Bb Learn - Create Announcement

Creating an Announcement in Blackboard Learn

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Although Blackboard Learn offers a number of approaches when you create announcements, the steps listed in this scenario address only one of them. You are encouraged to explore the other options on your own.

Log in to Blackboard Learn

To log in to Blackboard Learn (if you are not already logged in), follow these steps:

  1. Go to
    Screen Shot: Bb Learn Log In Screen
  2. Click the Log in to Bb Learn button.
    Screen Shot: Click on to the Log in to Bb Learn button
  3. On the Central Authentication Service page, in the UserID field type your University login ID, and in the Password field, type your password.

    (NOTE: If you have already authenticated through CAS from some other campus website, you might not have to complete this step or the next. Instead, you automatically will be routed to the Blackboard Learn My Bb Learn tab.)
    Screen Shot: Log In with UID and Password
  4. Click the Login button.

Navigate to the Correct Course

After you have logged in, make sure you are on the My BbLearn tab, and then from the My Courses block, select a listed course.
Screen Shot: Select Courese from My Courses

Configure Blackboard Learn for Editing

Near the upper right corner of the window, make sure the Edit Mode is button is set to ON. You click the button to toggle between ON and OFF.
Screenshot: Set the Edit Mode to ON.

Create an Announcement

  1. From the left navigation menu, click the Tools link.
    Screen Shot: Select Tools link in the Navigation menu
    The Tools page will be displayed.
  2. On the Tools page, select Announcements.
    Screen Shot: Select Announcemnts tool
  3. Click on to Create Announcement button.
    Screen Shot: Select Create Announcement Button
  4. In the Subject field, type a brief description of the annoucement. In the Message area, type your detailed announcement.

    If you want to format your instructions, make sure the Visual Editor is set to ON. You click the button to toggle between ON and OFF.
    Screen Shot: Type Annoucement
  5. Click on to the Submit button.
  6. Screen Shot: Click on to the Submit Button
    Near the top of the page, you will see a heading higlighted in gree that says: Success Announcement created.
    Screen Shot: Success Announcement Created message
    Scroll down to see your announcement.
    Screen Shot: Scroll down to see announcement