Custom Dashboard Widgets


The virtual mentoring platform provides program administrators with the ability to include a custom widget to the first row of the dashboard.

This widget offers several functions such as linking to external websites, a short paragraph about upcoming announcements,  a survey link, and you can even display pictures. 

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1- Create a Custom Widget

1.0 To include a custom widget on the dashboard, you will need to create the widget first. Access your administrator dashboard by clicking the "Admin" tab on the left-hand side of the page.

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1.1 Click on "Content" under the "Customize" section. 

1.1.1 The "Content" section will expand, click on "Member Dashboard".

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1.2 Click on the "Custom Widgets" tab and then Create a Custom Widget.

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1.3 Complete each field.

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1.4  Click Save

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Keep the name, description and text button short so that it fits and displays properly on the dashboard. Long sentences will be cut off. See example below.

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2 - Add a Custom Widget to the Dashboard

Now that you have created a custom widget, you need to add it to the dashboard.

2.0 Click on "Content" under the "Customize" section of the admin dashboard.

2.1 The "Content" section will expand, click on "Member Dashboard".

image-1667924731194.png2.2 From the "Dashboard Settings" tab, select a widget placement in "Row 1" as the custom widgets can only be added to Row 1. 

2.2.1 Then click the box to open the drop-down menu.

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2.3 Select one of the custom widgets or "All Custom Widgets". 

Note: From the drop-down menu, custom widgets are displayed by their title followed by "(custom)".

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2.4 Click Save Settings.

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Voilà! The new custom widget is posted on your mentors and mentees' dashboard. 

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Note: If you selected "All Custom widgets" in dashboard settings, they will automatically display as a carousel and alternate on the dashboard.

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3- Edit or Delete a Custom Widget

Edit a Custom Widget

3.0 To edit a custom widget, click on "Content" under the "Customize" section of the admin dashboard.

3.1 The "Content" section will expand, click on "Member Dashboard".

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3.2 Click on the "Custom Widgets" tab and then click on Edit beside the custom widget you wish to modify.

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3.3 Make your modifications and click Save.

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Delete a Custom Widget

3.4 To delete a custom widget, click on "Content" under the "Customize" section of the admin dashboard.

3.4.1 The section will expand, click on "Member Dashboard".

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3.5 Click on the "Custom Widgets" tab and then click on Delete beside the custom widget you wish to delete.

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3.6 You will be asked to confirm, click OK.

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Remove a Custom Widget

Removing a custom widget will not delete the widget, it will still be available for future use but will not appear on the dashboard. 

3.7 From the administrator dashboard, click on "Content" under the "Customize".

3.7.1 The "Content" section will expand, click on "Member Dashboard".

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3.8 From the "Dashboard Settings" tab, find your current custom widget placement in "Row 1" and click the box to open the drop-down menu.

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3.9 Select another option instead of the custom widget and click Save Settings.

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