About News

Use the News widget to read instructor messages, course information, and other news updates.

News items appear in the News widget, but you can also receive instant notifications about postings through email, SMS, and RSS feeds. See Setting your notifications to learn about creating instant notifications for news items.

The News tool enables you to create news items that help communicate course updates, changes, and new information to your users quickly and effectively. Since My Home or Course Home is the first page that users often see when they log in or access their courses, the News widget is a good area for displaying important information.

Note  The Global News Item icon appears beside global news items in your News widget.

Access the News tool

Do one of the following:

Global News

Global news items appear in the same My Home and Course Home pages' News widget as course-related news items.

News help topics



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