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Managing News Postings

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Editing a news posting

  1. Click the Edit icon Edit icon beside the news posting on the Course Home pages.
    Edit Icon screenshot
  2. Make your desired changes.
  3. Select the box next to Major Edit if you want to inform users of to changes/updates to postings they might have dismissed, ensuring those headlines reappear with current information.
  4. Click Update.
    Major edit screenshot

Reordering news postings

  1. On the Course Home page, click Reorder icon Reorder.
    Reorder Icon screenshot
  2. Select the new position for a news item using the Sort Order drop-down. The positions of other postings adjust accordingly.
  3. Click Save.
    Sort Order and Save screenshot

Deleting a news posting

  1. Click the Delete icon Delete icon for the news item you want to remove.
    Delete icon screenshot
  2. Click Yes to the confirmation message.

Deleting multiple news postings

  1. Click the News icon News button at the top of the News widget on the Course Home page.
    News icon screenshot
  2. Select multiple postings using the check boxes and click the Delete icon Delete icon at the top or bottom of the list.
    Delete Multiple screenshot
  3. Click Yes to the confirmation message.

Deleting a file or audio attachment from a news item

  1. Click the Edit icon Edit icon beside the news posting on the Course Home page.
    Edit Icon screenshot
  2. Scroll down to the Attachments section.
  3. Click the Delete icon Delete icon for the file or audio attachment you want to delete.
    Delete Attachment screenshot
  4. Click Update.

Dismissing and restoring news items

It is now possible for instructors and students to dismiss a news items in the News widget, as well as restore a previously dismissed news item. Dismissing a news item does not delete the news item, it just hides it for that user.

Dismiss a news item

In order to dismiss a news item in the News widget, simply click the Dismiss icon Dismiss icon next to the desired news item.
Dismiss icon screenshot

Restore a news item for yourself

  1. In order to restore a dismissed news item for yourself, Click the News icon News button at the top of the News widget on the Course Home page.
    News icon screenshot
  2. Click on the Restore icon Restore icon beside the news item you want to restore.
    Restore icon screenshot

Restore a news item for your students

Note: Students can restore news item for themselves, but if you want them to see any changes you have made to an old news item it is recommended that you restore it for them.

  1. Click the Edit icon Edit icon next to the desired news item.
    Edit Icon screenshot
  2. Select the "This is a major edit. Restore this item for any users who have dismissed it" check box to inform users of major changes and updates to postings they might have dismissed, ensuring those headlines reappear with current information.
  3. (Optional) You can also make the edited news posting reappear at the top of the News widget by changing its Start Date to the current date and time. 
  4. Click Update.
    Major edit screenshot

Note: You should not select the major edit check box for small changes to the news item, such as changes to end dates, release conditions, and/or post formatting.

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