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Services Tab

The Services tab displays links. Most often, these links point to other services offered at your institution. Service links can be organized into folders and subfolders to create an outline of services.

How to Manage Services

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, click Tabs and Modules.
  2. Click Tabs.
  3. In the Services tab's contextual menu, click Services. The following table describes the available tasks.
     
    To . . . click . . .
    order the links the double arrow icon to the left of the service to drag the service to the appropriate position.
    follow a link the hyperlink of a Web link to follow the link to a Web site.
    add a link Create Web Link
    edit a link Edit for a particular link.
    remove a link Delete for a link to permanently remove it from the tab. This action is irreversible.
    add folder Create Folder
    view links and folders within a folder the folder name. A page view will appear with all the folders and links that appear in that folder.
    remove a folder Delete for a folder to permanently remove it from the tab. This action is irreversible and will also remove any links and folders that appear within that folder.
    edit a folder Edit for a folder.
    copy a folder Copy for a folder.
  4. Click Submit.

How to Create or Edit a Services Link

Add links to the Services tab from the Services-Add Link page view. Links may appear directly on the tab or within a folder.

  1. Click Create Web Link or Edit in the contextual menu for an existing link. The following table describes the available fields.
    Web Link Available Fields
    Field Description
    Web Link Information
    Name Provide a name for the link.
    URL Provide a URL for the link. This must be the full URL. For example: http://www.blackboard.com not www.blackboard.com or blackboard.com
    Text Provide a description of the link.
    Options
    Permit Users to View the Content Item Click Yes to make the link visible to users. Click No to make the link unavailable to users.
    Track Number of Views Click Yes to track the number of views of each content item contained in the folder.
    Open in New window Click Yes or No to open the link in a new window.
    Select Date and Time Restrictions Select Display After and Display Until, and then select the range of dates that the folder will appear.
  2. Click Submit.

How to Create or Edit a Services Folder

You can add or edit folders from the Add Folder page view or Edit Folder page view. The fields on the Add Folder page and Edit Folder page are the same. The Add Folder page opens with empty fields while the Edit Folder page opens with a folder already populated.

  1. Click Create Folder or click Edit in the contextual menu for an existing folder. The following table describes the available fields.
    Services Tab Folder Available Fields
    Field Description
    Folder Information
    Name Provide a name that best describes the content of the folder.
    Color of Name Click Pick to select a text color for the folder name. The default color is black.
    Text Provide a description of the folder.
    Options
    Permit Users to View the Content Item Click Yes to make the Folder visible to users. Click No to make the Folder unavailable to users.
    Track Number of Views Click Yes to track the number of views.
    Select Date and Time Restrictions Select the range of dates that the folder will appear.
  2. Click Submit.