Canvas Announcements – New features

Canvas announcements now have the ability to enable teaching staff to select which sections they want to send an announcement to.  Sections are created for student enrolment and for STA tutorial allocation.

The announcements page has also had a major design update:

  • The Unread button has been changed to a menu, where users can filter between all announcements and unread announcements.
  • External feeds and RSS are now viewed and managed within a separate sidebar.
  • Announcements are locked by default and no longer display a lock icon.
  • Announcements that allow comments include a Reply link under the announcement.
  • Announcements can be specified for a specific section or all sections.
  • Profile pictures display next to each announcement for the user who posted the announcement.

Reposted from: Project Rewire Blog