Receiving Mobile Updates from Your Instructor

In this tutorial, you will learn how to subscribe to our edtech501 twitter feed and how to enable alerts on your mobile device.

Your instructor will use various tools to get messages and other important updates out. If you want to follow our edtech501 twitter feed and also enable mobile alerts, this will also help you stay in touch. The following instructions detail how to follow edtech501 and enable these alerts.

Setting up a Twitter Account

Set up a Twitter account (if you already have one, you can skip this step.)

  1. Go to http://twitter.com and click "Get started now"

  2. Go through the steps to create an account (for each Twitter account you will need to use a unique email address).
  3. Go to your Twitter home page (the URL will be http://twitter.com/yourusername) and get started!

Following our edtech501 Twitter feed

  1. In order to stay in touch with our edtechbsu tweets, you will need to follow us. It's simple!
  2. Login to your twitter account
  3. Go to http://twitter.com/edtech501
  4. Click the "Follow" button.
  5. You will then see that you are now following our edtech501 Twitter feed.

Setting up mobile device to receive notifications

  1. Next, you will need to set up your mobile device to receive automatic updates (SMS messages) when anything new is posted to our Twitter feed.
  2. Click "Settings" on your Twitter page.
  3. Click the "Mobile" tab and complete the information about your phone number and other settings (you will probably want to disable notices during certain hours, for instance)

Enabling SMS updates from edtech501 to your mobile device

You can do this several ways, but if you are on the edtech501 Twitter page, click the little phone icon to the right of the checked Following (it will be dimmed and then turn to green after clicking it)


The circle icon will turn green, indicating that you are now receiving SMS updates from edtech501.

That's all there is to it. From now on, you will receive automatic updates via SMS from our edtech501 Twitter feed.

Next Steps

iPhone users: Do a search on the Apps store for twitter apps. Some of my faves are TweetDeck, Twitterific, and Tweetie. These are mobile Twitter aggregators and can help you monitor and access multiple twitter accounts at the same time.

Read the Twitter resources, especially this page: http://help.twitter.com/forums/59008/entries/14020-the-official-twitter-text-commands