The News tool lets you create news items that help communicate course updates, changes, and new information to your users quickly and effectively. Since My Home or Course Home is the first page that users often see when they log in or access their courses, the News widget is a good area for displaying important information.

Note: Students have the ability to set automatic notifications for this course tool.  Read more about the notification tool here: Notifications

News help topics

Access the News tool

Do one of the following:

    • Click News on the navbar.
    • Click News in the header of the News widget.
    • Click Edit Course on the navbar, then click News.


Global News

ICON administrators have the ability to create a global news item that will appear in all courses and on the My Home screen.  The Global News Item icon appears beside global news items in your news widget.