Announcements are an ideal tool for facilitating communication with students concerning time-sensitive material such as reminders about upcoming due dates, changes in the syllabus, corrections or clarifications of material, and weekly updates.
Several options exist regarding date restrictions, duration, and the ability to override student Notification settings. Announcements may be modified or deleted at any time.
The great thing about announcements is that they are kept as a history with Blackboard that remains available for as long as you choose. This is helpful for students as it keeps all your communication with the class in one place. In addition, you can choose to send an email to all your students when an announcement is created.
To create a new Announcement: From the Control Panel click Course Tools > click Announcements > and Create Announcement in the adjacent content frame.