Moodle 3.0, 3.2: Make a Class Announcement (News Forum)
Applies to: Moodle 2.8, 3.0, 3.2
The Announcements forum (News Forum in 2.8) is a special forum that is automatically included in any new site you request. It provides an easy way for instructors to send messages to an entire class.
This forum is set up so that:
Only the instructor can post – students cannot post topics or reply to posts.
Students are force-subscribed to this forum – they receive an email when the instructor posts even if the course site is not open.
Note: Students might get this email immediately, or they might get this email at 5pm on the day the post is made, depending on the student’s profile settings. Instructors cannot control when an individual student will receive this email.
If you do not wish to use the Course Announcements / News forum, you may hide it or delete it.
Posting to Announcements (News Forum)
Go to the course homepage and click Announcements or News Forum.
Click Add a New Topic.
Enter your announcement.
If desired, select specific dates in the Display start and/or Display end fields. Note: When using the Display period settings, the gray calendar icon will always display when using this setting both before and after the display start/end time. Until the start time is reached, the posting title will appear in gray for the instructor. After that, it will appear like all the other posting titles.
Posting to Announcements with Moodle Mobile
Go to the course homepage and select the topic containing your Announcements forum.
On the topic page, select the Announcements forum.