Find more Feeds
FEEDS FROM OTHER SOURCES THAN YOUR BLOG
Find a News Feed that you want students to us OR a Feed that you found on another blog that you want your students to use.
In this case you will want to find the feed on the site you are interested in.
For example: Say you want Genetic News and you require your students to review articles. You can give them a start with a website that you view as reputable such a:
This link is the one I used as an example of getting an RSS feed from a website.
Look for the Feed icon, RSS orange box or link for Feed. Here are examples of many different icons that you may see that all indicate that there is a feed that you can subscribe to.
The key for finding the feeds is to look for the icons that identify the RSS feeds. Sometimes they will be listed in an area called “Syndication”.
But if you click on the link and see some weird text that is the XML code, so do not worry! Just copy the web address from your browser’s URL field- that is all you need. It will look like any other web address, except the last part may end in “.xml”, “.rss”, “.rdf”, “.atom”, or even other strange names.
This example below is from Medical News Today. The main RSS icon was in the top, right banner region.
The area where subscriptions are located is on the tab- AT THE BOTTOM OF THAT TAB. This site allows you to choose what medical news you are interested in.
However, if you click on the link and it takes you to a nicely formatted page with links from the feeds then you are on the “Feed” page. That is NOT what you need to reformat it for Blackboard.
You need the XML file.
The key for finding the feeds is to look for the icons that identify the RSS feeds, and rather than following the link, right mouse click (Windows users) or control-click (Mac users) to access the menu that allows you to Copy the URL for the RSS feed.
The object you will click on is towards the bottom and you choose which files you are interested in getting. I chose Genetics so that was further down the page. The graphic is orange with XML in it instead of the lines as in the graphic presented above.
NOW, AFTER RIGHT CLICK, YOU WILL SEE A MENU THAT ALLOWS YOU TO…..COPY URL
Now you need a Feed Reader to save your feeds to.