Instead of email alerts, you can try RSS alerts. This type of alert generates a customized URL that delivers content to whatever compatible reader you use. Several RSS readers to try are listed below. There are several ways to use the RSS feed alert that databases can generate for you inside your Canvas courses. Below are some ideas!
Most of the sources listed that offer email alerts also offer RSS alerts - you get the same content, just a different delivery method! You can usually find these feed addresses by looking for the orange RSS logo - Then, just copy and paste into your favorite feed reader! You can find one below.
RSS, also known as Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication, is a web feed format that publishes frequently updated information from external websites such as blogs, news headlines, audio, and video. RSS feeds benefit users who want to receive timely updates from favorite websites or to aggregate data from many sites. These feeds subscribe researchers to updates from databases/websites and are generally denoted by "RSS" or an image like -
Databases may provide an RSS Feed URL for each search and publication. RSS Reader software sends out links to subscribed researchers whenever new material, that meets their criteria, is added to the database. In order to view the content that the RSS alert provides to you, you need somewhere to read it - like an RSS reader!
RSS readers may be downloadable applications or web-based services that work inside a browser.
Some examples are:
There are many inventive Canvas users out there using RSS feed readers to deliver content to Canvas pages. Here are links to a few:
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