Important announcements can be shared as news on the homepage.
News are important announcements that can affect several groups or individuals.
Attachments can be added to news (e.g. a letter from parents as a PDF). In addition, the author can request a read receipt.
All users who are allowed to write news (mostly teachers) see a big plus in the lower menu bar. There you can click to write news or upload a file directly to the cloud.
News are comparable to a kind of circular mail or a digital announcement.