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How to add a Twitter widget to Moodle

September 7th, 2018 at 01:09

Step 1 – Twitter

  1. Go to publish.twitter.com
  2. Enter the URL of what you would like to embed, e.g.
    https://twitter.com/LTNottingham   to embed a user’s tweets, or e.g., #UoNFreshers to embed tweets with a hashtag (options are given on the page)
  3. Select Embedded timeline
  4. Edit  customization options if you wish (size might be most appropriate)
  5. Click Copy Code
  6.  Open a text editor (such as Notepad in Windows) and paste the text into there

Step 2 – Moodle

  1. Log in to Moodle (you will need to be an Editor or Editing teacher)
  2. Go to your module
  3. Click the ‘Turn editing on’ icon at top right
  4. Drop down the navigation menu (Hamburger menu)
  5. Scroll down to ‘Add a block’ and click it
  6. From the drop down menu choose the block:  ‘HTML’
  7. Wait for the screen to refresh and then scroll down to the bottom of the right-hand column again, where you will see
    (new HTML block)
  8. Click on the Edit/configure icon (cogwheel) for that block
  9. Click Configure (new HTML block)
  10. Give it a title (e.g., My tweetstream)
  11. In the Content box click the down arrow to reveal the second row of formatting icons and then the code icon – that looks like <> next but one to the right in the bottom row of editing icons
  12.  Paste in the code text you saved above
  13.  Click ‘Save changes’
    You will not normally need to change any other settings
  14.  Click ‘Save changes’

Return to the home screen where you will see your tweets appear.


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