Twitter4Canvas v. Canvas Twitter App

Yesterday (Friday) Michelle Pacansky-Brock at CSU-CI tried out my iframe solution for embedding Twitter in her Canvas course and it worked! That was really encouraging for me to see.

Before going further with this project, I also tested to see if the Canvas Twitter App was still not displaying media… and yes, that appears to be the case. So, if you are wondering why it is worth going to the trouble to embed a real Twitter widget as opposed to the Canvas app, visit the comparison page. Here’s a screenshot which shows the difference: Twitter is better with images! Canvas Twitter app is on the left; Twitter widget is on the right.

So, next week I hope to make substantial progress on this, spelling out the step by step process I follow to create a Twitter widget and then the iframe for embedding in Canvas. The week after that, I’ll write up some basic information on the value of using Twitter for class content and communication.

And then this will be ready to go! Whoo-hoo! 🙂

Crossposted at OU Canvas Community.