students.
  5. Optionally, you can choose an End Date and Time. Once this date and time happens,  your announcement will no longer be available to students. 
  6. If you would like to add an attachment to your Announcement, you can do the following:
  • Upload a file from your computer or Google Drive
  • Record Audio to attach to the Announcement
  • Record yourself on Video to attach to the Announcement
  1. If you would like to have your announcement sent after certain conditions have been met by your students, then you can create a release condition for your Announcement
  2. Select Publish
    Image of the Start Date, End Date, Attachment, And Release Condition Options for Creating an Announcement
If your course has a start date that's in the future (or if the course has an end date that's in the past), creating an announcement will not trigger a notification in Brightspace.

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