The announcement portlet displays any announcements that have been entered for a user's role. The subject of each announcement is displayed as a link, along with the name of the person who posted the announcement. Clicking on the link will take you to the full display of the portlet, showing any announcements for your role(s) and the text of the announcement.
If you are a group leader, you can enter announcements for your group's main page, and can target your announcements to leaders, members or both. A limited number of college officials can enter announcements for the myColby home tab.