I'm a huge fan of Pinterest, one of the ways I use it for my classes is to create a Board for each class each semester where I pin the stories in my students' projects. The projects are up and running now, so here are the Boards: Myth-Folklore and Indian Epics. As you can see, I embed the Boards on the Project Directory page for each class, and in this post I'll explain how you can also embed Pinterest Boards like that in Canvas; click here for the Canvas Page:
Then, configure your widget by filling in the blanks provided:
In the web address for that Canvas file, you can find the Canvas domain, the course number, and the file number, and use that to fill in this iframe snippet. You'll also want to choose a width and height that will work well for your Board (it's easy to adjust later).
<iframe style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://______/courses/______/files/______/download" width="___" height="___"></iframe>
So, for example, here is what I will use for my Pinterest Board:
<iframe style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://canvas.ou.edu/courses/56971/files/3995193/download" width="800" height="600"></iframe>
Now, I'll create a Canvas Page, and I'll paste the iframe into the HTML editing view of the page. You can also add any other page content that you want!
Here is the resulting Pinterest: Indian Epics. Now, as I pin new stories to the Board from my students' projects (there are new stories every week!), those pins will show up automatically inside Canvas.
Crossposted at Canvas Community: Instructional Designers.