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Canvas Teaching Tips are distributed by the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences Online and Academic Technology Services office and offer SHORT helpful tips about Canvas, online learning, and academic technology. 

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Posting an Announcement in Canvas is a great way to communicate with students throughout the semester as well as to re-engage them in the course.

Corkboard with announcements


When would I use Announcements?

  • Create a “Welcome” message
  • Remind students about class work
  • Post a video that relates to a class topic
  • Post an instructor created video
  • Share a current news article or event
  • Celebrate student success


Helpful Announcement Features:

Student Settings

Make sure students know that you will be communicating with them through announcements so they can set their notifications appropriately. Click here for a Student Guide for Notifications


Example in Canvas graphic

Click here to view an example of an announcement in Canvas


Canvas help icon

Canvas help is easy to find and always available. Click the Help button in the Canvas global navigation for 24 hour support and great help guides.

Click here to view a guide on using Canvas Help

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