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Manage View Items

The Manage View Items page is used to control the appearance of the Shortcut view and the Folder view in the Content Collection Menu.

Administrator Panel > Display Options > Manage View Items


Shortcut View

The Shortcut view includes icons that open the content areas in the main panel. Changes to the Shortcut view do not impact the Folder view of the Content Collection.

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Content Management, select Display Options.
  2. Select Manage View Items.
  3. In the menu for the content area or tool, select the Shortcut View.
  4. Edit the Shortcut Name or change the Shortcut Availability.
  5. Select Submit.

Set shortcut view properties

The icons that appear in the Shortcut view can be renamed and toggled on or off.

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Content Management, select Display Options.
  2. Select Manage View Items.
  3. In the menu for the content area or tool, select Shortcut View. The following table describes the available fields.
  4. Select Submit.
Field Description
Shortcut Name
Shortcut Name Edit the shortcut name of the content area. The current name displays in this field.
Shortcut Availability
Display Tools in the Shortcut View Select Yes to display the shortcut in navigation menu, or select No to hide the shortcut. The shortcut is hidden but the function itself is not disabled in the system.

Folder View

The Folder view displays a tree of the folders in each area of the Content Collection. Users can expand and collapse folders and subfolders, as well as access Tools. Changes to the Folder view do not have any effect on the Shortcut view of the Content Collection.

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Content Management, select Display Options.
  2. Select Manage View Items.
  3. In the menu for the content area or tool, select Folder View.

Set folder view properties

Administrators can change the names of areas that appear in the Folder View, as well as availability and the color of the header areas.

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Content Management, select Display Options.
  2. Select Manage View Items.
  3. In the content area's menu, select Folder View. The following table describes the available fields.
Field Description
Header Name
Name [r] Edit the name of the content area. The current name displays in this field.
Header Options
Display Learning Objects in the Folder View If Yes is selected, this area appears in the Folder view. If No is selected, this area is hidden, but it is not disabled.