Friday, February 3, 2017

Twitter Widget Ready-to-Use: OU Libraries

The University of Oklahoma Libraries has a very active Twitter account @OU_Libraries where they publicize Library services and special events. I reshare a lot from the Library Twitter with my classes, so I wanted to make it available as a Canvas Twitter widget for anyone else who might find it useful.

So, what I have done is to create the Twitter widget, and then I published it in my https webspace (thank you, Reclaim Hosting!), and then I created a Canvas page to display the Twitter widget. The whole process takes about 5 minutes, and you can see the widget in action at the Canvas page: OU Libraries Canvas Twitter Widget.

Even better: now you can just copy-and-paste the iframe snippet which you see there if you want to create your own Canvas page with the OU Libraries live stream. You don't need a Twitter account, you don't need your own webspace: just copy-and-paste into your own Canvas webpage, and you will have news from Libraries in your Canvas space.

I've also pasted in the Twitter widget below. And if you make your own Canvas Twitter widgets — this Twitter4Canvas Self-Guided Workshop explains how to do that — you can also choose to share them in this way! If you have a Canvas4Twitter example to share, let me know, and I'll spread the word.

Keep on reading, everybody!

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