ARCHIVED: Using Oncourse News, how do I add, edit, or delete a news feed?

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You can set up a site to display news by entering a URL for an RSS news feed (a specially formatted list of news articles). You can add more than one News tool to a site.

Adding a news feed

To add a news feed:

  1. In the menubar, click Site Setup, and then click Edit Tools.
  2. Check News, and then click Continue.
  3. In the "Title" field, enter a title for the news feed that will appear in the menubar.
  4. In the "URL" field, enter the URL for the news feed.

    If the site already contains news feeds or web content, you'll see information about existing news and web items here. If there are no blank fields at the bottom of the list to fill in, from the More News Tools? drop-down menu, select the number of news tools you'd like to add.

  5. Click Continue. You'll see a summary of your changes to the site's tools.
  6. Click Finish.

You should now see a link in the menubar to the news feed with the title you provided.

Editing a news feed

To edit a news feed, in the menubar, click the title of the feed you wish to edit. Click Options, and then change the "Title" and "URL" fields as you wish. Click Update Options to finish.

Deleting a news feed

To delete a news feed, in the menubar, click Site Setup, and then Edit Tools. From the list of tools, uncheck the news feed you wish to delete, and then click Continue. Click Finish to delete your feed.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 14:28:48.