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What are step by step instructions for setting up Handshake RSS feeds?
What are step by step instructions for setting up Handshake RSS feeds?

Here you can find step-by-step written instructions to build out RSS feeds for your uConnect platform.

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Written by Anna Brogan
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Wondering how to set up your Handshake feeds to automatically pull in fresh new job or event content? Follow the step-by-step directions below!

  1. First, you'll need to log in to Handshake with your Admin profile.

  2. In the top right-hand corner, you should see your name. Click your name to expand the dropdown and select 'School Settings'.

  3. On the left-hand side, a new dashboard will appear for you where you can select 'External Feeds.' Once there, select the tab titled, 'Create New Feed'.

  4. Next, title the feed. For example [Community Name, Job Type] i.e. “Arts, Media & Communication, Full Time”.

  5. Dependent on the feed you plan to create, use the dropdown to determine if you are building a Job (encompasses all opportunities in Handshake), CareerFair, or Event feed.

  6. Then, change the feed from the default 'V1' to 'V2'. Any feeds submitted as V1 are not supported by uConnect. Select 'Next'.

Note: Your Handshake feeds should be built out to align with your Communities and your Content Categories to take full advantage of the auto-publishing and filtering functionality of your platform. If you have any questions about this, please submit a support request.

7. Now that you've selected 'Next', select the 'Filters' button on the top right that will allow you to refine the postings that pull into your feed. For example, some of the useful filters that you may want to use are:

  • Job Type: indicates if the position is an internship, job, or other type of opportunity.

  • Employment Type: refines Full-Time vs Part-time

  • Job Role: which is assigned by Handshake

  • You can also use 'Class Level', 'Position Type' and custom labels under 'Labels' that you yourself have created to further refine what appears in your feed.

Here is an example of the filters you should see and select from to create the feeds:

8. Once you've refined your feed to your satisfaction, you can press 'Next'. As the last steps you can change the option from Unpublished to Published, copy the public link, and click Finalize/Save Changes.


When submitting all Handshake feeds, indicate:

  • The URL for the feed

  • Which communities & Content Categories you would like the content in the feed to be pre-tagged with, and

  • Whether or not you'd like the content to automatically publish.

Once you submit the completed form our Support team will receive the information to start integrating into your uConnect platform.

Note: You can always make edits to the feeds in Handshake at any time and the changes will be reflected in your uConnect platform on the next sync, no need to contact Support about the changes.

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