I’ve done a little more testing of connectors, the RSS one has not worked yet, but I, added a twitter search which works and a ‘Incoming Webhook’. The webhook allows you to hook up services to post to your Outlook group. I’ve just tested it from the terminal.
The featured images shows the result of the twitter connector. You connect to your twitter account in the usual way and can set up alerts for usernames or searches. You can get them delivered periodically or as they happen.
The Twitter connector could be a simple and powerful way to pull information about a topic (hashtag) into an outlook group discussing that topic.
Here is an incoming webhook:
There is information on how to send these: Get started with Office 365 Connector Cards – Outlook Dev Center.
Here is a screenshot of the terminal producing that card (I’ve pixelated some of the url).
Hopefully this post will get pushed to the group through the RSS connection.
I am hoping that this blog post will feed into a test outlook group.
It looks like there are a lot of possibilities…
Glow Blogs now support the embedding of scratch, just paste in the URL to a project.
Here is a gif showing how I added this. It is so quick you don’t see the URL I paste in.
Scratch is becoming more popular in Scottish classrooms all the time, now glow users can display their projects on their blogs.
Glow blogs are now using WordPress 4.5.3
This is a test of the oEmbed of other WordPress posts that arrived with WordPress 4.4
Will this work?
Yup, what I did was make a Sway, it only has a Title Card and a Video Card. I uploaded a mpg4 to the video card of around 100mb.
I made the sway public.
I pasted the url of the sway into the blog editor on a line by itself.
This is a bit of a kludge but it allows you to post video of over 50mb and embed it in a Glow Blog. It could be useful if you do not have access to a public video repository.
in my first try it looks like, in this browser (Safari, mac) the video is playing using Flash.
This sway is only share with my organisation so if you are not logged into to Glow O365 you will see a screen that lets you log in.
Waiting for a delayed train posting to the newly updated glow blogs from mobile is a snip.