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Embedding a Twitter Feed in your Blackboard Course

Twitter has become a popular tool in education, so why not implement it in your Blackboard course?

Create your Twitter Widget

  1. From Twitter, click your profile picture then Settings.
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  2. Click Widgets from the menu.
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  3. Click Create New.
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  4. Select your feed type: User timeline, Favorites, List, Search, Collection
  5. Click Create Widget.
  6. Copy the Embed Code.
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Steps to Embed in Blackboard

  1. From a content area, click Build Content > Item. Twitter feeds can be embedded anywhere a text editor is available.
  2. Within the text editor, click the HTML icon.
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  3. In the pop-up window, paste your embed code and click update.
  4. Edit any additional Blackboard settings and click Submit.

Example:
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Eric is a Systems Analyst at The University of Texas at San Antonio and a graduate from Boise State University. Learn more about me.

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