The Announcement feature is a great feature to get important information in front of your users. Whomever you designate it to be visible to will see the it at the top center of their page when they log into their account. When creating an announcement you also have the ability to make it a Calendar Event with the click of a button.
Name: What displays as the title.
Display Until: You can input a date for to automatically quit displaying.
Description: Where you will want to put the details of your announcement.
Visible to: Who you would like this to display for.
Important?: This option will turn the title red to attract attention.
Add a Calendar Event?: If you are announcing an event then this will allow you to copy it over to the Calendar for the school.