The News tool is located on the Course Home page. The News tool enables you to create news items that help communicate course updates, changes, and new information to your users quickly and effectively. Since My Home or Course Home is the first page that users often see when they log in or access their courses, the News widget is a good area for displaying important information.
The News tool allows students to read instructor messages including course information. Students can dismiss news items but [Edit Item] allows Instructors to restore dismissed news items.