Is it possible to make Announcements copied from a previous course invisible to students in a current course without deleting them?
Hi Karin Bolender Hart and welcome to the Community! There is a way that this can be accomplished. Once the announcements are copied over and before your class has been published, you can change the posting date of the announcement to some time in the future. This would prevent students from receiving the announcements before the posting day/time is reached (see How do I delay posting an announcement until a specific date in a course? for details). Another option you could consider is that, provided that you have a "sandbox" or similar course, you can copy the announcements into this course and then copy/paste them into your actual class when you would like them posted.
I hope this helps and best wishes!
I have considered these workarounds but they are very time consuming for me as I have roughly 75 announcements per semester. So basically my options are to delete all 75 and then copy and paste each of them one at a time from the previous course or click on all 75 individually in the new course and set the delay date for each of them prior to publishing (that is a lot of delay dates). As I move through the semester, before they post, I most likely will need to modify some of the announcements as not all semesters are exactly the same, so it would be nice to have some sort of on and off selection that the teacher could select. Or maybe when the announcement are copied over from another course instead of having them all show up as published in the new course where students will see all 75 of them as soon as the course itself is published these copied announcements would be hidden from students but visible to the teacher so the teacher could modify and make them visible when needed throughout the semester. Not sure why Canvas has all the past announcements show up in the new course as published? Anyway is there a way to suggest this change?
Not to mention I teach two different classes.
Gerry, please add your support and comments to Publish and Unpublish Announcements , which is open for voting at this writing.
Wholly agree w/Gerry Foster and have asked several times for this feature that could potentially be a big time saver (vs a big time consumer) for all Instructors. I am going to add my vote now...
Adding my agreement with Gary. I have someone who manages a huge cohort of medical school students. She has way more 75 announcements (a couple hundred over the course of a calendar year). I realize those of us on this thread are more the exceptions than the rule, but it would be nice to have some bulk management capability.
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