Is there a way to place announcements in Modules as a part of the module, not as a link from the Insert Content Page, but as an actual page in the Module?
natively, no, it's not one of the options available. However, you can "hack" it by grabbing the announcement's URL, and adding it to the module as an external URL. It's not as nice, because it essentially loads Canvas within Canvas, or opens in a new tab. You could also create a page, with a link to the announcement.
Erin, the ability to accomplish this natively in Canvas Modules is the subject of a feature idea that is currently open for voting: Add Announcements to Modules
It would be very nice to have an instant announcement button in Modules AND Assignments.
That way, you could announce a newly opened module or assignment, without the back and forth (very slow opening on my computer) to be sure the activity is called to the attention to all students.
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