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Managing Tabs

Organize tabs through the Tabs page. Tabs contain links to courses and organizations, modules of content, user tools, and links to additional services and content.

Privileges can be applied to each institution Role. For example, users with an institution role of Alumni could have access to a completely different set of tabs than users with an institution role of Staff or Faculty. This is controlled from the Tabs page. To learn more, see Managing Top Frame Tabs.

When assigning the availability of tabs to user roles, it is important to check that each user role has access to at least one available tab in the system.

The advanced features on this page, such as adding a tab, are available only if your institution licenses community engagement.

How to Manage Tabs

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, click Tabs and Modules.
  2. Click Tabs. The following table describes the available tasks.

    Tabs cannot be added to Top Frame Tabs from this page. Tabs are added through the Tabs page. To learn more, see Managing Top Frame Tabs.

    Tabs Available Tasks
    To ... Click ...
    Create a Module Tab Create Module Tab in the action bar. The Add Module Tab page  appears.
    Create a Tool Tab Create Tool Tab in the action bar. The Add Tool Tab page appears.
    Create a Link Tab Create Link Tab in the action bar. The Add Link Tab page appears.
    Edit a tab Edit for a tab in the list. For the My Institution, Courses, Community, Services tab, and any Module tabs created by an administrator, an Edit Tab page appears. For all other tabs, clicking Edit opens the Tab Properties page.
    Preview a tab based on user role Select Preview Tab in the tab's contextual menu. Select an institution role from the list and click Preview. A new browser window opens with the tabs as those users will see them.