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Managing News & Announcements

Users can post important Announcements for visitors to their Website.

System access: District Tools > Website Builder

Locate News & Announcements and click Edit.   This will be the general page.  Specific News & Announcements can be added using the My Announcements feature.

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The rich-text editor will open.  Make any changes necessary (e.g., font family, size or color) to the default text “Below are the latest news and announcements for the classroom:”

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Be sure that Show this page on your website menu? is checked so that this page will display on your site’s menu on the Website Builder tab.

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Check Make this page available online? to have this webpage visible to people who visit your Website.

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Click Save. You will receive a confirmation message. 

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Adding an Announcement

Select Add Announcement from the News & Announcements toolbar.

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The rich-text editor will open in a window. 

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Note: Announcements are text only, and cannot include images

 

Enter a Title for the Announcement.

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Select a Post Date and Stop Showing On date for the Announcement.

  • The Post Date is the date the message will appear on your Website.
  • The Stop Showing On date is the date the message will be removed from your Website.

 

Select an option from the Save As drop-down menu.

  • Published – will publish the Announcement to your Website on the selected Post Date.
  • Draft – will save the Announcement as a Draft so that you can continue making changes to it. 

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*The Announcement will not be posted on the Website until you select the Published option.

Click Save.

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The Announcement will be added to the My Announcements list. 

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Click View My Website, and navigate to the News & Announcements page to view the Announcement.  The Announcement will appear live beginning on the Post Date.

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If the Announcement is longer than a few lines, click on Read more to view the full text.

 

Editing an Announcement

Click Edit from the Options menu to the right side of the Announcement name.

 

Make the necessary changes within the rich-text editor.

Save your changes.

 

Deleting an Announcement

Click Delete in the Options menu to the right side of the Announcement name.

Click OK on the confirmation pop-up.

The Announcement will be removed from the My Announcements list.

 

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