This article provides information and guidance on a portion of the Absorb LMS Admin Experience that is now upgraded to the refreshed Admin Experience (AE).
Please visit our Absorb Admin Refresh Checklist article for more details about what is available with the free Absorb Admin Experience upgrade.
The Dashboards Report page (also referred to as the Admin Dashboard Administration page) provides you access to manage all Admin Dashboards created within your Absorb LMS environment. When on the Admin Dashboard Administration page, Admins can add new Dashboards, edit existing Dashboards, and much more!
Admin Dashboards are a great way to provide your other system Admins an at-a-glance view of key statistics in the system. The Admin Dashboard is created using Widgets that consist of graphs, messages, and lists, all customized by you. For more information on Admin Dashboards, you can visit How to Add a Dashboard, An Overview of Dashboard Widgets, and How to Add a Widget.
Note: Only those with the System Administrator Role can view the Dashboard Administration page.
The Admin Dashboard Administration page is nested within the Setup menu. When you first navigate to this page, you may be presented with a default report view, a favorite saved layout or the shared organizational default layout.
From here, you can do the following:
- Add new Admin Dashboards
- View standard Admin Dashboards
- Edit Admin Dashboards
- Duplicate Admin Dashboards
- Delete Admin Dashboards
You can customize this report to provide information on any of the data points listed below.
- Fields that have an asterisk (*) symbol are included in the Report's default layout.
- Custom fields configured in your portal settings will also be available.
- Be mindful that opening a report may also bring up a favorite saved layout, or a shared default organizational report layout.
This column displays the Full Name of the Admin who created the System Admin Dashboard.
This column displays the System Admin's User ID that was generated by the LMS when the Admin was created in the LMS.
This column displays the date and time the Admin Dashboard was created in the system.
|Date Edited||This column displays the date and time the Admin Dashboard was last updated in the system.|
This column displays the Admin Dashboard ID provided by the LMS when the selected Admin Dashboard was created.
This column displays the Admin Dashboard's Status.
This column displays the name of the Admin Dashboard.
Admin Dashboard Administration
After generating a report, you can perform administrative actions. Commands to modify Report data become available once the checkbox of a table row item is selected (checked). The menu is displayed on the right-hand frame of the page. This menu is context-sensitive. The available options for actions will change depending on the content you are selecting.
- An individual row selection will open the Actions menu.
Note: Action options are dependent on your individual Admin Role permission(s). Some actions listed in the table below may not be available to all Admins. If you have questions related to your permission set, please contact your local System Admin for details.
The actions listed in the table below are applied to a single selection.
|Action Menu Option||Description|
|Add Dashboard||This button will launch the workspace to add an Admin Dashboard to the LMS.|
|Manage Dashboard Settings||Click this button to launch a workspace to view and edit the selected Admin Dashboard's Settings.|
|Configure Widgets||Click this button to launch the workspace where the Admin can view and manage Widgets that are associated with this Admin Dashboard.|
Click this button to delete the selected Dashboard.
Click this button to create a new Admin Dashboard, where the same system settings from the selected Admin Dashboard will be copied.
|Deselect||Click this button to clear current selections.|
Roles & Permissions
Admin Dashboard Administration
Only those who have the System Administrator Role can create new Admin Dashboards. When creating the Dashboard, the System Admin can allow all Admins in a Department(s) to edit the existing Admin Dashboard(s).