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Some faculty members find it useful to include an RSS feed in their Moodle courses. These can be from Swarthmore hosted sites (ex: WordPress course site), or from other publicly available sources. 
  1. Log into the Moodle course and turn editing on
  2. On the left menu click Add a Block.  If the left menu isn't visible, click the "hamburger" button on the top left of the page.
  3. Choose Remote RSS feeds from the dropdown.
  4. The page will reload and there should now be a block in the right column labeled Remote News Feed. Click the gear icon in this block to configure the feed.
  5. From the Configuring a Remote News Feed block settings page, look for the setting labeled Choose the feeds which you would like to make available in this block. Click the red link labeled Add/edit feeds.
  6. Click the Add a new feed button.
  7. Add the desired location to the Feed URL field.
  8. Set Shared feed to "No".
  9. Click the blue Add a new feed button.
  10. Navigate back to the course.
  11. Find the Remote News Feed block which you had created earlier. Click the gear icon to finalize the configuration.
  12. Configure the block to your liking, then
  13. Select the feed(s) you've added in previous steps, in the 3rd box of the Block Settings section labeled "Choose the feeds which you would like to make available in this block:"
  14. Click the blue Save Changes button.

Adding a Twitter search as RSS

If you are using a 3rd party Twitter search tool, like, then you'll need to copy the URL from the search bar at the top of your browser window as the RSS feed link. It will be something like: and that will be the Feed URL in that field in Step 7 above.