How do I add an external RSS feed to an Announcement?
Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.
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.
Add External Feed
In the sidebar, click the Add External Feed link to add a feed from another website or blog (via Tumblr, Blogger, and/or Wordpress) to the Announcement stream.
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 .