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MySOU has several pre-defined news channels that may be customized. The news channels use RSS Feeds. RSS Feeds are used by web sites to distribute and share changing content. To customize a news channel in MySOU, you will need to know the URL of the RSS Feed you wish to substitute.

 

Adding News Channels to MySOU Layout and Customizing

  1. Add one of the news channels to your MySOU layout (i.e. News - World).
    1. Click on the Content Layout link in MySOU.
    2. Click on the tab where you wish to add the channel.
    3. Click on the New Channel link in the location you would like to add channel.
    4. Select one of the news channels from the list (i.e. News - World).
  2. When you add the channel, it will display the default RSS URL and let you change it.
    1. Change the pre-defined RSS URL to your preferred RSS URL.
    2. Change the maximum number of items to display if desired.
    3. Click on the Finished button

Customizing News Channels Already in MySOU Layout

  1. Click on the Content Layout link in MySOU.
  2. Click on the tab that has the channel you wish to change.
  3. Click on the channel you wish to change.
  4. Click on the Modify this channel's parameters option link at the top of the page.
  5. Change the RSS URL to your preferred RSS URL.
  6. Click on the Finished button

Using My Bookmarks Channel instead of News Channels

  1. Add the My Bookmarks channel to your MySOU layout.
    1. Click on the Content Layout link in MySOU.
    2. Click on the tab where you wish to add the channel.
    3. Click on the New Channel link in the location you would like to add channel.
    4. Select the My Bookmarks channel from the list.
  2. Once the channel has been added, go into the channel and click on the Add a Bookmark icon(+) at the bottom left of the channel.
  3. Enter a title and the URL.
  4. Click on the Add Bookmark button.