How to Send Announcements to Families Using Canvas 21-22 SY
Hey everyone, I'm just going to make this quick video a couple of you have had questions on how to send announcements out to just your homeroom class. It's a lot different than it was last year. So I'm just going to make this video and hopefully that helps you. Here we go. Okay, so first things first, what you want to do is you want to make sure that you are on your HCP SS me page. And then you want to go ahead and click on canvas. We all know that. So once your page loads, I know myself and a couple of my other teammates were like, okay, we know how to send announcements, but we could only see that from our ELA page or our math page. We wanted to be able to do it from our homeroom page since this year we had to have a home run page. So what you want to do is you want to scroll to the top of your canvas homepage. And then just right here, homeroom, for me, it says K for kindergarten, and then it says my last name. So then you just want to click on that link when it comes up once it's underlined. And then here is where you're able to send out your announcements. Now the big thing is that you want to make sure that you have click that is published because we know that if it is clicked on published, then our families will not be able to see it. But once we click that it's published, then our families will be able to see it. So same thing as before, you want to make sure that you just click on this plus sign that just means you want to add an announcement. And then your box comes up for you to type. So usually I like to send mine at the end of each week, so I'll just title it. Happy Friday. And then I'll just start off. Hello, everyone. And then, you know, I like to tell them about, you know, our week, what did we learn? What's it we learn? And then any important information. The announcement is really your call. You're able to share with your families what you would like, but this is just what I like to share. So once I go through and I type it all, then I will go down here and instead of posting it to all sections, I'll just click homeroom. That way, you know, if we have different math classes, our math class doesn't see it if we have different ELA classes, they don't see it. And then what I like about this, and this was the same last year is that you can actually delay posting. So you can click delay. And then let me move this. And then you can just click on the calendar, and then you'll be able to tell when what day you want it to go out and what time. So usually I'll just keep it on the same day, but then I won't have it go out until Friday. At 5 o'clock, and then I'll hit done. And then once I go through and I hit save, it a little note will pop up. Actually, it says it right here too, that it will post at Friday, October 1st, at 5 p.m.. So that's also a really good thing too. And I like to do that just in case I need to add something or go back and edit. You know, that's a really cool cool feature. I will say that I just learned because I know I did this last year. I spent so much time trying to make my announcement kind of pretty and fancy, so like I would change the font. I would add images. Just so you know, the parents can't see that. So you don't have to spend that extra time changing the font and everything. It will just look regular times new Roman font. The images don't even appear. Unfortunately, I'm not too sure why on that yet, but I'll try and find out. But, you know, just a little helpful tip for that. But yeah, once you are finished, you can go ahead and hit save. And then it will pop up to your in your homeroom class under your announcements. And then you can always go back and see everything that you sent. Which is kind of nice. So yeah, so here you can see here I posted something October 1st and I didn't have it send out until 5 o'clock. If I had to send something out over the weekend or ASAP, I don't do the delay posting I just hit save and then it goes out right away. But if I'm just doing like a end of the day kind of thing and I'm typing it during my planning time, then I'll have it go out at some point after school. But yeah, but that is basically it. It's pretty simple. The main thing is just making sure that you go back to your home screen and just clicking on the homeroom. If you click on where it says here like I wrote happy Friday, that'll take you to my actual announcement. But if you go up and click homeroom, then that will take you to your page. Okay? Well, I hope that this helped you and I thank you for watching this video. Have a great day everyone.