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The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee has moved to D2L version 10.

Updated help files are located at uwmltc.org


Creating News Items

The News widget gives you the ability to create and a News item to your D2L site immediately or create a news item for a future date. 

To create a new News item: 

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click the New News Item icon (green plus)  at the top of the News widget. 
    • Click New Item in the News tool.  
  2. Enter the news headline in the Headline field. 
  3. Enter the news content in the Content field.  
  4. (Optional) If you want to hide your headline's date and time clear Always Show Start Date. By default, a news item's start date and time appears below its headline when displayed in the News widget.
  5. (Optional) News items are published immediately unless you specify an alternate start date from the Start Date drop-down list.  Select the posting availability date in the Start Date and End Date drop-down lists or by clicking their Select Date icons (calendar). 
  6. (Optional) You can make News remove an item on a specific date by selecting the check box Remove news item based on end date. You and administrators can still see the news item after its end date, but it will not appear in the News widget.
  7. (Optional) You can also include attachments and audio recordings as part of your news item:
    • To add an attachment, click Add a File in the Attachments section.
    • To record audio, click the Record Audio in the Attachments section. Click Flash Settings to make adjustments to your microphone selection and volume. Click Clear to erase your recording.
  8. (Optional) Click Attach Existing or Create and Attach to include additional release conditions. 
  9. Click Save as Draft to continue editing the news item (students cannot see draft news items), or click Publish to release news item to users. Click Schedule to publish a news item with a future release date.
Note:  News items with a future publish date are listed on the News page with a Scheduled status.

Creating a news item for a future date:

If you set a news item's start date as a future, the posting is not visible to users until that date.

Example:  If you want a news item to appear on Monday morning, specify a start date of Monday at 9:00am.
Note  Post-dated news items are not displayed in the News widget even if users have permission to see future news items. They can be found within the list of news items on the News page.