How to Use Twitter Widgets (not the Twitter App) in Canvas

Created by Laura Gibbs on Mar 6, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at

Starts at 1:00 PM · Ends at 1:20 PM, MDT (America/Denver)


Using Twitter Widgets, you can share images and video from specific Twitter accounts, as well as from Twitter hashtags and lists. The Canvas Twitter App does not allow these features (no multimedia, no lists), but it's easy to use real Twitter Widgets instead. This workshop provides an overview of how Twitter can provide content for your classes, along with a step-by-step guide to embedding Twitter Widgets in Canvas.

Contact Laura Gibbs in advance of the event with any questions or special requests.




Demo agenda:

  • Overview of Twitter as a class content source.
  • Comparison of real Twitter Widgets versus the Canvas Twitter App.
  • Sample Twitter-based assignment.
  • Step-by-step instructions for embedding Twitter Widgets in Canvas Pages.


Additional Resources

  • See my Canvas course dedicated to Twitter4Canvas at
  • The event will be recorded and shared, along with the slidedeck.


This is the first in a series of Connected Learning with Cats CanvasLIVE presentations. For more cats and other curiosities, see my blog, Teaching with Canvas.


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Explore the world... with Twitter.