Laura Gibbs

National Day on Writing: #WhyIWrite Canvas Widget

Blog Post created by Laura Gibbs on Oct 20, 2017

Argh, I wish I had thought of this earlier... but now I will have it ready to go for next year and can publicize it in advance. Today, October 20, is the National Day on Writing, one of my favorite Twitter events of the year. The hashtag is #WhyIWrite. Here's a Twitter widget ANYONE using Canvas can copy and paste into their course; you don't need to use Twitter, you don't need to know what javascript is (I'm hosting it in my webspace)... you just have to bravely copy-and-paste into the HTML Editor of a Canvas page or a Discussion Board (anywhere the editor offers you HTML access), and you will have a live #WhyIWrite feed! :-)

The code you copy-and-paste is here:

Why I Write: Twitter4Canvas 


Screenshot, which shows the Twitter stream in action:


screenshot of WhyIWrite Twitter in Canvas feed