Use the Announcements tool to communicate timely course-related information and updates, and alert students to changes, information, and resources. Since Annoucements are the first thing that students often see when they log in or access their courses, Annoucements provide an ideal central location for easy retrieval of course-related information within TCU Online. Announcements also provide a way to show ongoing instructor engagement, interaction, and communication with students.
Create a Welcome announcement to introduce yourself and orient students to the course. Many students add/drop courses or may not be present on the first day of class. The Welcome announcement can complement your synchronous or F2F welcome. It can also serve as an overview that students can return to again if needed.