By the way, you can rename these forums to whatever suits your needs best. Besides News Forum, I have seen people call it "General Course Announcements", "Course Update" and "Latest News". Which ever term you choose, I recommend that you keep it consistent throughout all of your courses so that your students recognize it for what it is.
Did you know?
- There is also a News Forum available for the Front Page (Home) as well. It is called "Site News".
- In the sidebar of a course page, it is possible to add a Latest News block which displays a list of the most recent News Forum announcements to students of the course.