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Announcements (formerly known as News forum) is a special forum for general announcements. A course may only have one Announcements forum unless it has been imported from another system which supports more than one Announcements forum.
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The Announcements forum is a special forum for general news and announcements. A course may only have one Announcements forum unless it has been imported from another system which supports more than one Announcements forum.
  
This forum is automatically created for each course and for the [[Front Page|front page]] of the Moodle site. By default, it is placed in the top of the central section and only those with editing rights may add posts or reply to posts. The forum has forced subscription set by default.
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This forum is automatically created in a new course. By default, it is placed in the top of the central section and only teachers and only users with appropriate permissions (by default teachers) can post in it. The forum has forced subscription set by default.
  
{{Note|If your Moodle site has been upgraded to Moodle 3.1 from an earlier version of Moodle, then only newly created courses will have Announcements. Existing courses and restored courses will still use the term 'News forum'.}}
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Note: If your Moodle site has been upgraded to Moodle 3.1 from an earlier version of Moodle, then only newly created courses will have Announcements. Existing courses and restored courses will still have a forum named  'News forum'.
  
 
The [[Latest announcements block]] displays a [[Course_settings#News_items_to_show|specific number]] of recent discussions from the Announcements forum.  
 
The [[Latest announcements block]] displays a [[Course_settings#News_items_to_show|specific number]] of recent discussions from the Announcements forum.  
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Announcements may be removed from a course as follows:
 
Announcements may be removed from a course as follows:
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#Delete Announcements from the course homepage
 
#Delete Announcements from the course homepage
 
#In [[Course settings]] set "News items to show" to 0
 
#In [[Course settings]] set "News items to show" to 0
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#Alternatively - hide the Announcements forum
 
#Alternatively - hide the Announcements forum
 
(To restore Announcements set the "News items to show" to a number greater than 0.)
 
(To restore Announcements set the "News items to show" to a number greater than 0.)
 
==See also==
 
 
* MDL-26707 - missing News forum - it doesn't appear if latest news block is missing in new courses
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:12, 16 August 2017

The Announcements forum is a special forum for general news and announcements. A course may only have one Announcements forum unless it has been imported from another system which supports more than one Announcements forum.

This forum is automatically created in a new course. By default, it is placed in the top of the central section and only teachers and only users with appropriate permissions (by default teachers) can post in it. The forum has forced subscription set by default.

Note: If your Moodle site has been upgraded to Moodle 3.1 from an earlier version of Moodle, then only newly created courses will have Announcements. Existing courses and restored courses will still have a forum named 'News forum'.

The Latest announcements block displays a specific number of recent discussions from the Announcements forum.

Removing Announcements

Announcements may be removed from a course as follows:

  1. Delete Announcements from the course homepage
  2. In Course settings set "News items to show" to 0
  3. Delete the Latest announcements block
  4. Alternatively - hide the Announcements forum

(To restore Announcements set the "News items to show" to a number greater than 0.)