How Do I View Announcements as a Student?

The Announcements Index Page allows you to view and filter announcements in your course.



Open Announcements


In Course Navigation, click the Announcements link, which is under the More drop-down menu by default.



View Announcements 


In Announcements, you can view all the announcements in your course.

Announcements are listed in reverse chronological order with the newest appearing first and the older announcements appearing towards the bottom.

Each announcement includes the title of the announcement [1], the picture of the user who posted the announcement [2] (if they have one), and the announcement post date [3].

To view an individual announcement, click the name of that announcement.

In the collapsible sidebar, you can also see an indicator to tell you how many unread Announcements you have in this Course [4].

Note: If an announcement shows the letter U in place of a profile picture, the announcement was imported or copied from another course in Canvas. Additionally, copied announcements do not include a posted date and time.



Filter Announcements


To search for an announcement, you can type an announcement title, a user name, or a keyword in the Search field [1]. Additionally, to view only unread or all announcements, use the Unread checkbox [2].

If you have the option to post Announcements, you will also see a Post Announcement button [3].

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