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There is a known issue that is ongoing whereby announcement email notifications may be delayed by hours or days after the Announcement is created, and in some cases not sent at all. This is intermittent and affects email notifications for announcements where the "Email Announcement" has not been ticked.
Staff are advised that if they create an announcement in Vital and want to be sure that an email is received immediately by all staff and students on the module then they should select the option to "Email Announcement".
The option ‘Email Announcement’ when selected will send the complete announcement as an email to the University email addresses of everyone enrolled onto the module, even where users have specified not to get notifications of announcements. This email will get sent instantly.
We have been advised that this issue will be resolved in a future version of the Blackboard software.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused