How do I view Announcements as an observer?

You can view course announcements from your dashboard and from the course Announcements page. You may also be able to view recent course announcements from the course home page.

On the course Announcements page, you can view all announcements in the course. You can also search and filter to view specific course announcements.

Learn more about receiving email Canvas notifications for course announcements.  

If the steps in this lesson do not match what is displayed in your student's course, learn how to use the Announcements Redesign interface.

Open Announcements from Course Card Dashboard

View Announcements from Course Card Dashboard

If there are announcements in a course, you can quickly access the course announcements page from your Canvas dashboard. On the course card, click the Announcements icon.

View Recent Announcements on Course Home Page

If enabled by the course instructor, the course home page may display recent announcements [1]. To view an announcement, click the announcement [2].

Open Announcements

Open Announcements

In Course Navigation, click the Announcements link.

View Announcements

On the Announcements page, you can view all the announcements in a course.

Announcements are listed in reverse chronological order where newest announcements display first and older announcements display towards the bottom.

Each announcement displays a title [1], the picture of the user who posted the announcement [2], an unread indicator near unread announcements [3], the announcement post date [4], and the number of unread/total replies in the announcement [5].

Note: If an announcement shows the letter U in place of a profile picture, the announcement was imported or copied from another course in Canvas. Additionally, copied announcements do not include a posted date and time.

Filter Announcements

Filter Announcements

To filter the announcement list to display all or only unread announcements, click to select an option in the Filter by drop-down menu [1]. To search for an announcement, enter an announcement title, user name, or keyword in the Search field [2].

View External Feeds

View External Feeds

To view all External Feeds and subscribe to the RSS feed, click the External feeds link.

View Announcement

View Announcement

To view an announcement, click the name of the announcement.