Announcements access/use in Canvas

Last modified 8/4/2023

The Announcements Index Page allows you to view and filter announcements in your course. You can also receive new announcements via Canvas notifications, view announcements on the Recent Activity Dashboard, or view announcements in the To Do list.

Viewing Announcements 

To view announcements, go to your course and click on the Announcements button. Announcements are listed in reverse chronological order with the newest appearing first and the older announcements appearing towards the bottom.

Example of Announcements 

Example of an Announcement in a To Do List. The To Do list is created from assignments, quizzes, an other events are upcoming in your courses. As a student all courses will be shown in your To Do list.  

To view an announcement, click the name of the announcement.

View Announcement

Logging in to Canvas

Additional Sources For Help 

How to Get Help

For technical assistance, Submit a Help Ticket or contact the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357, by email at, or by Live Chat at

For instructional assistance, you may contact the Center for Integrated Professional Development by phone (309) 438-2542, or email at