Thursday, February 2, 2017

Twitter Widget Ready-to-Use: OU Writing Center

The OU Writing Center already has a great Canvas page you can install (see screenshot above); just look in your Canvas Settings: Navigation and you'll see where you can enable the Writing Center page in Canvas. In addition, the Writing Center's Twitter stream is really useful, so I wanted to make sure to include the Writing Center as one of my Ready-to-Use Canvas Twitter Widgets.

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 Writing Center Twitter in Canvas.

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 Writing Center live Twitter 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 all the latest tweets from the OU Writing Center.

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 writing, people!

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