An Overview of Admin Dashboard Widgets

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Admin Dashboard Widgets

Admin Refresh Experience: Admin Dashboard


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Overview

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.

Admins can customize their Admin Dashboard so that only the widgets that are relevant to their organization are visible on the dashboard. Order and what filters are applied to each widget are determined by the Admin's preference. Multiple tiles of the same widget can be added to the same dashboard and multiple dashboards can be created for different audiences. To see how to customize your Widgets, please visit How to Create a Widget

Note: Only Users with the System Admin security Role can add new Dashboards. The System Admin can provide another Admin the rights to edit the Dashboard in the creation of the Dashboard. 

 

Page Details

The Admin Dashboard is the default landing page of the Admin portal. In order to navigate back to the Dashboard from any page within the Admin portal, the Admin can select the Absorb logo on the top left side of the page. 

The following Admin Dashboard Widgets are customizable by the Admin and not all that are listed below have to be used, only the widgets that make sense for your LMS. 

Note: The data you can view is dependent on your Admin Role permission set.  Contact your System Administrator with any questions if you are unable to see information or feel that data is missing from your view.

 

Course Enrollment Status -
By Course
Course Enrollment Status -
By Department

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This widget displays details on five (5) selected Courses in order to show how users in specific departments are progressing and completing training, based on their enrollment status.

Pressing an Enrollment Status at the top of the widget, allows you to remove status counts from the graph.  

Graph type suggestions:

  • Place multiple enrollments and multiple course data using a stacked bar graph.
  • A single course with multiple enrollments will look the best in a bar graph (not stacked).
  • Multiple courses with single-digit enrollment statuses also look good in a bar graph

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This widget displays information on 5 selected departments in order to show how they are progressing through particular types or categories of courses. The widget can also be filtered to show completions from a department(s) for a specific course. 

Clicking on 1 or more of the Enrollment Statuses at the top of the widget, allows you to remove status counts from the graph. 

Selecting the Department Name allows you to drill down to any Sub Departments and it's specific course enrollment data. 

Graph type suggestions:

  • Place multiple enrollment statuses and multiple department data using a stacked bar graph. Depending on the height and width of the placeholder, consider horizontal or vertical alignment.
  • A single department with multiple enrollments will look the best in a bar graph (not stacked).
  • Multiple courses with single-digit enrollment statuses also look good in a bar graph.

 

Competencies Saved Reports

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This widget displays the count of users who were awarded the selected Competencies. You can add up to five (5) Competencies.

For the best display, place in a -vertical-horizontal placeholder.

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This widget will display the saved report layouts and filters you have made and/or that your peers have made and shared with you.

The widget will display the name provided by the Admin, the name of the report page, the date the report was saved, and the option to download the report. 

Note: Please click here for more about the Saved Layouts available on this widget. 

 

Generated Reports Logins

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This widget will display a list of the 15 reports you have recently generated. If there isn't any data, the widget will remain empty.

The widget will display the name provided by the Admin, the name of the report page, the date the report was saved, and the option to download the report. 

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This widget will show administrators the peak times for LMS usage by user login.
Depending on the filter applied to the widget (and how much content is displayed), you will want to try out different placeholders to see what fits best.

The filter in the top right corner of the widget will allow Admins to change the timeframe of the data. 

Note: This widget is only visible to the default roles System Admin and Admin. Custom Roles cannot be configured to see this widget. 

 

Rich Text Widget My Activity

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This widget is flexible and will display elements to other LMS Administrators. You can add images, text, links, or other HTML content. You will want to try out different placeholders to see what fits best.

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This widget will display the course enrollment activity and user activity of the admin viewing the widget. Clicking on the underlined element will take the Admin to the relevant report. For instance, if you select the User's name within an enrollment activity, will take you to the User Enrollment report. Clicking on the Course Name will take you to the Course Enrollment report.


Roles & Permissions

Admin Dashboard Administration

Please note that your environment may use customized Role(s), Permissions, or a combination of both to regulate access to this report.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your local System Administrator to review your current permission set. 

Required Role Permissions

Keep in mind that you may need to adjust Course level Course Administrator permissions.

Note: The Login Widget is only visible to the default roles System Admin and Admin. Custom Roles cannot be configured to see this widget.

Role: Section Access Permission(s) Needed
Courses > Instructor Led Courses View or Modify permission
Courses > Curriculum View or Modify permission
Courses > Course Bundles View or Modify permission
Courses > Online Courses View or Modify permission
Users View or Modify permission

 

Suggested Role Permissions

Role: Section Access Permission(s) Needed
Users > Department

View or Modify permission

Courses > Category

View or Modify permission

Courses > Competencies 

View or Modify permission

 

Next: How to Create a Widget

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