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Announcements Tool

The Announcements Tool displays all or selected categories of the announcements added to the Announcements Database. All announcements are stored in Announcements Database and displayed on the website using the Announcements Tool. The Announcements Tool can be added to the Main Body or the Right Side of a page.

Note: The Announcements Database is a left side link in the Main Website Administration that is only visible if the user has the correct permissions.

Access Main Body

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In the CMS4Schools Main Website Administration Navigation Builder click on the Main Body content of the page where the Announcements Tool will be displayed.

Note: If no Right Side tools are used, the Main Body will use the full width of the page except for the left side navigation links. When tools are added to the Right Side, all tools in the Main Body will automatically resize to optimally fit the smaller width of the Main Body area.

Main Body: Add the Announcements Tool

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  1. Add Tool to this page: Select Announcements from the list
  2. After: Choose the position of the tool. The default is at the bottom of the page. The first tool added will only have the "Place at top of page" option. When there is more than one tool, select the item you want to add the tool after.
  3. Select Add to open the Announcements Tool

Access the Right Side Bar

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In the CMS4Schools Main Website Administration Navigation Builder click on the Right content link of the page where the Announcements Tool will be displayed.

Note: If no Right Side tools are used, the Main Body will use the full width of the page except for the left side navigation links. When tools are added to the Right Side, all tools in the Main Body will automatically resize to optimally fit the smaller width of the Main Body area.

Right Side: Add the Announcements Tool

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  1. Add Tool to Right Side: Select Announcements from the list
  2. After: Choose the position of the tool. The default is at the bottom of the page. The first tool added will only have the "Place at top of page" option. When there is more than one tool, select the item you want to add the tool after.
  3. Choose whether or not to use a line to separate the individual tools add to the Right Side.
  4. Select Add to open the Announcements Tool.

Announcements Tool Properties

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The Edit Announcements Listing screen opens after adding the Announcements Tool.

  1. Announcement Categories: Use the radio buttons to select if All Categories or Selected Categories to be displayed. If Selected Categories is chosen, use the checkboxes to indicate which categories to display.
  2. If there are no announcements: The default text is "There are currently no announcements.". This text can be updated or removed to leave the area blank if there are no announcements.
  3. Click the Update button to add the tool to the page.

Announcements Tool Options

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  1. edit: Add/edit/remove tool heading, change tool status to inactive/active, or schedule a status change. See the Edit Announcements Tool section below for more details
  2. Edit Announcement Properties: This opens the Edit Announcements Listing screen. You can change the categories of announcements that will be displayed, update the text that displays if there are no announcements
  3. Add/Edit/Delete Announcements: Opens the Announcements Database
    Note: This link will only show for users with permissions to the Announcements Database
  4. Edit Categories: Opens the Announcements Categories in the Announcements Database
    Note: This link will only show for users with permissions to the Announcements Database
  5. Change Position: Change the position of the tool on the current page
  6. Move: Change the location of this tool to another page by selecting the desired category and page 
  7. Preview: Opens a new tab to preview the page
  8. Delete: Deletes the tool from the page

     

Edit Announcements Tool

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  1. Tool Heading: Add a heading to the tool. This field can be left blank for the Main Body, but it is recommended to always have this filled out for the Right Side as it displays as an H3 (Paragraph Heading 3).
  2. Status: Set the tool to Active, Inactive, or select Schedule a Status Change to show the additional options:
    1. Status Change Date: Set the date of the change
    2. Change Status To: designate if you want the page to become active or inactive on the specified date
    3. Email Notification Address(es): Enter the email addresses to be notified after the status change occurs.
 
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