Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Twitter Widget Ready-to-Use: #ColorOurCollections

When I saw the tweets about #ColorOurCollections for 2017, I knew I wanted to make it into a Canvas Twitter widget. This is a fabulous project where participating museums and libraries around the world share coloring book pages created from their collections. I am pleased to say that University of Oklahoma Libraries participates in this project, and it is from a History of Science Collections tweet this morning that I learned it was time for another #ColorOurCollections event! Find out more at

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: #ColorOurCollections Canvas Twitter.

The whole process takes about 5 minutes, and you can see the widget in action at the Canvas page. Even better: you can just copy-and-paste the iframe snippet which you see there. 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 a live update of all the #ColorOurCollections activity in the days to come to share with your students:

I've also pasted in the Twitter widget below. This is one of my favorite Twitter events, so I was really excited to use it as my first Ready-to-Use Canvas Twitter widget. And there will be more to come!

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.

Happy coloring, everybody!

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