Creating a news posting
Create a news posting
- Click the Add button at the top of the News widget on Course Home.
- Type the posting headline in the Headline field.
- Type your posting text in the Content field. You can also use the Spell Check and Preview icons to check it.
- Select the posting availability date using the Start Date and End Date drop-down lists or by clicking the Select Date icon beside the drop-down lists.
- By default, the date does not appear beside the headline. If you want the date to appear by the headline, select the Show Start Date check box.
- If you want to specify a removal date for your news posting, select the Remove News Item based on End Date check box and specify an end date. You and site administration can still see the posting after this date, but it is hidden from users.
- You can add attachments to your news posting, such as pictures or other files. Or, you can record audio directly within the New Item page to attach to your news posting.
- To add an attachment, click the Add a File button in the Attachments section. Browse to locate your file and click Open. To add more attachments, click the Add button and repeat this step.
- To record audio, click the Record Audio button in the Attachments section. Ensure your microphone is set up correctly and click Record. Click Flash Settings to make adjustments to your microphone selection and volume. Click Clear to erase your recording.
- Click Save.
Your news posting appears on your Course Home on the date that you selected. If you selected Show Start Date, the date of the posting appears beside the headline.
Adding a news posting for a future date
If you set a posting’s start date to a date in the future, the posting will not be visible to users until that date. When the specified date (and time) arrive, users can then see the news posting. For example, if you wanted a news posting to appear first thing Monday morning, you could create it on Friday afternoon and specify a start date of Monday at 9:00 am.
Other users with permission to see post-dated news will also see your news item. Post-dated news is indicated by the word “Future” beside the item’s headline.
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