I use yahoo pipes for this, but it might be over complex. I would also try to pursued the staff member to think more deeply about the reason for adding RSS. Just to give a feel of ‘newness’ is unfortunately not enough. Build it into face to face sessions and/or assignment activity, or at least some instructions to the students about what they are looking at and what they should do with it.

Jim turner ljmu


From: Blackboard/Courseinfo userslist [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of CLAY Gary M
Sent: 04 March 2010 16:15
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Subject: RSS in Blackboard


Can anyone provide advice, pointers, building block ideas, etc that might be useful in respect of the query from  a colleague below?




I was hoping to use RSS as part of my course  as a test to see if it improves activity in Blackboard.


Alternatively, if Blackboard had a customisable view of activity in a resource - that would be good too.


Ideally - if people can see that things are happening then they may be more inclinced to come back to look for 'newness'  and/or do something as a response.



Gary Clay

Learning Development Manager

Learning Development and Innovation

Staffordshire University

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Stafford ST18 0AD

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