Adding RSS feeds into Moodle

Here's a good way for sharing web resources and reference material with your students using the RSS feeds tools available in Moodle. For example, you can collect bookmarks for your course in delicious (tagged with a name specific to your course) and then set up a feed into your Moodle course that automatically updates as you add more bookmarks.

Here's how to do it:
  1. In your Moodle course click the Turn editing on button.
  2. Find the Blocks editor and add a new 'Remote RSS feeds' block.
  3. Click on the editing tool (hand tool) to configure the Feeds block.
  4. Click on the 'Manage all my feeds' tab.
  5. Find the RSS Feed logo on the website (that's the small orange square shown at the start of this post, labelled RSS or RSS Feed). Right click on the logo and select Copy Link Location or Copy Shortcut. Paste into the space provided to Add a news feed URL. Click the Add button. This feed will now come up in the Feed block on this page.
  6. Click on the Configure this block tab.
  7. The feed should now be available to select (there may be several feeds shown here depending on how they have been configured in other courses), select your feed/s with a tick. Choose how you want to configure the feed, for example give it a title, provide each links description, and display a link to the original site. Click the Save changes button.
  8. This feed will now be displayed and updated automatically in your course.


  1. David McQuillan said...

    Thanks Veronique.

    I'll use that.

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