How do I send an announcement or information to all of the students in my course?

Step-by-step guide

  1. Log in to OnCourse using the How do I log in to OnCourse directions in Answers.
  2. Access your course through the "Courses" block
  3. Expand the current semester heading and select the course to contact.
  4. At the top of the page locate the News Forum item and click on that link.
    Red arrow pointing to the News Forum Link
  5. Press the blue "Add a new topic" button
    Red arrow pointing to the Add a new topic button
  6. Enter text into the "Subject" field and enter the announcement or information into the "Message" field.
  7. Press the blue "Post to forum" button.

This message will post to the News Forum and be marked as new until the student has read it. The message will also automatically be sent to the student's Fredonia email address.

The News Forum is one-way communication. The instructor can send outgoing messages, but a student cannot reply within the News Forum. If a student replies to the email they received, then an email will be sent to the Instructors Fredonia email address. 

Want to set up a discussion board for your course. Use the Open Forum tool!

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