*NEW* Custom Dashboard Widgets

MentorCity added the ability to include a custom widget to the first row of the dashboard.

This widget provides 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's dashboard by clicking on the "Admin" on the left-hand side of the page.

1.1 Click on "Custom Widget"at the bottom of the list under the "Customize" section.

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1.2 Click on 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 and description 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 From the administrator's dashboard, click on "Dashboard Settings"at the bottom of the list under the "Customize" section.

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2.1 Select a widget placement in "Row 1" as the custom widgets can only be added to Row 1.  Then click the box to open the drop-down menu.

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2.2 Select "Custom Widget" and 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 created multiple widgets, they will automatically be display as a carousel and alternate.

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3- Edit or Delete a Custom Widget

Edit a Custom Widget

3.0 To edit a custom widget, click on "Custom Widget"at the bottom of the list under the "Customize" section.

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3.1 Click on Edit beside the custom widget you wish to modify.

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3.2 Make your modifications and click Save.

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Delete a Custom Widget

3.3 To delete a custom widget, click on "Custom Widget"at the bottom of the list under the "Customize" section.

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3.4 Click on Delete beside the custom widget you wish to delete.

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3.5 You will be asked to confirm, click on OK.

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Remove a Custom Widget

You might wish to remove the custom widget without deleting it. If that is the case, follow these steps.

3.6 From the administrator's dashboard, click on "Dashboard Settings"at the bottom of the list under the "Customize" section.

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3.6 Find your current custom widget placement in "Row 1" and click the box to open the drop-down menu.

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

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