Category: glow

More Connectors

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:

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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).

webhook

Hopefully this post will get pushed to the group through the RSS connection.

Scratch

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

Scratch is becoming more popular in Scottish classrooms all the time, now glow users can display their projects on their blogs.

 

Sway Video

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.