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Create Global Announcement capability at the Sub-Account level

Create Global Announcement capability at the Sub-Account level

  This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas
  Idea will be open for vote May 5th, 2015 - August 5th, 2015  Learn more about voting...

 

We are a mufti-college district with sub-accounts for each individual school.  We need the ability to post an announcement to just one specific school.

 

 

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22 Comments
kbesaw
Instructure
Instructure

Thank you for getting the ball rolling on this Michael. This is a request that I hear fairly frequently and I will begin directing those schools to this post.

SethBattis
Community Contributor

…and we're an "intentionally small school" with sub-accounts for each academic department. And it would be grand to have the ability to post an announcement for everyone within a particular department. (Send "Hey, we need your RSVPs for tonight's math speaker by 3 today!" to all students in the math department or something.)

kbeimfohr
Advocate

We would like this capability in our district as well.

ssimpso4
Community Contributor

Ditto.

john_keitges
New Member

This truly needs to happen for Canvas to meet the needs of its users.  #MAKEITHAPPEN

jolliej
New Member

​I would love the ability to send an announcement to multiple courses at once.

lane_worrall
New Member

Our district is strongly considering bringing Canvas into our middle school.  Because global announcements cannot be distributed to sub-accounts individually, the middle school will need to have a completely separate Canvas instance so that they don't receive high school related announcements and vice versa.  The dashboard-level visibility of global announcements has made the feature an integral part of the "Canvas" experience for our users.  However, creating separate accounts for each school means that we'll be missing out on having access to district wide analytics about our users on Canvas.

We would love to have the option to create "global" announcements by subaccount.

james_grogan
New Member

We totally need this.

jenniferpassman
New Member

we are also a multi-institutional Canvas customer using one instance.  We need the subaccount admins to be able to message their users AND we need the ability to select a subaccount or multiple subaccounts from Global Announcements (Root level), then select the roles to message.  Thank you!

cwolf
New Member

We are also a multi-school Canvas customer using one instance.  Each sub-account needs the ability to send global messages to ALL their users or all users by a specific role.

peytoncraighill
Instructure
Instructure

Great feedback, everybody!

Let me workshop this with the team and I'll reply here with an update.

1086095
New Member

There is a growing need at our university for staff at the department level to manage course sites and provide support within their sub accounts. With their level of access, along with the type and purpose of their work, it is appropriate that they also have the ability to communicate with the instructors, students, and/or other staff who are in their department.

This feature would also require that these messages be somehow differentiated from the system-wide global announcements that LMS administrators post.

ocardona
New Member

Hi,

We started providing sub-account access to department chairs within the school. One of their requirements consist of adding announcements for sub-account course sections. Unfortunately, announcements is only setup on the root level. Please make this option available on the sub-account level in order for the department chair to have the ability to make announcement without going into each course section.

peytoncraighill
Instructure
Instructure

We recognize the pain here for sub-account admins, and we know how disruptive this issue is to the Canvas workflow at some institutions. This doesn't fit squarely into any particular upcoming project, but consider it Under Consideration. We have some additional investigation to do around implementation.

mikeo
New Member

This is so desperately desired at our school where we have Online & On-Campus sub-accounts.  Course-level announcements get ignored by students because they only show up with the same urgency as assignment notifications / new conversation messages etc.  Many of the announcements we need to make do not apply to Online students however and would be an eyesore for them.  Please implement asap!

chriscas
Community Champion

We actually have the opposite situation here, where we'd like to be able to make announcements specifically to online students (especially if something like our online media streaming system is having issues, like it is today).  We don't need to blast our entire campus with info that's not relevant to them, but targeting our online subaccount would be awesome!  I sure hope Instructure hasn't forgotten about this request!

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

We have great news!  You're going to want to follow this project!  Canvas Studio: Global Announcements

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

This idea is under consideration in the Canvas Studio: Global Announcements project.  For information and updates, please follow and bookmark the project document

lalesi
New Member

We are looking to create departments in Canvas and would love to have them be able to send announcements within the departments, also

lalesi
New Member

I hope this idea becomes a reality.   It's really needed in the K-12 environment!