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FoxTALE Managing Forum Discussions: The Announcements Forum

Video demonstrations and instructions on how to add and use forums in course sites.

The Announcements Forum

How to Use the Announcements Forum

Every course site includes an Announcements forum

  • Click on the title, Announcements, to enter the forum
  • Click on Add a new topic
  • Type in the Subject line
  • Type your message in the text editor
  • You can also make an audio or video recording with a maximum length of 5 minutes
  • Click on Advanced settings to 
    • Select Pinned to Pin your topic to the top of the Announcements topics list
    • Select Send forum post notifications with no editing-time delay, if you would like to cancel the 30-minute period in which you can edit your posting before it is sent to Participants' George Fox email.
  • Click Post to complete the process.

NOTE: In the Announcements forum students will not see a Reply button. They will not be able to make a reply to your posting. For this reason you will want to limit your message to statements that do not prompt students to reply.

See the guide, Posting in a Forum, for more information on general forum features.