How do I add an external RSS feed to an announcement?
RSS, also known as Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication, is a web feed format that publishes frequently updated information from external websites such as blogs, news headlines, audio, and video. RSS feeds benefit users who want to receive timely updates from favorite websites or to aggregate data from many sites.
Instructors can add an external RSS feed to a course announcement, and students can add an external RSS feed in a group announcement. This lesson shows how to add an external RSS feed in a course, but the steps are the same.
Please note that when you create the RSS feed, only future feed content will be pulled into the announcement; it will not pull any existing or backdated content.
Note: Adding an RSS feed will create an announcement for every new item added to that feed. Users that have chosen to be notified of new announcements in their Canvas notification preferences may see a substantial increase in the amount of notifications they receive.
Add External Feed
To add a feed from another website or blog (via Tumblr, Blogger, and/or Wordpress) to the Announcement stream, in the sidebar, click the Add External Feed link.
Enter Feed URL
Set Content to Post
You also have the option of choosing to add only posts with a specific phrase in the title by selecting the Only add posts with a specific phrase in the title checkbox . Indicate which words or phrases you want posts from by typing in the text box below the checkbox . Click the Add Feed button .