News and Announcements in iCollege

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Overview

This document gives you the steps on how to create a news or announcement in iCollege.

Content

Creating News and Announcement


Creating News/Announcement

  1. Within your Course Homepage:
    1. Click small-arrowin the News widget
    2. Click New News Item
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  2. On the Create New Headline/Announcement Window:
    1. Enter the title for the News or Announcement.
    2. Enter the News/Announcement’s Content

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    3. Check the box for Always show start date if you would like the start date to remain visible to students after the announcement has been posted
    4. Set the Start Date and End Date for the News/Announcement to select when the announcement will be come visible, and how long it will remain visible
    5. Add Attachment, such as a document, picture, or video, if desired
    6. Click Publish
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Additional News/Announcement Options

Reorder News Items

  1. Within your Course Homepage:
    1. Click small-arrowin the News widget
    2. Click Reorder News Items
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  2. Change the Order Number, and then click Save.
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RSS Subscriptions

  1. Within your Course Homepage:
    1. Click small-arrowin the News widget
    2. Click RSS
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  2. Click Subscribe Now.
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Notification Settings

  1. Within your Course Homepage:
    1. Click small-arrowin the News widget
    2. Click Notifications
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  2. Under Contact Methods:
    1. Click Enable Email Notifications to receive notifications via email
    2. Click Register your Mobile to receive notifications in mobile phone
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  3. Under Instant Notifications, customize what kind of updates get sent and how they are sent, as well as your other notification settings. Then click Save.
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Help

If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact the IIT Technology Service Desk at 404-413-HELP (404-413-4357) or help@gsu.edu.