As an instructor, you can add a RSS news feed (what is RSS?) to your class content in Blackboard by following these steps:
1. Locate the RSS feed page. If a website contains a RSS feed, most browsers use one of the following symbols:
Click on the icon to find the address (URL) of the RSS feed. Copy the address feed.
2. Go to Feed2JS and paste the URL address of the RSS feed into the URL box (NOTE: use the “http://” prefix instead of “feed://” for the URL address). You can configure how you want the feed to look with the following options on that page (e.g., number of items to display, item descriptions, etc.) and then clicking on the “Preview Feed” button.
4. Inside Blackboard, go to any Content area and click on the “Add Item” button. Enter a title for the RSS feed you will display.
5. Next, click on the <> Toggle HTML Source Mode button within the Text Box Editor panel…
…and paste the code. Then click on the “Submit” button at the bottom right of the page and view how your RSS feed displays.
Tutorial by Gary Kokaisel – Manager – Learning Technology Center Osceola Campus