One of the new features Twitter rolled out as part of the recent redesign is the ability to embed tweets in other sites, much like a YouTube video.
In the past, if you wanted to embed a specific tweet in a site you had to use a third party plugin. For this WordPress blog, for example, I’ve been using the Twitter Blackbird Pie plugin to embed tweets like this:
It has worked well, but reducing the number of plugins you need on a site is a good thing in terms of possible platform conflicts.
For Moodle, on the other hand, the ability to add Twitter content into Moodle has been a bit of a pain, even with the official Twitter widgets, which don’t give you the option of embedding a single tweet. Last weeks announcement should fix that and make embedding tweets into Moodle fairly straightforward (and as soon as I get the new Twitter interface on my own Twitter account I’ll give this a try & update this post).
If you have the new Twitter interface, you can try this tutorial and learn how to embed a tweet using the new embed feature.
Embedable tweets by Clint Lalonde is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.