A recent Blackboard update has changed how announcement emails are sent. Prior to the update, announcements were sent with the following pattern in the email subject: Course Name: Announcement Subject Now, instead of containing the subject of the announcement, they are sent as the following: Course name: Instructor name sent you a new announcement in Continue Reading…

With announcements, you can post timely information critical to course success. You can add, edit, and delete announcements from the Announcements page. This is an ideal place to post time-sensitive material including:

  • When assignments are due
  • Changes to the syllabus
  • Corrections/clarifications of materials
  • Exam schedules

When you add an announcement, you can also send the announcement as an email to students in your course. This ensures that students receive the announcement even if they do not log in to your course. If you include links to course content, the email will not include links to that content.

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Copy and Paste – please avoid copying and pasting content from either word or from a web page onto the Blackboard web editor, as this will result in a messy display of both content and previously hidden html tags, when published.