As Canvas becomes the primary tool for curriculum, assessment, and communication in K12, district admins increasingly rely on the fact that students, parents, and teachers will log into the platform on an almost daily basis. The Global Announcements feature allows them to quickly reach out to their constituents with time-sensitive messages and links that may have a greater or qualitatively different impact than mass e-mail messages.
Key Benefit: As a Canvas admin (root or sub-account), I can publish global announcements at the root or sub-account level, so that I can strengthen the connection between students, parents, and teachers in my school or district.
As an admin, I can post global announcements that are visible only to users of my sub-account.
As an admin, I can edit global announcements using the updated Rich Content Editor.
As an admin, I can re-open any announcement to make changes and save again.
As an admin, I can see how my announcement will look to users before I publish.
As an user, I can view the global announcement in mobile as soon as I log in.
Expected release date is sometime in Q2 2016.