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How to use is a fantastic tool for collating information and then sharing online. 1. Firstly, sign up to and create yourself a free account.

If you already use social networking, you can sign up with any of these accounts:

2. This is what you should see now:

3. You can search for topics of interest using the ‘search’ box. This is a search for ‘interactive whiteboard papers’.


If there is something you like and want to scoop, you have these options.

5. Let’s try ‘Rescoop from other users’. Now if you click on a scoop, it will show you all that one person has scooped. For instance:

If I click on this….. This happens…. And I can see what else this person has scooped.

6. Now click on ‘My Topics’. This shows my existing Topics and ‘Create a Topic’.

Let’s create a topic…….

7. Now fill in a title and description so you and others can find it later.

8. Here I am creating a scoop for Thinglink.

Now click GO!

9. If you install the bookmarklet, you can scoop without loading up every time and scoop on the go.

Add to your favourites then you scoop quickly on the move. Any added content will also update any scoops already embedded in Moodle automatically.

10. I want to search for Thinglink on and scoop some interesting articles.

After reading this article, I want to scoop it. So I click here. 11. Add a comment and now ‘Rescoop’ and it will be added to your newly created topic. You can share your posts on the following:

IMPORTANT However, if you want to embed the html code into Moodle……you need to go to This is a widget which enables you to embed the topic on anything requiring html.

12. Log into the widget and choose which topic you want to share. I am choosing the Thinglink one. Here you can alter the size of the screen you will see embedded and whether you want it scrolling or not.

Now grab the code and embed it where ever you like!

13. Lastly, log in to Moodle, turn editing on and go to the section you want to embed the code.   

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Click here and paste in the html code. Save and return to course.

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