Tuesday, May 14, 2013

RSS News Feeds And Blackboard Learn

As an instructor, you can add a RSS news feed (what is RSS?) to your Blackboard (Bb) Learn's Content Editor by following these steps:
1. Locate the RSS feed page. If a website contains a RSS feed, most browsers use one of the following symbols:

RSS Feed Icons

Click on the icon to find the address (URL) of the RSS feed. Copy the address feed.
2. Go to Feed2JS and paste the URL address of the RSS feed into the URL box (NOTE: use the “http://” prefix instead of “feed://” for the URL address). You can configure how you want the feed to look with the following options on that page (e.g., number of items to display, item descriptions, etc.) and then clicking on the “Preview Feed” button.
3. When you have configured the feed how you want it to display, click on the “Generate JavaScript” button. The Feed2JS site will generate code for you to copy and paste on your Blackboard page. Copy the code.
4. Log into Blackboard (learn.su.edu), go to any Content Editor Textbox & click on the “HTML” button and paste the code. Then click on the “Submit” button at the bottom right of the page and view how your RSS feed displays.

RSS Feed in Blackboard Example
 Click here to learn the basics of RSS feeds. 

Have additional questions? Email bbsupport@su.edu, your question and get the answer fast!

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