Ladies/Gentlemen:I created a building block last week and uploaded it to the Blackboard extensions catalog this morning. I thought some of you on this board might be interested and want to try it out.Here's my short synopsis: "This tool integrates the Twitter Search Widget and the Twitter @Anywhere API into one convenient content type within Blackboard. Give it a try! Setup takes only minutes."You can download it from here if interested:http://www.blackboard.com/Support/Extensions/Extension-Details.aspx?ExtensionID=32676
First off, love the idea behind this widget. We currently limit our faculty from embedding scripts in Bb for security purposes and this building block provided the ideal solution for us to still allow instructors to incorporate a Twitter feed.
There is a bug I've found however. If you type a search term in the Twitter Search String field and hit Enter, creating a line break, then click submit, the feed doesn't display at all. If you go back in and delete that line break, everything works perfectly. This could prove problematic for faculty creating a feed and hitting Enter thinking it'll submit the search, then realizing it doesn't, clicking submit and then not seeing their feed at all. Another thing that needs to be updated is the "Click here for search string help" link. The url it currently points to is no longer valid.