Student: What is the Announcements forum?

You will learn about the purpose of the Announcements forum (also called the News forum) in your course in TITANium.

1. Enter your course in TITANium.

Note the Announcements forum at the top of the course main page.

course main page

2. Click on the Announcements forum.

Announcements forum is the default name; however, some instructors prefer to change the name to News, Latest news, etc. It is usually at or near the top of the course main page for easy access.

Announcements forum link is selected.

3. The Announcements forum displays.

Unlike most forum types, the Announcements forum does not allow students to post. Only instructors can post, so there is no Add a new discussion or Add a new topic button like most forums will have.

annoucements forum page

4. Click on the post in the Announcements forum.

Announcements forum shows posts

5. The post displays.

Unlike most forum types, the Announcements forum does not allow students to post. Only instructors can post, so there is no Reply link at the bottom of the post.

Note also that the subscription is forced meaning that all participants in the course will receive an email every time the instructor makes a post. This is a convenient way for the instructor to deliver announcements to all of the students in a given course.

Forced subscription is selected.

The Latest News block is connected to the Announcements forum.

the Latest News block may be displayed on the course main page (if the instructor chooses to do so). This block is connected to the Announcements forum, showing the latest posts.

Latest News block shows most recent posts

Article Summary

You have now learned about the purpose of the Announcements forum in your course in TITANium.