I just finished the OPML for all the blog URLs. I am excited to add it to my Feedly and dive into your blogs this semester.
All the course activity and posts can seem like a raging waterfall but utilizing a feed reader will help you!
SO – here’s how it works…. I would strongly suggest using a feed reader (like Feedly) for our course and for the future. You can easily import the class OPML into your reader and have access to all the student blogs and our main course blog in a “collection.” Then, you may want to find other blogs to follow as you grow your own professional and personal set of feeds. I read all kinds of entertainment, tech, and lifestyle blogs/sites in my feeds. Using feeds is a very useful skill for future information professionals.
We have a full and rich roster of folks. We used first names in the feed titles because it helps me get to know you all. Note: I hope we didn’t make any mistakes!!
I would suggest downloading it to your desktop (via whatever method of mouse clicks you use on your computing platform) and then importing the file into reader of your choice. Make sure the file extension is .opml I suggest Feedly and use it in the steps below.
So here’s the challenge to some fearless #hyperlib student – please add the OPML to your reader and report back here in a comment!
For some background, view this video:
Second, follow these steps if you are using Feedly:
- Set up an account with Feedly
- Read over this helpful page: https://blog.feedly.com/opml/
- Click on your user profile pic and select Organize Sources
- In the Organize Sources window locate the import OPML button
- Click on Import OPML and locate the file you saved above or drag and drop the file if your browser supports that functionality.
- Follow the directions on the import screen: Choose file and Import
- You are ready to go!
Other sites will import differently but the OPML is a standard file type.
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Following your steps made the process very easy. Setting up Feedly was a breeze!
@juliarmarquez Yay! Thanks for jumping in!
Having done this for INFO 200 exactly 1 year ago, it was great to have a refresher! Thanks!
It looks like following the instructions provided I am all set up and ready to go!
Thanks @michael! It worked great!
@justinstewart @nalatie Yay! Thanks for diving in!
Hey, so I just got onto Feedly, and I managed to upload the OPML document. Not going to lie: it’s a little trippy to see all of this information on here.
So, question for Professor Stephens (or anyone currently reading this post): what should I do now that I am on Feedly and uploaded the document?
@ajrodgers If you log in to Feedly a few times a week you will see any new posts from the class. Then you just have to click through and read/comment/etc. It’s a way to keep current on the class. You can also add all sorts of feeds to your account. I read a lot of tech news and blogs this way.
Got everything all setup, but I was unable to find a desktop application to download, only browser plugins. Do I have to keep it open in a tab to get notifications?
@krispy I am looking around and see some conflicting info…there were notifications and now there may not be. I found this:
Keeping a tab open is usually what I do. I also have a couple off times a day I specifically check in on feeds.
Hope this helps!
I used the instructions provided and have uploaded the OPML file to Feedly. This is my first time using Feedly but it seems like it will be very useful in helping me stay organized and up to date in this course.
@ltorres5427 You can add other news feeds etc as well. It’s a useful current awareness tool.
Chiming in to say that I’m finding Feedly very useful in managing the course – thanks for introducing me to this valuable tool!
@starrose You are very welcome! 👍😀