Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Twitter Widget Ready-to-Use: OU's History of Science Collections

This is another one of my favorite OU Twitter feeds, and also one of my favorite places on campus: the History of Science Collections in Bizzell, part of the OU Libraries. You can find out more at the OU Libraries website, and here is a link to the Twitter account: @OUHOSCollection. For the live feed, see the bottom of this page.

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's History of Science Collections 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 live stream from History of Science Collections Twitter.

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 history and science and art, from the OU Libraries to you.

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 learning, everybody! The Libraries are here to help. :-)

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