Canvas Guides (en)Canvas Instructor Guide AnnouncementsHow do I delay posting an announcement until a specific date in a course?

How do I delay posting an announcement until a specific date in a course?

You can set new announcements to post at a certain date and time. The delayed post information also displays directly in the Announcements page. Delayed announcements are not displayed to students until the intended date and time.

Notes:

  • If you create an announcement in an unpublished course, the delay posting date must take place after the course has been published for notifications to send to those who have chosen to receive notifications for new announcements.
  • If you check the Delay Posting checkbox and don't set a date the announcement will post immediately.

Open Announcements

Open Announcements

In Course Navigation, click the Announcements link.

Add Announcement

Click the Add Announcement button.

Delay Posting

Delay Posting

Click the Delay posting checkbox.

Set Date and Time

Set Date and Time

Select the Calendar icon and set the date and time using the calendar tool. Or manually enter a date and time.

Save Announcement

Save Announcement

Click the Save button.

View Announcement

View Announcement

View the delayed post information in the announcement.