How do I use Announcements Redesign as an instructor?
If enabled by your institution, you can use Announcements Redesign to provide an enhanced experience for course announcements. When enabled in your course, Announcements Redesign displays for all announcements and all users in your course.
Announcements Redesign is currently a beta feature. Some discussion settings and features in the classic Announcements interface may not function or be available in Announcements Redesign.
Note: If Announcements Redesign is not available in your course, it has not been enabled by your institution.
Enable Feature Preview
In order to use Announcements Redesign in your course, you first need to enable the feature preview from Course Settings. If the feature preview is not available, it has not been enabled by your institution.
Open Feature Options
In Course Navigation, click the Settings link . Then click the Feature Previews tab .
Enable Discussions/Announcements Redesign
Locate the Discussions/Announcements Redesign feature preview  and click the State icon so it displays as enabled .
Learn more about managing feature previews in your course.
Note: If the feature preview is not available, it has not been enabled by your institution. Contact your Canvas administrator for assistance.
To view a discussion in the Announcements Redesign interface, click the Announcements link in Course Navigation . Then click the name of the announcement .
To create a new announcement, click the Add Announcement button .
An announcement displayed in the Announcements Redesign interface includes three sections: the announcement toolbar , announcement topic , and announcement replies .
View Announcement Toolbar
The announcements toolbar remains at the top of the screen when you are viewing announcement replies.
To search for replies or specific authors, enter your terms in the search field .
To filter replies, click the Filter drop-down menu .
You can filter by all replies or unread replies. To sort replies by newest or oldest, click the Sort button .
To return to the top of an announcement, click the Top button .
View Announcement Topic
The discussion topic section includes important information about the announcement, including the announcement title  and description .
You can also view the name of the author , the date and time the announcement was published  or edited , and number of replies .
View Announcement Options
The announcement topic section also includes several tools that allow you to manage your announcement.
To subscribe to or unsubscribe from the announcement, click the Subscribe icon .
To open the announcement's Options menu, click the Options icon . To mark all replies as read, click the Mark All as Read link .
View Announcement Replies
View Rich Content Editor
When creating or editing announcement topics or replies, you enter and edit your content using the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor allows you to format text, link text to course or external content, insert media, attach files, and @mention course users. Learn more about using the Rich Content Editor.