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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.
In the Courses tab, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.
Tap the Announcements link.
Tap the Add icon.
In the Title field , add a title for your announcement.
In the Description field , add a description for the announcement. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format your title and description . Learn more about using the Rich Content Editor.
To send an announcement to specific sections, tap the Sections option . 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 . When enabled, select the date and time for your post by tapping the Post at option .
If you want to allow users to comment, tap the Allow users to comment button .
If you want to require users to have to post to the announcement before seeing replies from others, tap the Users must post before seeing replies button .
If you want to allow liking the announcement, tap the Allow liking button . You can allow only graders to like and/or sort by likes.
To attach a file to the message, tap the Attach icon.
Select how you would like to attach a file.
Note: To learn more about media attachments, view the Canvas Media Comparison PDF.
Tap the Done link.