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  • Bloglines
  • Copy the address

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  • 1. RSS Bringing Current Information to Your Online Class
  • 2. What is RSS?
    • Syndication of web content from news organizations, web logs, online magazines, journals, and other websites that offer RSS feeds
    • Rich Site Summary
    • Real Simple Syndication
  • 3. What is RSS?
    • RSS Can be indicated in a variety of ways
  • 4. Why Use an RSS Feed?
    • No more surfing to multiple sites for the news
    • Will not clutter your email box
    • Spam free
    • Pop Up free
    • Dynamic content
    • Automatic updates
  • 5. How Do You Know if there is RSS?
  • 6. General & Specific Topics
  • 7. Putting All the News in One Place
    • Use an Aggregator to gather multiple feeds together in one place.
    • Two Types:
      • Desk top: FeedReader (Windows) NetNewsWire (Mac)
      • Web: Bloglines NewsIsFree
  • 8. Advantages
    • Organize all feeds together in one place
    • Scan updated content
    • Save content for later reading
    • Aggregators update feeds approximately every hour
  • 9. Next Step: Subscribe
  • 10. Bring the News to You
    • Copy the link into the subscribe area of the aggregator.
  • 11. Locating Feeds
    • There are many places that are gathering connections to sites with RSS content
      • Syndic8
      • Feedster
      • AllRSS
  • 12. Using an RSS Feed with Blackboard
    • Select your source
    • Copy the URL for the feed
    • You will need to generate a java script to pull the information in.
    • Stop do not run from the room there is a site that will do it for you
  • 13. Java Script Made Easy
    • Brought to you by Virginia Community College System
  • 14. Bring the Feed to Your Site
    • Procedure is browser specific
    • Copy the java script
    • Create your item in BB
    • Explorer open the HTML window
    • Netscape & Mozilla switch the textbox choice
  • 15. Explorer
    • In the HTML window type in this code
      • <P>&nbsp;</P>
    • Paste your java script underneath this line of code
  • 16. Netscape & Mozilla
    • Below the text editor switch from Smartext to HTML
    • Paste the Java Script in and click submit.