Email Your Class Through KATIE

Announcements Forum

Communicate with your class and keep a record of messages with the Announcements forum.


  1. Turn editing on.
  2. If you do not see the blue navigation drawer on the left, click the three-line "hamburger" button in the top left corner.
  3. Scroll all of the way to the bottom of the blue navigation drawer and click Add a block.
  4. Choose Latest news from the list of blocks.
  5. You should now see the Latest announcements block in the right column of your KATIE course.
  6. Click Add a new topic... to create your first announcement email/forum post. If you don't see the link, see the troubleshooting section below.
  7. Once you have submitted your first post, a new Announcements forum will appear at the end of the first section of your course.

Don't see the Add a new topic... link in your block (step 6 above)?

  1. On your main course page, click on the Gear icon.
  2. Choose Edit settings.
  3. Expand the Appearance section.
  4. Change Number of announcements to 1 (or more).
  5. Save and return to your course. You should now see the Add a new topic... link.



  1. In your course, click on the Gear icon and choose Quickmail.
  2. Add the enrollees to receive your email to the Selected recipients column.
  3. Add a subject for your email and add your content to the Message box. You may also add an attachment to the email.
    Note: Quickmail will not send attachments that are larger than 10 mb. If you attach 2 or more files, they will be sent as a single .zip file.
  4. Choose Send email or Save as draft.