Announcements can be added to your subsite homepage and are a great way to highlight important, time-bound information.

Creating an Announcement

  1. Edit your department site’s homepage (index).
  2. Under the introduction text box, check the Yes box next to Add Announcements?
  3. Click the down-arrow to the right of Announcement.
  4. Choose a start date for when you want the announcement to become available. 
  5. Choose an expiration date for when you want the announcement to expire; this is optional.
  6. Add an announcement heading. Keep this short, like, “HOLIDAY HOURS, or “NEW POLICY”
  7. Add the body of your announcement. A max of 3 sentences is best. You can add links and other formatting in an announcement.
  8. If you would like your announcement heading to be a link add this using the Link drop-down below the announcement body.
  9. Save and Submit your changes.
  10. Publish your home page.

Example announcement box:

In order for your announcement to show up you will need to:

  • Set the date and time correctly.
  • Publish the home page on the day you want the announcement to display.

To remove the announcement from your home page:

  • Make sure the expiration date has passed.
  • Publish the homepage.

Managing Announcements

On the right-side of an announcement drop-down are some icons.

  • Click the green plus sign + to add additional announcement boxes.
  • Click on the up or down arrow to reorder announcements; this is only available if you have multiples.
  • Click on the red minus sign - to delete announcements.


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