From Carleton Moodle Docs
Announcements (formerly known as News forum) is a special forum for general announcements. This forum will automatically email students the content of the announcement, as well as continue to be posted to the Moodle page. All emails are sent out 30 minutes after posting, however the Teacher can choose to send posts immediately by checking the box 'Send forum post notifications with no editing-time delay'. Only Teachers may post to the Announcements forum, unless permissions are edited.
This forum is automatically created for each course and for the front page of the Moodle site. By default, it is placed in the top of the central section and only those with editing rights may add posts or reply to posts. The forum has forced subscription set by default.
The Latest announcements block displays a specific number of recent discussions from the Announcements forum.
Announcements may be removed from a course as follows:
- Delete Announcements from the course homepage
- In Course settings set "News items to show" to 0
- Delete the Latest announcements block
- Alternatively - hide the Announcements forum
(To restore Announcements set the "News items to show" to a number greater than 0.)