Add a Welcome Announcement
For this activity, you will create a welcome announcement for the course. This is a good place to include information about where students should start. For example, you might tell them to access the Introduction and Syllabus sections. Be specific and do not assume that students have taken an online course before or have used Blackboard.
Also, advise students that they must complete the Enrollment Verification activity. This activity must be completed by the Census date.
In addition to a welcome announcement, courses should include at least one weekly announcement to help students stay on task, remind them of assignments due, etc.
If you do not know how to create an announcement in Blackboard, view the short movie tutorial below:
Creating Announcements (movie, 2:00)
After completing the activities below, move to the next item for your selected training.
Activity to Complete
Create a Welcome Announcement that includes information about where students should start in the course and that informs students about the enrollment verification activity. A sample welcome announcement is included below:Return to top of page.