Portlets are the coloured tiles on a User's home page which enable Users to quickly navigate to other ares of the LMS. Some of the portlets pull information in to the portlet so the User can access what they need without navigating past the home page.
The Portlets a User sees will depend on the System Roles they have and how your LMS has been set up.
Super Administrators can manage which Portlets show on the Home Page by Organisation Unit (meaning different Units can be set up to see different Portlets). They can also rearrange the Portlets. This is done in the Organisation and Users area of the LMS.
Super Administrators can also edit the appearance of a Portlet as part of a Site Theme. This is done by navigating to Themes in Site Settings and is covered in the guide Create a Site Theme.
Add a Portlet
Navigate to Organisation and Users via the Main Menu.
Click on the Organisation Unit you wish to add a Portlet to. The row will turn grey to show that you have selected it.
Click on Portlets from the options on the left.
All Users within that Unit and all Sub Units will be able to view the Portlet, assuming they have the correct permissions that have been applied to the Portlet.
Note: Super Administrators will not be able to amend the permissions on the Portlet. If you have any queries regarding the permissions on a Portlet, please contact our Support Analysts.
You will see all the current portlets visible to Users on their Home Page.
Click on the Add Portlet button.
Locate the Portlet you wish to add. For a description of the Portlet, click on the Info dropdown.
Tick the box next to the Portlet you want to add then scroll down to click Save.
To ensure it appears on the Users' home pages click on the Mandatory tick box then click Save.
The following guide will explain how to move your Portlets and manage the Portlet settings: Manage Portlets.