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How do I add an announcement in the Teacher app on my Android device?

How do I add an announcement in the Teacher app on my Android device?

You can create announcements in the Teacher app to notify students about events without having to be logged into the browser version of Canvas.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Open Course

Open Course

In the Courses tab, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.

Open Announcements

Open Announcements

Tap the Announcements link.

Add Announcement

Add Announcement

Tap the Add icon.

Add Announcement

In the Title field [1], add a title for your announcement.

In the Description field [2], add a description for the announcement. To format your description, use the Rich Content Editor [3]. If necessary, you can view all formatting options by swiping the formatting menu left and right. The Rich Content Editor supports undo, redo, bold, italics, underline, text color, bullet lists, numbered lists, hyperlinks, and images.

To add an image attachment to your announcement, tap the Attachment icon [4].

Note: To learn more about media attachments, view the Canvas Media Comparison PDF.

Set Options

Set Options

To send an announcement to specific sections, tap the Post To field [1]. You can select to send the announcement to all sections, one section, or multiple sections.

If you want to delay your post until a later time, tap the Delay Posting button [2]. When enabled, you can select the date and time for your post using the Post At fields [3].

To allow users to comment on the announcement, tap the Allow users to comment button [4].

If the Allow users to comment option is enabled, you can require users to post to the announcement before seeing replies from others by tapping the Users must post before seeing replies button [5].

Save Announcement

Save Announcement

Tap the Save link.

These comments are posted to the global Canvas Community,

NOT your Canvas course.

  • Have a question about using Canvas? Visit the Q&A page.
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  • Need to reply to a course discussion? Log in to your Canvas course and add your comment there (Tip: Visit your school's website to log in to Canvas).
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