Add: Admin Dashboard Widget

Overview

Dashboard Widgets are graphical components that display data for specific LMS features and actions.  This article will provide an overview of each widget type available with the Admin Refresh interface. Please see Admin Refresh: An Overview of Dashboard Widgets for more information about Dashboard Widgets.

  Note

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 configure a previously created dashboard.

 


 

Getting Started

You can initiate building a Widget for an Admin Dashboard in a few ways. In this article, we will provide instructions for the following scenarios:

Field  Details
Option A
You are continuing from the How to Add a Dashboard workflow
  • After you have saved a new Dashboard, you will automatically be directed to the Configure Widgets page.
  • Click any Add Widget icon/placeholder button to begin.
Option B
You are beginning from the Admin Experience > Admin Dashboard interface
  • 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.

Tip: Clicking the Add Widget button adds a new Widget placeholder to the bottom of the Dashboard layout.

 

Instructions

  1. Add Widget
    Select a Widget type from the drop-down menu 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: The Logins widget displays data on users accessing the LMS.
  2.  
  3. Configure Widget
    Visit the X section in this article for details on configuring each Widget type. 
  4.  
  5. Save Widget: Click the Save button to commit and close. 
    • This action will save the entered information and create the new Widget.
    • The modal will close, and you will return to the Admin Dashboard.
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Add Widget Screenshots

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Configure Widget Options

Widget Type Form Sections
Competencies General, Data
Course Enrollment Status by Course General, Data, Appearance
Course Enrollment Status by Department General, Data, Appearance
Generated Reports Title
Logins General, Data, Appearance
My Activity General, Data
Rich Text General, Data
Saved Reports General, Data

 

Competencies

Form Section: General

Field  Details
Title Enter the Widget's name in the Title field. This is a required field. 
Subtitle Enter a Subtitle to describe further what information is presented within the Widget.

Form Section: Data

Field  Details
Competencies Click the Select Competencies button to open a pop-up window where you can search for and choose Competencies.
Filters Click the Add Rule button to add conditions for filtering the data.

 

Course Enrollment Status - By Course

Settings: Data

Field  Details
Courses Click the Add Courses button to open a pop-up window where you can search for and select Courses.
Enrollment Status



Click the checkbox of each Enrollment Status you want to be represented.
If Checked = The Enrollment Status is included.
If Not Checked = The Enrollment Status is omitted.
Note: Every Enrollment Status will be selected (checked) by default. 

 

Generated Reports

Field  Details
Title Enter a Title for the Widget.

   

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