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The News tool enables the instructor to communicate announcements, updates, changes, etc. to users as soon as they enter BeachBoard and each course/organization. News items appear in two places: combined from all courses/organizations into the News widget in the middle of the My Home page, and in the News widget in the middle of each course/organization Course Home page. You can also receive email notifications about new items and updates to old items.

Dismissing and restoring News items

You can now dismiss a news items in the News widget if you do not wish to see that post anymore. Dismissing a news item does not delete the news item, it just hides it; you can always restore a dismissed news item.

Dismissing a news item

In order to dismiss a news item in the News widget, simply click the Dismiss icon Dismiss icon next to the desired news item.dismiss news item

Restoring a news item

  1. In order to restore a dismissed news item, click the News icon News button at the top of the News widget on the Course Home page. accessing all news items
  2. Click on the Restore icon Restore icon beside the news item you want to restore. restore news item

*Note: the instructor can also restore a news item for you if they make make a major edit to a previously dismissed news item.

Receiving notifications

You can choose to receive email notifications when new items are posted or when old items have been updated by the instructor. Notifications are managed through the Notifications tool.

You can access the Notifications page two ways:

  • Clicking on the Notifications link in the My Settings widget on the My Home page.

my settings widget

  • You can also access Notifications by clicking the notifications iconNotifications icon at the top of the News widget.notifications icon in news widget

See the Notifications Help Page on instructions for setting up email and SMS (text) notifications for News items and other BeachBoard tools (such as Discussions).

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