Announcements are a way of generating social presence in your FLO topic.
You can provide information to all students in your topic using the Latest Announcements block on the topic homepage. This is handy for all important information (e.g. changes to lecture/tutorial times, assessment reminders). Remind your students to check their emails regularly. A copy of the announcement (and a link to any attachments) will be sent to their Flinders email account. It will also appear in the Latest Announcements block.
Announcements are a timely, active element in the topic – use them to post reminders, pose challenging questions, generate curiosity, answer a FAQ, or respond to muddy points. Announcements are posted to all enrolled in the topic within 30 minutes of posting (the announcements will override the students set personal preferences in FLO and will be automatically emailed out).