How to add a Class Announcement with Zoom Link

Creating a Class Announcement with Zoom Link

Use the Announcements Widget to post information about class-specific information, news, and events. This box expands to hold any amount of text, but lengthy announcements will shrink the size of the other widgets on the page.

Log on to the Staff view in Aspen (

  1. Click on the Edit link in the Announcement Widget from your home page
  2. Click the New button
  1. Enter the Start Date and End Date for your announcement
Date shortcuts:
t = today
+1 = today plus one day (up to +99)
-1 = today minus one day (up to -99)
+m/-m = plus or minus one month from today
+y/-y = plus or minus one year from today

  1. Enter Announcement text in the text box
  1. To insert a hyperlink you may highlight the text that will be the link, click the Link icon or use the shortcut CTRL L
  1. Enter in the text to display if you did not select/highlight text in the previous step
  1. Leave Link Type set to URL
  1. Enter Link Address (URL) in the URL text box (the Protocol prefix will be automatically removed if you entered in http:// or https://).
  1. Optional: Click on the Target tab. Select Target type and enter in target details if <popup window> selected.
Targeting allows you to control where the new page is displayed when the user clicks on your link. See the Link Targets section for more information on what each target setting means.

  1. Click OK when finished with link details
  1. Click on the Visibility tab and select the appropriate section or sections to view this announcement
  1. Save your announcement details
  1. Also, be sure to Save from the Announcements Widget
  2. From your home page, confirm that your announcement looks the way you want it to look.
  1. Test Your Link. Make sure that your link goes to your Zoom Class page and that it opens the way you want it to.

Announcement PowerPoint

Announcement Recording

  • <not set>: This is the default setting, which means you haven't selected a "target" for your link.
  • <frame>: This will open your link in a new window the first time, then if it's clicked a second time, it will simply load the link in the same window without opening a new window.
  • <popup window>: This will make your link load in a popup window. If you select this option, you can also select certain "Popup Window Features" to use with it.
  • New Window (_blank): This will open your link in a new window on the user's browser, keeping your website open in another window.
  • Topmost Window (_top): If you are using iframe* on your website, this will open your link in the topmost or main window of the user's browser.
  • Same Window (_self): If you are using iframe on your website, this will open the link within the same frame.
  • Parent Window (_parent): If you are using iframe on your website, this will open your link one frame level from where it is located. For example, if you have 5 frames, your link will open in frame 4.

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