Community-Wide Announcements

If you have rights, you can create a system-level announcement by selecting System Announcements from the menu under your user name and clicking Add a new announcement.

You can create a system announcement that will be displayed for all users on the upper right of all Activity pages, under the Community Announcements heading and above Recommendations. Each announcement will also be displayed as a banner at the top of the Overview Page. You can preview the images and text in your announcement as you create it. If multiple announcements are set to be displayed at the same time, users can click through them in a predetermined sequence.

To create a community announcement and determine the order it will be displayed in:

  1. Expand the menu under your name and click System Announcements.
  2. Click Add a New Announcement.
  3. If you want to feature a URL in your announcement, select the Announce a link check box and type or paste your URL in the text box. Jive automatically detects the page title and suggests a display title and image from the linked page. You can choose to use these or replace them with your own title and image as described in the following steps.
  4. Give the announcement a title. This is the heading users will see when deciding whether to expand the announcement, so make it short enough to be scanned easily.
  5. Optionally, add an image. You can upload an image by browsing, or use drag and drop. You'll see the image in preview on the right after you select it. Make sure the Include an image check box is selected: once you've selected an image, you can still see it the configuration screen even if you have disabled image display. (However, it will not be visible in the preview unless Include an image is enabled.)
  6. Add a short text description with further details of the announcement. Again, shorter is better, since announcements are designed to fit in a small space. If you want to link to further information, you can put a URL in the description text and it will be a live link: however, you can't currently put a named link in the announcement text. To feature a URL in your announcement, use the Announce a link feature, which will link the URL to your announcement title.
  7. Decide how long the announcement should be displayed by selecting a start and end date. Announcements start at 12:00 (AM) on the start date and expire at 23:59 on the end date, in the announcement creator's time zone.
  8. Decide whether to send a notification about the announcement by selecting or clearing the Send Inbox notifications check box. Users who have their Inbox set to provide email notifications (this is the default setting) will receive an email as well as seeing the announcement displayed in Activity pages.
  9. After you save your announcement, you can return to the System Announcements page and determine the clickthrough order by dragging and dropping the cards. Clickthrough order is left to right and top to bottom.
  10. If you have rights to edit community announcements, you can edit or expire them directly by using the links directly within the announcement.