The Announcement widget is a mini-announcements tool. Mini because long Announcement items can be cumbersome to view and thus it is better to post briefly and replace items regularly than to post infrequent long and multiple Announcement items.
- Announcement items can be set in advance to appear and expire using the Availability settings.
- Use brief Announcement items and update them frequently. If you use a Discussion area for announcements, noting a new announcement is posted is a way to link the Announcement area with that Discussion item.
- Announcement may be a good place to post interesting pictures, quotes, or links to Announcement stories related to your course content. You could post links submitted by Students or just use the Announcement tool to put up a brief outline of weekly activities in the Schedule.