What is the purpose of the Announcer role?
Millersville University created the Announcer role for the purpose of providing limited course access to those who may need to send emergency announcements to members of the class during the semester. In instances when an unforeseen situation prevents a course instructor from holding a regular class session, and also prevents her or him from accessing D2L to announce the change in meeting schedule, an announcer may alert students on the instructor's behalf.
What can announcers access?
People with the Announcer role within a course may read current news items, post news items, access the class list, and send email to everyone in the class.