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Change Order of Announcements

Change Order of Announcements

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Since we switched to Canvas from Etudes, it has been driving me crazy that there is no way to change the order of announcements.  When I set up my course for a semester I want to order the announcements by priority.  However, Canvas always puts the latest one at the top.  If Etudes could allow us to move announcements up and down, I think Canvas could as well.

This is already possible with assignments.  We can move them between groups and up and down the list at will.  Why can't we do the same with announcements?

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Stefanie
Community Team
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bryan_tayman
Community Participant

Being able to change the order of announcements or pin one to the top would be very helpful!   

BCheung
Community Member

yes please! i would love to be able to pin an announcement to the top for a few days or move it and keep it at the top and still post a different one.

cpgalt
Community Participant

Agreed that the ordering/arranging of announcements is a serious need. Currently it is not at all clear how an announcement appearance date is controlled, and I find myself so often using the "Delay" feature to make it show up when i want.

skovis
Community Member

The ability to pin an announcement to the top of the list would be great!

medlint
Community Member

It would be useful to be able to order the Announcements according to time, importance, and relevancy.

medlint
Community Member

I'd would appreciate this as an added feature.

hazelcoltharp
Community Member

I strongly support this as well.  Since I import entire courses, including Announcements, from a previous semester, I would as well like to keep, but reorder my Announcements.  Keeping them reminds me of issues in the past, and keeping current announcements, but moving them, allows me to have documentation of notification.

jonna_radegard
Community Participant

Very good idea! Make it happen 😄

sherykj
Community Member

That would be a game changer!

CarolynCardwell
Community Member

We are new to Canvas and this is one of the first items our faculty have requested.  They really want the ability to pin an announcement to the top, or at least be able to reorder announcements.

chardin2
Community Member

There are two issues with Announcements:

1. The inability to rearrange them

2. The inability to hide them when necessary

 

Both of these issues need to be addressed and resolved. It doesn't make sense that you can rearrange and hide assignments, but not announcements!

DonDean
Community Member

I did discover a work around. You can delay posting. The date and time you select places the announcements in order from what is available first at the bottom to what is available later at the top. This also hides the announcement from view until the selected date and time.

This way you can import all your announcements from another course then reorder their appearance. I also found that if you want something to in a certain order but have it available now you can select a date in the past to force a sequence.

Let me know if you try this and it works for you.