Add a News feed to your site
What Does It Do?
The News tool allows a professor or site manager to add dynamic content to the course. This content could include news articles, blog entries, or other sources of information that a website offers through RSS feeds.
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." To find an RSS feed, look for the labels "RSS" or "Subscribe" on a website. The RSS feed for a given page may be indicated by an orange button, similar to the following:
- Old RSS Icon:
- New RSS Icon:
How You Can Use It
- Bring up-to-the-minute news from national newspapers into your site.
- Share links from social bookmarking services like Delicious.
- Link the content of relevant blogs to your site.
- Click the tab for your course or project site.
- Click "Site Info" in the left menu.
- Click "Edit Tools."
- Select "News" and click "Continue."
- Enter a Title for your news feed.
- Enter the web address of the feed. Here are some examples:
- New York Times Education: http://www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/Education.xml
- CNN Technology: http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_tech.rss
- Microsoft Word Blog: http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-word/rss.aspx
- If you want to add more news links, select the number of additional links from the "More News Feeds?" drop-down menu.
- Click "Continue."
- Review the changes to your menu. Click Back if you need to make corrections.
- Click "Finish" to add the news feed(s) to your left menu.