You will be prompted to log into UVLink and you will then be taken directly to the Add Announcement Page.
Instructions for adding announcements and events
Note: Announcements and events submitted will be included in the weekly UVAnnounce email that students and employees/faculty receive. They can also be included on the Digital Signage system upon request.
Login into UVlink and on the "Home" tab, find the "UVAnnounce" channel.
Click on “Submit” at the bottom of the channel. An Announcement Details page will popup.
Announcement Details page
Delete the words "untitled announcement" in the box and enter the title of your announcement or event. You are limited to 52 characters. The best way to attract attention to an announcement is to be concise and descriptive. Avoid using all capital letters, extraneous words or punctuation (WOW !!!). Don't put dates or times in your headline. This headline will be the subject line in email messages and the title for calendar events.
In this box, you will type the body of the message. Again, remember to be concise and descriptive. This is an optional box so it doesn't need to be filled in to complete the announcement.
Enter the building and/or room location for the event. The location will appear on the calendar under the event time.
Additional information URL or e-mail address
This is where you enter the internet address (URL) of a site that could provide additional information on your announcement. http:// - When this box is filled in, it will appear under the words “More information is available here” at the bottom of the message. It will be a clickable link that will take the viewer to the page you have selected.
Display this announcement on a calendar check box
Check this box if your announcement is about an event taking place at specific date(s) and time(s). This box must be checked if you want the announcement to be displayed on the calendar.
Event calendar dates page
Click the "Start date" box and select a date from the displayed calendar. Select the start and end time for the event. For an all day event or an event that doesn't have a specific time, click the "all day event" box.
Repeating events or events with multiple times that fit a pattern can be setup here.
If your event has multiple times that don't fit a pattern, those dates and times can be entered here.
Publish Date and Duration
Enter a date and time that you want the message to appear as an Announcement. For example: if you post an announcement about a certain event that will be held on the Feb. 5 th, the start date / time will be 2/5/2005 and the end date will be 2/5/2005. You can change the time if you need to, but for most announcements you can leave it as the default.
Choose a topic for the message. Refer to category criteria for help in deciding which category is most appropriate for your message.
If you want your announcement to be "public" leave the role blank.
Once you have finished, you can preview the message. (This will not display any calendar entries). When you are satisfied, click the “Finish” button and your message will be sent to the queue for approval.
Additional information regarding UVAnnounce can be found here. If you would like further instructions or training on this system, please contact David Tobler at extension #8948 or at IT@uvu.edu.
The University reserves the right to edit or delete any announcement in this system.