Instructors and students can dismiss a news items in the News widget and Instructors have the ability to restore a dismissed news item for students if they make a change to it.  

(1) In order to dismiss an item in the News widget, simply click on the Dismiss icon Dismiss Welcome!(grey “x”)

(2) In order to restore a dismissed news item, go to the News page and select the News Tool icon Go to News Toolfrom the dropdown menu next to News.
Click on the dropdown menu next to the item that you want to restore.  Then click on the Restore icon Restore Welcome!(the blue
circle with a white arrow in the middle)

(3) In order to edit a News item and restore it so any students that dismissed it will see it again, click on the news item you want to edit.

  1. Edit your news posting.
  2. Select the “Major Edit – Send a notification and restore it for those who dismissed it” check box to inform users of major changes and updates to postings they might have dismissed, ensuring those headlines reappear with current information.
  3. (Optional) You can also make the edited news posting reappear at the top of the News widget by changing its Start Date to the current date and time.
  4. You should not select the major edit check box for changes to news item end dates, release conditions, and post formatting.
  5. Click Update.

D2L 10.1 January 2014