Ready-to-Use Widgets

The best Twitter widgets will be the ones that you make for yourself (that's what the Twitter4Canvas Workshop is all about!), but I'm also sharing some Twitter widgets that might be of general interest, either to University of Oklahoma faculty or to anyone anywhere using Canvas. There's a Directory in the Canvas course sidebar, or you can just scroll down to browse; new additions are at the top.

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OklaEd Chat: Widget OR Page. This time you have two options: the simple Twitter widget or an entire Canvas page. Grab the Canvas Twitter widget code or grab the whole Canvas page with Twitter and more.

OU Tulsa's Schusterman Library. Find out more about what's going on at the Library on the OU Tulsa campus. Grab the Canvas code here.

OU's History Department. This is a great example of a fun and informative departmental Twitter! Grab the Canvas code here.

OU's History of Science Collections. This is an informative and often beautiful Twitter stream for history, for science, and for art too! Grab the Canvas code here.

OU's Museums. This combines tweets from both the FJJ Art Museum and the Sam Noble Natural History Museum. Grab the Canvas code here.

#ActualLivingScientist. Co-trending with #DressLikeAWoman is this public convo about science and scientists. Grab the Canvas code here.

#DressLikeAWoman. This is the great public convo happening in response to Trump's desideratum for female staffers. Grab the Canvas code here.

OU_Libraries info. This is the Twitter stream of the University of Oklahoma Libraries. Grab the Canvas code here.

OUWritingCenter info. See the latest tweets from the University of Oklahoma's Writing Center. Grab the Canvas code here.

#FolkloreThursday info. This is an international weekly folklore event at Twitter that happens every Thursday. Grab the Canvas code here.

OUDaily info. This is the University of Oklahoma's students newspaper. Grab the Canvas code here.

#ColorOurCollections info. This is the hashtag for the annual coloring pages event where museums and libraries around the world share coloring book pages drawn from their collections. Grab the Canvas code here.


  1. HI, I am trying to use your widget, but I am not exactly sure which part I need to swap out to create my ow in Canvas. am I trying to do something that is not doable?

    1. Hi Michelle! Did you see the step by step page...? That explains how to create your own Twitter account, your own Twitter widget, and then how to put that in your own Canvas course. I hope that is what you are looking for, and if you are stuck, just let me know!