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We use Global Announcements very often, and I think two things would help the functionality:
1 - Put the + Announcement at the top instead of having to scroll to the bottom of the first page.
2 - Put them in order from most recently posted to oldest instead of having to page through to the most recent OR allow them to be filtered.
Excellent idea, especially the filtering; i should be able to view current announcements only, past announcement, future announcement.
AGREE with putting +announcement button ON TOP of the page
and yes, either more control on sequence of the announcements or have filtering/SEARCH options
Moving the new announcement button to the top of the page would be very beneficial. Having to scroll to the bottom to post a new announcement, and wait for all old posts to load, becomes time-consuming. It would also be nice if active/inactive posts were stored separately.
The admin interface where system announcements are created currently (Admin > Subaccount > Settings > Announcements tab) displays system announcements from oldest to newest with no option to change the sort order.
Newer announcements are more relevant than those that are (very) old.
Please change the order of system announcements through the admin interface to newest-to-oldest, or provide a way to sort them based on preference.
In the admin interface for system announcements (Admin > Subaccount > Settings > Announcements tab), the +Announcement button is at the bottom of the screen under all of the historical announcements.
This makes it difficult to locate when there are many past historical announcements displayed, with a lot of scrolling down the page.
Please move the +Announcement button to the top of the user interface so it is quicker and easier to locate.
Excellent suggestions and seems like both would be easy to implement.
Global announcements are displayed in descending order by date. This change displays the newest announcement at the top of the Announcements list.
For more information, please read through the Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-09-15) - Instructure Community
@amanda_hood We note that idea description also requests a change for the location of the + Add Announcement button. We plan to mark this idea as Complete when the deploy is released because one of the two requests has been fulfilled.
@amanda_hood Would you be willing to write a new idea specific to the first of the two requests on your list? We can then move the comments that are specific to that part of the request to the new idea and provide the link here for future reference.
@amanda_hood our product team has the + Announcements button request in their queue. Watch for an update soon!
Since global announcements are now arranged from newest to oldest, can we have the new announcement button moved to the top as well? This way, we don't have to hit another key sequence to go to the bottom of the page?
As previously noted, the team has that change in their queue.
The Add Announcements button has been moved to the top of the page.
For more information, please read through the Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-10-13)
The button should be moved to the right side of the page. In the course, creating new announcement button is located on the right side. They should all have uniform locations.
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