This article refers to managing announcements within the LoudCloud platform, which is currently being used for undergraduate courses and some graduate level courses. If your class is not in the LoudCloud and is in the Halo | Learn platform, please see (Halo | Learn) Managing Announcements for assistance instead.
Posting a welcome announcement is a great way to introduce students to relevant course materials and reinforce class expectations. Many faculty members will also post weekly announcements explaining learning objectives and provide helpful resources.
To access and manage announcements, click on the Announcements icon in the upper right-hand corner.
Creating, Editing, and Deleting Announcements
To create a new announcement, click Create New.
You will be taken to the Create New Announcement page. Enter a Title and provide the content of the announcement in the Description box. If you would like to attach any files to the announcement, you may do so by selecting Browse. Next, enter a Start date and time for the announcement. By default, the End date will be the last day of the course. If you would like for students to be able to reply to the announcement, check Users may reply to this announcement (e.g. if you would like all students in class to acknowledge reading the expectations in the announcement).
If the announcement is ready to be published, select Publish. A dialog box will appear to confirm you would like to publish the announcement; select OK to publish the announcement.
You will receive a confirmation that the announcement was created successfully. To create another announcement, select Yes; to return to the Manage Announcements page, select No.
If you are not ready to publish the Announcement, you may select Save as a draft. If an announcement has been saved, but not published, it may be Edited, Published, or Deleted from the Manage Announcements page.
Once an announcement has been published, it may be Revised (correct a typo or add an attachment), Deactivated, or the message thread may be closed from the Manage Announcements page.