Think of Announcements as news items or blog posts.
- shorter than full articles.
- can include a single image
- can include links to other resources
- have a prescribed shelf-life.
- can be searched and found after their life as a feature expires.
A collection of announcements is called a Feed. Feeds are generally associated with a site or a sub-site. Categories can be thought of like hashtags used in social media to make it easier to search feeds by common topic or theme.
Announcements are NOT managed on web pages. The Unrestricted HTML card for Announcements merely controls where a feed appears on a page. You do not want to touch the code for Announcements on a page.
When you first log in, select Announcements from the main menu. Do not double-click your site or sub-site.
See the video above for details.
If your site hosts more than one feed, say general announcements on the home page and an athletics feed on your athletics page, you can identify announcements that you want to push to one or both. You do not have to repeat the post to place it in both areas.