Blackboard Announcement & Mail

Announcements post timely information critical to course success. An instructor can add, edit, and delete announcements from the Announcements page. This is an ideal place to post time-sensitive material including:

  • When assignments are due
  • Changes to the syllabus
  • Corrections/clarifications of materials
  • Exam schedules

When an announcement is added, you can also send the announcement as an email to students in your course. This ensures that students receive the announcement even if they do not log in to your course.

Announcement can be time and date restricted. For instance announcements on deadlines appear 2 days prior to the deadline and disappear automatically once the deadline has passed. In the message box of an nnouncement files, images, external links, multimedia and mashups can be added. 

Blackboard also has email functionality. This enables the instructor to send an e-mail from the course to all students enrolled, a group of students or an individual student.

Getting started

Blackboard Announcements and Mail is by default accessible in every Blackboard course or organization. Want to know how you can work with these tools? E-learning support can help you.

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