07-01-02.Create Announcement managing read/unread status

Here explain how to create Announcement managing read/unread and to check the read/unread status.

  1. Start course editing mode.
    Refer to:
    05-01. Start and end editing of course content
  2. Click [Add an activity or resource]
  3. Choose [Open Forum] and [Add].
  4. Enter title of the announcement in “Forum name” and details of the announcement in “Description.”
  5. Choose forum type. By choosing “A single simple discussion,” “Forum name” set in step 4 above will be displayed as a title of the announcement and “Description” will be displayed as the announcement.
  6. Set subscription mode.
    Refer to:
    「Setting item “Subscription mode” in 07-01. Announcement」

  7. Set activity completion in order to manage students’ read/unread status.
    For “Completion tracking,” choose [Show activity as complete when conditions are met].
    Check [Student must view this activity to complete it] in “Require view.”
  8. 【Click [Save and return to course]. The announcement is now added to the course. Click and open the announcement.
  9. Details of the announcement will be displayed.
    *Menu, such as [Reply] and [Edit], under the topic will not appear on students’ screen.

Announcement on student’s screen

Announcement on student’s screen will be shown as follows.

  1. If a student has not read an announcement yet, it will be shown as “1 unread post.” And, check box for activity completion appears on the right is not checked.
    Click and open the announcement.
  2. Details of the announcement are shown.
  3. Back to the course page. “1 unread post” is now disappeared and activity completion check box is checked as the announcement had been read.

Check read/unread status of announcement

  1. Click [Edit icon] of a course and click on [More…].
  2. Course administration is displayed. Click [Activity completion] in “Reports.”
  3. A list of activity completion appears. Check completion status of announcement. For this example, you see two students have read the announcement (completed).

Last Updated on 2021-03-30

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