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Creating Expanded Announcements on Constituency Pages

Goal

This article explains how to add expanded announcements to each of the constituency pages. Expanded announcements are the ones that do not have to be opened (clicked on) to be viewed in their entirety. The body of the announcement is fully visible on the page, as shown below:

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Expanded announcements must be added separately to each constituency page.

TIP FOR ENTERING ANNOUNCEMENTS ON MULTIPLE CONSTITUENCY PAGES

When entering the same announcement on multiple constituency pages, you can avoid re-typing the body of the announcement by copying and pasting its source code:

  • With your cursor in the body field (after you have entered the announcement), click on "Format Text" in the ribbon above. Then select "Edit Source" as shown below.

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  • Select all of the HTML code in the box and copy it (Ctrl+C)
  • Begin a new announcement on another constituency page following the instructions in this article, but instead of re-typing the body of the announcement, just click on "Format Text" and "Edit Source", and then click Paste (Ctrl+P). That will copy the exact information from the previous announcement.

How to add an expanded announcement to the EMPLOYEES constituency page

  • Open the announcement list called "Announcements - Employees" by clicking here: https://myiwu.indwes.edu/employees/Lists/DatatelPortalAnnouncements/AllItems.aspx
    • Alternatively, you can navigate there from the Employees constituency page by clicking on the gear in the upper right corner, then clicking "Site contents" and opening the library called "Announcements - Employees".
  • Click the "new announcement" link in the upper middle section.
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  • Enter the announcement.
    • Note that the "Title" field will not display on the main page! So please put all information that you want visible to the users in the "Body" field.
    • Include a valid expiration date. Announcements will disappear at the END of the expiration date. Ex.: If you want the announcement to disappear on 8/25, set the expiration date to 8/24.
    • You can set a target audience if you would like, but by default, this announcement will only be visible to employees from the Employees constituency page.
  • Save the announcement. It should now be visible from the EMPLOYEES constituency page at https://myiwu.indwes.edu/employees/Pages/default.aspx.

How to add an expanded announcement to the NGSTUDENT constituency page

  • Open the announcement list called "Announcements - National & Global" by clicking here: https://myiwu.indwes.edu/ngstudent/Lists/Announcements%20%20National%20and%20Global/AllItems.aspx
    • Alternatively, you can navigate there from the National & Global constituency page by clicking on the gear in the upper right corner, then clicking "Site contents" and opening the library called "Announcements - National & Global".
  • Click the "new announcement" link in the upper middle section.
    new announcement.png
  • Enter the announcement.
    • Note that the "Title" field will not display on the main page! So please put all information that you want visible to the users in the "Body" field.
    • Include a valid expiration date. Announcements will disappear at the END of the expiration date. Ex.: If you want the announcement to disappear on 8/25, set the expiration date to 8/24.
    • You can set a target audience if you would like, but by default, this announcement will only be visible to employees from the Employees constituency page.
  • Save the announcement. It should now be visible from the NGSTUDENT constituency page at https://myiwu.indwes.edu/ngstudent/Pages/default.aspx.

How to add an expanded announcement to the MSTUDENT constituency page

  • Open the announcement list called "Announcements - IWU-Marion" by clicking here: https://myiwu.indwes.edu/mstudent/Lists/Announcements%20%20IWUMarion/AllItems.aspx.
    • Alternatively, you can navigate there from the IWU-Marion Student constituency page by clicking on the gear in the upper right corner, then clicking "Site contents" and opening the library called "Announcements - IWU-Marion".
  • Click the "new announcement" link in the upper middle section.
    new announcement.png
  • Enter the announcement.
    • Note that the "Title" field will not display on the main page! So please put all information that you want visible to the users in the "Body" field.
    • Include a valid expiration date. Announcements will disappear at the END of the expiration date. Ex.: If you want the announcement to disappear on 8/25, set the expiration date to 8/24.
    • You can set a target audience if you would like, but by default, this announcement will only be visible to employees from the Employees constituency page.
  • Save the announcement. It should now be visible from the MSTUDENT constituency page at https://myiwu.indwes.edu/mstudent/Pages/default.aspx.
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