Subscribe to Feeds
It’s challenging to stay up to date on what’s new, upcoming deadlines, and other details when you’re taking courses at a distance. Subscribing to feeds ensures you receive important information in a timely manner.
- Visit the Important Dates page.
- Subscribe to the Important Dates feed.
- Learn about other ways to subscribe to the important dates calendar at the Important Dates page.
What is a feed? A feed is a technology that helps you use your favorite desktop computer applications and mobile device applications to subscribe to online information. You may hear terms like RSS feed and Atom feed. Regardless of the name, you only need the feed’s URL to connect to it with your favorite application. Some people prefer to subscribe to feeds using web-based applications like iGoogle and My Yahoo! while others prefer to use features built into their web browser software or e-mail applications like Microsoft Outlook. Each has a similar procedure. Here’s one example: Subscribing to a feed using iGoogle:
- Find a feed; look for this orange feed icon: .
- Click the orange feed icon.
- When the feed appears in a new window, copy the URL.
- Go to your iGoogle page and click the Add stuff link on the right side of the page.
- On the next page, click Add feed or gadget at the bottom of the list of links on the left side of the page.
- Paste the URL that you copied in step #3 and click Add.
- You're done! Your new feed should appear on your iGoogle page, and will update automatically.
This is just one of many ways to subscribe to feeds. Depending on your choice of application, new feed items can be e-mailed to you, sent to your wireless devices, or collected in any number of gadgets and gizmos. If you are having problems subscribing to a feed or have a question, contact Pam Mootz at 800.362.5460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.