If you are an administrator for a school, district or partner community, you have the ability to easily create and share announcements to your community members!

To access the announcements feature, click on your Communities tab and select a community for which you are an administrator. On the left-hand side of your Community, you will see a menu listing the different parts of your community. The final three options are Administrator-only options.

To create a new announcement, click on the Announcements link to open the editor.

Click the [New+] button to start a new announcement:

In the announcement editor tool that appears, you can create rich text messages, insert images, add hyperlinks, and format your post to fit your community's needs.

Along the right-hand side, you will see the community or communities that you are eligible to publish to. If you have created 'Groups' in your community, then you will also see your Groups listed, so that you can select one or more groups to send a targeted announcement message too. Click here to learn more about 'Groups'.

Watch the video below for an example of how to create a community announcement.

A draft announcement is auto-saved as you are working on the document, (similar to Google docs). If you are not interested in publishing at that moment, then you can click the in X the top-right-hand corner to close the draft and return at anytime. To find your draft announcement, you will use the Search-Filter-Sort bar at the top of the Announcements page in your community. You can select from the following statuses:

*If you have questions or need assistance, contact our Support Team at support@participate.com or use the chat icon on the bottom-right corner of any page.

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