Michael Smedshammer

Announcements as Front Page

Discussion created by Michael Smedshammer on Jan 26, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 6, 2016 by Michael Smedshammer

Canvas won't let instructors set Announcements as the front (home) page of a course. For those who rely on announcements, this is disappointing because students often miss them unless they are front and center. Adding this option has been suggested over the summer, but I don't see it on the Canvas map. My "hack" for this is to create a page called "Announcements" and make that the front page. When I have a new announcement, I edit the page and push the old announcement down. When I have four or five announcements on one page, I archive it and start a new announcements page that also contains a link to the old announcements page(s). Clunky, but until Announcements becomes a home page option, it works!