section is a convenient place where Coordinators
can post community messages intended for the entire community. You'll find the Announcements
button on the left-hand side of your community Home
page (and most other community pages as well). The number of new announcements posted since you last viewed the Announcements
page will be shown on this button.
When Coordinators create new announcements, they may also choose to send an email copy of the announcement to all Members in the community. (To send email messages to selected Members only, Coordinators can use the Email
facility found in the Administration
A yellow flashbolt next to an announcement indicates that you are viewing that announcement for the first time.
While only Coordinators may post announcements, other Community Sections
, such as the Message Board
or other sections created by Coordinators, allow all Members to post messages and reply to others' messages.
Tip for Coordinators:
If you edit an announcement that was already posted, the edited message won't be counted as a new announcement for those members who have already viewed it. If you want the the 'new-Announcement' count
to go up for everyone, delete the existing message and create a new one with your changes.
(Coordinators can delete and edit announcements by clicking on the Sections, Announcements, Emails
link on the Administration
tab, and then expanding the Announcements
For more help, look for help links with a yellow dot
, see the complete list of Help Topics
, or contact a Coordinator
(listed at the left on your Home Page).