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This widget allows faculty to display Twitter updates in Blackboard. Personal accounts, hash tags, lists or favorite tweets are available to put on display.


In Twitter

  1. Login to Twitter
  2. Click on your profile picture to open Profile and Settings and click on Settings and privacy:

    Twitter profile and settings menu

  3. Click Widgets from the menu on the left side of the screen:
    twitter account menu with widgets highlighted
  4. Click Create New on the Widgets pop-up:
    Twitter widgets dialog box, create new
  5. Select the User Timeline tab to publish your own Tweets in the widget. Alternatively, select Favorites, List, Search, or Collection. For example, select the Search tab and type #elearning in the query box. The widget displays the latest Tweets containing that hashhtag.
  6. Preview the widget and click Create Widget.
  7. Copy the code that appears below the Preview.

In Blackboard

  1. Click Build Content-Create-New Item

    Blackboard create item button

  2. Enter Name, click Toggle HTML Source Mode

    HTML view button in Blackboard text editor

  3. Paste code
  4. Click Submit
  5. Your Twitter Widget will appear on your content page

Sources and Relevant Links

Getting Started with Twitter

Twitter Widget in Blackboard