How do I merge announcements?

The function to merge announcements allows for a central course to push out announcements to other courses. For example, a Nursing Program includes twenty different courses. But a single Nursing Program Master course or project site could be used to push announcements out to all twenty of the Nursing Program courses. Announcements that are merged from the Master course cannot be edited or deleted in the Nursing Program courses. Those individual Nursing Program courses could create additional announcements that would apply to their specific course only. Those would appear in addition to the announcements merged from the Master Course.

Go to Announcements.

Note: To set up the Merge, you must be enrolled in both sites with an Instructor-Type role.

Select the Announcements tool from the Tool Menu in course that will receive the announcements.

Click Merge.

Select the course to merge from.

Check the box beside the course from which this course will draw its Announcements, and then click Save.

Example: Master Site Announcements

This image shows the Master Nursing Site with an announcement created.


Example: Merged Site Announcements

The Announcement shows up in the Nursing 101 Announcements list, but there is no "edit" option here. The "Assignment 1 Due Tomorrow" announcement was created inside the Nursing 101 course.