Creating and embedding a twitter widget in blackboard

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Creating and embedding a twitter widget in blackboard

  1. 1. MOBILE LEARNING@DIT @iclaudiad CREATING AND EMBEDDING A TWITTER WIDGET IN BLACKBOARD
  2. 2. First you need to create your widget on twitter and to do so, go to your settings and select “widgets”:
  3. 3. When the widget page opens, select “user timeline” (This is usually the default selection)
  4. 4. Fill in all the username of the account whose tweets you want to stream into blackboard
  5. 5. Grab the code underneath the preview:
  6. 6. Log into webcourses into the context you want to add the twitter feed. In this case I am adding it to my front page. You can choose to add an item or a blank page:
  7. 7. Fill in a title for your widget, and select “HTML” so that you can add your code
  8. 8. Paste your code into the HTML box, and select “update” underneath it:
  9. 9. It will now appear on your content list
  10. 10. Now turn “edit mode off: Your twitter feed should now appear in your page:
  11. 11. Thank you This is part of background material for the Mobile Tablet Loan Scheme at the Dublin Institute of Technology. For more info: http://ditmobilelearning.wordpress.com/

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