The News forum is a special forum for general course announcements. A course may only have one News forum.
This forum is automatically created for each course and for the front page of the cuLearn site. By default, it is placed in the top of the center section and only instructors and teaching assistants may add posts. The default settings force every enrolled person to be subscribed to the News forum. When the News forum is updated an email will be sent to the students enrolled in the course.
The Latest News block will display recent posts from the News forum if enabled.