SNAP: Blocks: Remote RSS Feeds


Remote RSS Feeds

Remote RSS Feeds allow the user to add links to RSS feeds so that current news articles will appear on the course home page.

Remote RSS Feeds Block

 

To Add the Remote RSS Feeds Block:

*NOTE: You will need to do these steps if you do not see the Remote RSS Feeds block on your Moodle page.

1. Log in to your course on Moodle.

2. Look below the left menu and click on Course Tools.

Course Tools button

 

3. Click on the Edit blocks button on the Course Tools page.

edit blocks icon

 

4. Select Remote RSS Feeds in the Add a Block drop-down box.

Add a block drop-down box

Remote RSS Feeds option in drop down

 

5. You must click on Stop Editing at the top of the course before attempting to return to your main course page. 

Stop editing button

 

To Manage this Block:

1. Click the gear icon (Actions) button in the top right-hand corner of the block and select Configure Remote news feed block.

Configure remote news feed block icon

 

2. Edit your block settings here. Click Add/Edit Feeds to enter the feeds you would like displayed on your course.

Add/Edit feeds option in Remote RSS Feeds block

 

3. Select Add a new feed on the Manage all my feeds window.

Add a new feed button on manage all my feeds window

 

4. Type the Feed URL here.

Feed URL box

 

5. Select the Add a new feed button at the bottom of the screen to add.

Add a new feed button

 

6. Once the feed is uploaded, you will see it featured in the Manage all my feeds window.

Feeds list in manage all my feeds

 

7. Lastly, click on the feed you'd like to make available, then click Save Changes on the Configure Remotes news feed block window to return to your course.

Configure remotes news feed block window, save changes button, and select specific feed

 

8. You must click on Stop Editing at the top of the course before attempting to return to your main course page. 

Stop editing button

 

For Moodle Essentials-themed course instruction please see Moodle 3: Blocks: Remote RSS Feeds.

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