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The News tool in D2L allows instructors to communicate updates, changes, and new information to students.
News items appear in the News widget on the Course Homepage, the first page that students see when they enter the course.
Students can subscribe to News updates through email notifications, text message notifications, or an RSS feed.
Manage News items through the News widget on the Course Homepage.
For information on viewing and managing the content for the Calendar, see Viewing the Calendar and
Adding Calendar Events. To modify the display settings or visual appearance of the News widget, see Managing Widgets.