Courses: Course Updates

You can use Course Updates to create announcements in your course. Post updates in your course to quickly communicate brief messages for your students. When updates are posted, they appear in the Updates section and on each individual homepage of all members in your course.

Add a Course Update

  1. Select your course from the Courses menu and then click Updates.
  2. Add your update to the Rich Text Editor at the top of the screen and click Post.

To edit or delete an update after posting, click the gear icon next to the post and select Edit or Delete.

Set the Updates area as the default landing page for your course

  1. Click Course Options in the left menu of your course and select Edit Privacy/Course Settings.
  2. In the Default Landing Page menu, select Updates.
  3. Click Save Changes to update your settings.

Change an update into an announcement

To change a course Update into an Announcement, check the bell icon next to the Post button.

This promotes the update to the top of the Updates page and to the top of the Course page until you remove the announcement from the top.

Create Course Polls

You can create anonymous polls in your course to receive live feedback as members vote. To create a poll:

  1. Type an update in the text box.
  2. Click the Poll link under the text box.
  3. Two fields display by default. To add more options, click the Add Option link below the fields.
  4. Click the Post button to complete.

Note: You can also create course updates from the Home page by clicking on the Update link the top of the page, and following the steps above.

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