“Announcement” function is a function to post notification. The default destination of the notification is course participants (students, teachers, etc.). You can create groups in a course and send them by group. As for the posting period of the notice, you can set a displaying period (date and time).

The publication is sent to WasedaMail, but it is not sent immediately and takes time to be sent.
Following two steps are necessary for usage of “Announcement” function.
1. Create Announcement.
2. Add topic
*A course has one announcement from the beginning. To use already created announcement, start with “2. Add topic.”
Detailed setting procedures are described in the following pages.
Refer to:
07-01-01. Add a new discussion
07-02. Create Announcement managing read/unread status
07-03. Create announcement by group
The procedure for editing “Announcement” is described below.
      1. Start course editing mode.
        Refer to:
        05-01.Start and end editing of course content
      2. Click [Edit] of “Announcement” and then [Edit settings].
      3. Default “Forum name” is “Announcement.” Change the name if desired.
    The ‘Description’ field of the announcement is for describing the content of the announcement itself. Even if you enter the content in this description, no email notification will be sent to subscribers. If you want to post an announcement or send an email to students, please create it in the way described in ‘Adding a topic‘.
      1. Set subscription mode. When participants subscribe, the content of Announcement will be sent to their email.
        *For Subscription mode, refer to following detailed items.
      2. Click [Save and return to course]
      If you have accidentally deleted an announcement, you can restore it using the method described in ‘How to Restore Deleted Content’.

      Detailed setting items for “Announcement”

      Name Announcement
      Setting items Forum name Name of Announcement
      Default: “Announcement”
      Example) Notification from Teacher
      Description Content of the announcement. By enabling “Display description on course page,” this will show up on the course page.
      Subscription mode
      Subscription means participants will receive the announcement by email. Subscription mode is set by each “Announcement” and choose from followings:

      ·         Optional subscription
      Participants do not receive forum content by email by default. However, participants themselves can change the setting to receive email.

      ·         Forced subscription
      Participants receive forum content by email. (Cannot unsubscribe by participants themselves.)

      ·         Auto subscription
      By default, participants receive forum content by email. However, participants can change the setting to unsubscribe themselves.

      ·         Subscription disabled
      Participants do not receive forum content by email. (Cannot change the setting by themselves.)


      ・Subscription mode cannot be set by each topic
      ・There is no facility to send an email to the student’s emergency contact.

      Function Add a new discussion By creating a new topic, you can post a notice to participants.
      The teaching staff number and student ID number are displayed on the screen of the teacher in charge, but not on the screen of the student taking the course.

Last Updated on 2023-05-15

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