Creating an Announcement Item

Creating an Announcement Item

The Announcements tool in D2L Brightspace allows instructors to communicate course updates, changes, and new information to students on the course home page.


  1. To create a new announcement item, click New Announcement from the Announcements dropdown menu, as shown below:

  2. Next, click into the Headline field and type a name for your Announcement Item.
  3. Then, click into the Content HTML Editor and type a message to students.
  4. When you are finished typing and editing your message, click the Publish button located at the bottom of the page.

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Congratulations! You’ve just created your first Announcement item in D2L Brightspace!

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