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How do I use Announcements Redesign as an observer?

Find your school's Canvas URL

To find your school or institution's Canvas URL, begin typing the name of your school/institution. Results will appear after you type at least 3 characters. For best results be as specific as possible. If you can't find your school, try using any part of your school's name or searching for your school district or state. You may also need to search for the school using the acronym or full name, for example "USU" and "Utah State University".

How do I use Announcements Redesign as an observer?

If enabled in your student's course, you can use Announcements Redesign to participate in course announcements.

Note: If Announcements Redesign is not available in your student's course, it has not been enabled by your student's instructor.

Open Announcements

Open Announcements

To view class announcements, click the Announcements link in Course Navigation.

Open Announcement

Click the name of an announcement.

View Announcement

An announcement displayed in the Announcements Redesign interface includes three sections: the announcements toolbar [1], the announcement [2], and announcement replies [3].

View Announcement Toolbar

The announcement toolbar will remain at the top of the screen when you are viewing announcement replies.

To search for replies or specific authors, enter your terms in the search field [1].

To filter replies, click the Filter drop-down menu [2]. You can filter by all replies or unread replies.

To sort replies by newest or oldest, click the Sort button [3]. To return to the top of the announcement, click the Top button [4].

View Announcement

View Announcement

The announcement includes important information about the announcement, including the announcement title [1] and description [2].

You can also view the name of the author [3], the date and time the announcement was published [4] or edited [5], and number of replies [6].

View Announcement Replies

View Announcement

Announcement replies display below the announcement.

View Announcement Threaded Replies

When viewing threaded announcement replies, you can collapse and expand the threaded discussion replies sidebar. When a threaded discussion reply is collapsed, you can view the reply indicators showing the number of unread and total replies.

To expand the threaded replies sidebar, click the # of replies link [1].

View the read and unread replies [2].

To view threaded replies options, click the Options icon [3]. You can mark replies as read/unread, mark threaded replies as read/unread, or return to the topic.

To collapse the threaded replies sidebar, click the Close icon [4].

View Rich Content Editor

When creating or editing announcements or replies, you can enter and edit your content using the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor allows you to format text, link text to course or external content, insert media, and attach files. Learn more about using the Rich Content Editor.

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