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Dashboard Widgets are graphical components that display data for specific LMS features and actions. This article will provide you with an overview of each widget type available with the Admin Refresh interface. For more information about Dashboard Widgets, please see Admin Refresh: An Overview of Dashboard Widgets.
As a System Administrator, access this workflow as a continuation of the process found in the How to Add a Dashboard article, or when you choose to configure a previously created dashboard.
How to Add a Widget
Getting Started: Configuring Widgets
If... Then... ...You are continuing from How to Add a Dashboard workflow... You will automatically route to the Configure Widgets page. ...You are beginning from the home page of the Admin Interface... Beginning from the Admin Interface > Dashboard section.
Click the Manage Dashboard button in the top right-hand corner of the page. A drop-down menu will open. Select Configure Widgets. You will route to the Configure Widget page.
Click any Add Widget icon/placeholder button to begin. A pop-up window will open.
Note: Clicking the Add Widget button will add a new Widget placeholder to the bottom of the Dashboard layout.
Add a Widget
From the drop-down menu, select a Widget type and click the OK button. The pop-up window will update and present additional configuration options.
- Each option describes what information will be available on the Widget.
- Example: Logins will display data related to users accessing the LMS.
Learn more: Admin Refresh: An Overview of Dashboard Widgets
See the Widget Type Settings section below this table for details on options available for each Widget Type.
Click the Save button to commit and close. You will return to the Admin Dashboard.
Widget Type Settings
Shared Setting Fields
|Title||Enter the Widget's name in the Title field. This is a required field.
Note: This title will be visible and identify the Widget on the Dashboard.
|Subtitle||Enter a Subtitle.|
Click the radio button of the Unit Type you want the numeric information expressed as.
|Filters||Click the Add Rule button to add conditions on how the data should be filtered.|
|Graphic||Click the radio button of the Graphic layout you want used to display the data.|
|Competencies||Click the Select Competencies button to open a pop-up window where you can search for and choose Competencies.|
Course Enrollment Status by Course
|Courses||Click the Add Courses button to open a pop-up window where you can search for and select Courses.
Click the checkbox of each Enrollment Status you want to be represented.
Note: By default, every Enrollment Status will be selected (checked).
Course Enrollment Status by Department
|Department||Click the Add Departments button to open a pop-up window where you can search for and select Departments.|
|Include All Sub-Departments||
Click the toggle button to change the status setting.
|Title||Enter a Title for the Widget.|
|Frequency & Range||
Use the Frequency and Range drop-down menus to select the default time-range for the Widget.
Click the Add Rule button to add conditions on how the data should be filtered.
Note: If no filter is added, all Users will be included in the Widget data.
Use the WYSIWYG Text field to format the contents of the Widget.
Click the Report's checkbox to change the status setting.
Note: By default, all Reports will be selected (checked).