Announcement content is very similar to other basic node types in OSU Drupal 7.

To create an Announcement, similar to all other content types, go to Admin menu > Content > Add content > Announcement.

The main difference between an announcement and other node types is the inclusion of Publication and Expiration date fields, as seen on this node submission form:

On node view, the Announcement doesn't look too different from other content types:

What makes the Announcement content type unique is the availability of its Announcement: Small List and Announcement: Summary blocks.  These blocks can be configured and placed on a site by a permitted user.

The Announcement module, which supplies the Announcement content type and blocks, also has a comprehensive set of customizable configurations. Read on to discover how to access and use these...