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Managing Top Frame Tabs

Administrators can create a Top Frame Tab containing one or more secondary tabs. The name appears as the top-level tab and the secondary tabs appear when activated. Tabs can be reordered on the Tabs page using the drag-and-drop function. The appearance of tabs can be previewed by role or by selecting a user. Use this option to preview the layout of tabs for users with multiple institution roles.

A Top Frame Tab appears to users only when it contains at least one tab that is available to users. To learn more about setting tab availability, see Setting Tab Properties.

How to Create a Top Frame Tab

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, click Tabs and Modules.
  2. Click Tabs.
  3. Click Create Top Frame Tab.
  4. Provide a Title and a Reference Name for the Top Frame Tab.
  5. Under Availability, click Yes to make it visible to users.
  6. Click Everyone to make the Top Frame Tab available to all users.

    -OR-

    Click Selected Roles. Click a Role, and then click the right-pointing arrow to move the Role to the Selected Items field.

  7. Choose the tabs to include in the Top Frame Tab by selecting the tabs and clicking the right-pointing arrow to move the tabs to the Selected Items field.
  8. Click Submit.

How to Preview a Top Frame Tab

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, click Tabs and Modules.
  2. Click Tabs.
  3. Click Preview on the Action Bar and select By Institution Role or By User.
  4. Select a Role to preview and click the right-pointing arrow to move it into the Select Items field.

    -OR-

    Select a user by clicking Browse and selecting a user from the list in the separate window. Click Submit. The selected username appears in the Copy Roles From field. Click Go. The Roles assigned to that user appear in the Selected Items field.

  5. Click Preview. The Top Frame Tab appears in a separate window. Close the window when finished previewing.
  6. Click OK.

How to Edit a Top Frame Tab

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, click Tabs and Modules.
  2. Click Tabs.
  3. In the contextual menu for the appropriate Top Frame Tab, click Edit.
  4. Make changes to the properties of the Top Frame Tab.
  5. Click Submit.

How to Rearrange Tabs

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, click Tabs and Modules.
  2. Click Tabs.
  3. Press and drag the appropriate Top Frame Tab where you want it.
  4. To preview the change, see How to Preview a Top Frame Tab.
  5. Click any tab to save the change.

How to Delete a Top Frame Tab

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, click Tabs and Modules.
  2. In the contextual menu for the appropriate Top Frame Tab, click Remove Tab from Top Frame Tab.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Click any tab to save the change.