Use the announcements tool to post timely messages to the students.
This is a great place to provide a regular reminder of upcoming class outlines, deadlines, and topics of interest.
Try this: Post an announcement a couple of days prior to each week's class, with an agenda for the upcoming class, as well as due dates. These can be authored in advance and set to automatically publish!
This tool is best used as a means of communication and should not be used as the primary source of class content.
Should you request a copy of a previous course, the announcements do not get copied.