How do I use Direct Share to send an announcement to another instructor?

Document created by Cody Titmus Employee on Jun 18, 2020Last modified by Cody Titmus Employee on Jun 18, 2020
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As an instructor, you can use Direct Share to share individual announcements in your course with other instructors at your institution. You can also use Direct Share to copy an individual announcement into another course.

When you share an announcement, any assets within that announcement (images, files, etc.) will be included in the shared file. Announcement settings, including delay posting dates, are also included in the announcement copy.

Notes:  

  • Direct Share requires the Direct Share feature option, which can be enabled for an entire account.
  • To share course content, you must have the Course Content - add / edit / delete permission enabled.
  • Shared content does not count against course or user quotas.

Open Announcements

Open Announcements

In Course Navigation, click the Announcements link.

Open Announcement

Open Announcement

Click the name of the announcement you want to copy.

Open Announcement Options

Open Announcement Options

Click the Options icon [1] and select the Send To... option [2].

Select Recipient

Select Recipient

To send your announcement to another instructor, click or type in the Send to field [1]. Then click the name of the instructor to receive your announcement [2].

Note: You can send the announcement to multiple instructors at one time.

View Recipients

View Recipients

You can view all selected recipients in the Send to field [1]. To remove a recipient, click the Remove icon [2].

Send Announcement

Send Announcement

Click the Send button.

View Sent Notification

View Sent Notification

Canvas displays a notification when content sends successfully.

View Shared Content

View Shared Content

When an instructor receives shared content, a badge displays on the users's Account icon [1] and in the Shared Content link [2].

Learn how to manage received content.

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