Announcement Area ReDesign

Idea created by cms_hickss Expert on Jun 5, 2015
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    Right now both Global Announcements and Course Announcements become easily cluttered. It would be beneficial, especially where Global Announcements are concerned, if we had a way to archive or keep announcements sorted. Three areas: Posted/Live, Pending, Archived.

     

    I would like to see an "Archive" area for announcements, well, everywhere:

     

    • For Students who have seen the announcement but don't want to delete it in case they need to refer back to it later.
    • For Teachers who copy courses forward and might want to re-use (the content of) an announcement but do not want them listed/seen by the students in the course.
    • For Admins who want to clean up the Campus-wide Announcement Area but do not want to delete the announcements that have been posted. [Especially as the Announcements are now part of the university communication and need to be kept for 5 years. Our current Global Announcements area has about 30 "old" announcements cluttering the page.]

     

    Posted/Live

    This would be the area where announcements that are within their open and end dates would be. Once the end date has passed it could move to Archive.

     

    Pending

    It would be helpful on all announcements to see a "Pending" label for those that have been created but not actually sent/posted (globally or in a course). It would be nice if these could also be editable.

     

    Finally, in the Global Announcements area, it would be nice if the announcements could be collapsed and just show the title and the open and close date. Currently, the entire announcement, for each announcement posted or set to post, appears on the page. This makes for one very long page.

     

      Comments from Instructure

    March 2016 update from Allison Weiss

    We've decided to focus our recent improvements to Global Announcements around editing (recently released to beta) and publishing to sub-accounts (currently in progress). Sorting Global Announcements by Live, Pending, and Past is a good idea but something we'll need to save for future enhancements. Going to archive this idea for now.