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RSS Feeds and Social Networks

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RSS feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content, without you having to visit the site. When new resources are made available for your unit, such as model answers for tutorials, lecture notes or notices, the feed is updated and subscribers can then access these items directly without having to visit the website. The feed is provided for free, can be deleted at any time and does not require registration. To use this service, you will need a newsreader on your computer. There are many news readers available and many are free. Most browsers are equipped with their own or you can search for one.

To subscribe to an RSS feed using a browser based newsreader, simply click on the orange icon for your unit and follow the instructions. For other newsreaders, right-click on the orange icon and select "Copy Shortcut" or "Copy Link Location" to copy the location URL and then paste it into the appropriate place in your RSS reader. Follow the instructions for your particular newsreader.

 

Twitter is an alternative way of subscribing to updates to your unit. Every time an update to a resource or a notice is posted, the Twitter site is updated with a short description of the update and, if relevant, a link to the resource. The Twitter site also contains links to resources contributed by the students in each unit, via the 'Contribute' application under 'Course Resources' on its eLearning site.

If you use Twitter, you can also follow the unit's Twitter page to your favourites and receive updates directly.

 

Facebook is another way of following the noticees and updates for your unit. Every time an update to a resource or a notice is posted, the Facebook page is updated with a short description of the update and, if relevant, a link to the resource. The Facebook page also contains links to resources contributed by the students in each unit, via the 'Contribute' application under 'Course Resources' on its eLearning site.

If you are on Facebook, you can also follow the unit's Facebook page to your favourites and receive updates directly.


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