You can deliver updates, reminders, important notices, and even kudos to students using the News tool in D2L. Similar to a bulletin board, the News tool allows you to post notices on the first page of your course. Students will not be able to respond to the message but they will be able to view them.
D2L’s News tool has some features to help you manage your course communication.
To help ensure students read your News posts:
If you’d like to hear back from students about your post, creating a discussion forum for announcements is a better option.