Add multiple RSS feeds in block using Moderated RSS block

In this week’s new plugins entries to the moodle plugins database, the newly added Moderated RSS block allows you to add multiple RSS feeds allowing for authorizing each and every item.

Moderated-RSS-block

According to the block description:

The block differs from the functionality of the original RSS block by allowing authorized users to configure multiple RSS feeds per instance. This in itself is not different from the “remote rss” block.

However, once configured, every newly added item from any given feed, if not configured to be “autopublished”, should be authored by an appropriate user, allowing the feed item to be displayed by the block.

Note: this block is not necessarily appropriate for feeds that have items added very often. For instance, newspaper feeds are known to possibly publish feed items at a rate of multiple per minute.

Since this block works with stored feed items, and does not parse feeds realtime (at request), this block would be inappropriate to use.

You can download the Moderated RSS block from this link: https://moodle.org/plugins/view/block_selectrss The block is maintained by Sebsoft Plugins and Rogier van Dongen.

 

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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