How can I add the improved Announcements channel to my Blackboard site home page?

Staff asked for improvements to the Announcements channel in Blackboard Home Pages. We have created a new version of it to address these improvements. There is now a button to create a new announcement on the front page and the most recent announcements are always shown, regardless of when they were created.

To use this new version instead of the default Blackboard Announcements channel you need to do the following:

Each announcement name links through to the announcements page for that Blackboard site where the full text of the announcements, including links, attachments, etc. can be accessed.

By default the names of all announcements are shown, but there are options to manage this and view only those announcements posted today, or in the last seven or 30 days.

Clicking on the ‘more announcements…’ link at the bottom of the My Announcements channel takes you to a screen where the full text of all the announcements can be seen on a single page, with filtering options to see announcements from only module or organisation sites, or specific Blackboard sites, that you are enrolled on.


To add the My Announcements channel to your My SHU page:

Step 1: Click Add Channel in the top left corner of the My SHU page
Step 2: Search or browse for ‘My Announcements’ and click Add
Step 3: The My Announcements channel will be added and will appear on your My SHU page.

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