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Create announcements in the Blackboard Instructor app

1. Introduction

This guide explains how staff can create announcements in the Blackboard Instructor app.

For information about sending messages using MyBeckett in a web browser, please see our guide to creating announcements.

2. Create announcements

You can create announcements to help motivate students and make sure they are on track.

a. Click into the module you want to create an announcement for and click Create at the top of the screen.
Button for creating announcements in Blackboard Instructor app

b. Type in the subject of the announcement and any further comments you want to add.
New announcement input screen in Blackboard Instructor

c. Click Confirm and you will see confirmation that the announcement post has been successful.
Announcement preview in Blackboard Instructor app


3. Student perspective

Students see announcements in the Activity Stream in their app. It may take about 30 minutes for the notification to appear.

When students access Blackboard on a web browser, they see announcements you created within the app in their course and on the Course tab.

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Page last updated: 21/10/2020

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