My Announcements

There are several places in Blackboard where you can view Announcements posted in your modules.

My Announcements Module

The My Announcements box is part of the Blackboard Home tab which is displayed when you first log in to Blackboard. By default, the box contains any announcements from your modules which have been posted in the last 7 days. It is therefore good practice for you to check this area each time you login to Blackboard.

Announcements will be listed under each module. You should see the subject of the announcement(s) under the module titles. Clicking on the subject of an announcement will take you to the Announcements page and display all announcements for that particular module.

My Announcements Module

You can jump to view announcements from another module by selecting a module from the drop-down menu.

Selecting a module on the announcements page

Module Settings IconsYou can customise the settings for this module so that it displays announcements for today only, the last 7 days, the last 30 days, or all. To do this, click on the Manage My Announcements icon which appears in the top-right corner of the module when you hover your mouse over it. Select the option you want from the drop-down menu and click Submit to save your changes.

Tip: You can also access the Announcements page by clicking on the My Announcements link under Blackboard Links on the left-hand side of the Home tab.
Current Modules

The Current Modules box can be configured to display recent announcements from the modules listed. Only announcements from the past 7 days with be displayed.

Module Settings IconsClick on the Manage Current Modules Settings icon which appears in the top-right corner of the module when you hover your mouse over it.

Tick the box in the Display Announcements column next to the module(s) for which you want announcements to appear. Click Submit when you have finished making your selections to save changes and return to the Home tab.

Announcements will be displayed below the module title in Current Modules. If there are no announcements, it will simply display “No announcements“.

Announcement in Current Modules

No Announcement Message in Current Modules

In Your Modules

Most modules will have an Announcements section. This might be set to be the first page that appears when you enter a module. There will usually be a link to the Announcements section on the menu on the left-hand side.

Notifications Dashboard

Announcements in the Notifications DashboardThe Notifications Dashboard in Blackboard shows you a summary of recent additions and changes to your modules, as well as important deadlines and assessment information. You can access it from the Home tab by clicking the Notifications Dashboard button.

The What’s New area of the Notifications Dashboard contains an Announcements section. You can expand this to show any new announcements.  Clicking on the announcement title will take you directly to it inside the module.


Global Navigation: Updates

TGlobal Navigation: Updateshe Global Navigation area can be accessed from the top-right hand corner of the page where your name is displayed. Here there is a section called Updates. Amongst other notifications, this section will list any module announcements. You can view updates from all modules at once or filter to view updates from a single course.