Not to be outdone by Brian (Displaying RSS Feeds in WebCT), I found a niche of time to do the same proof of concept in Blackboard.
Here are some screens of two feeds in one Bb page, one from HUMBUL:
and one from our MLX:
For a rough version of the running parser see this example that does it for our MLX:
Tossing it into a Bb page is a matter of writing the correct JS tag:
so one one just have to change the value of src= for the desired feed.
Getting fancier involved inserting some CSS. More on that later. It is really crude, but making it pretty would just take a bit more time.
(1) The XML Parser is the OnyxRSS conde from ReadingEd. Be sure to check the docs there.
(2) Because D’Arcy is listening, here is the source to my PHP script.
The post "RSS Feeds into Blackboard" was originally squeezed out of the bottom of an old rusted tube of toothpaste at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2003/05/rss-feeds-2/) on May 5, 2003.