In this moment, we can add an announcement about the open date to Announcements tool, but always without notification.
Our teachers would like to configure the notification level as we can do it in Announcements tool.
Our faculty wants to contribute with this functionality.
The idea is to extend the 'Add an announcement' feature allowing to send email on the same way that Announcement tool does. By means option buttons the instructor can select the users who will receive the email. None, all users or only those who want.