Hello Campus Partners,
With winter break upon us, we'd like to take this opportunity to unwrap some administrator updates that we think you'll love! We're planning to launch these updates during the week of December 16, so you’ll have plenty of time to check everything out prior to the start of the spring semester.
First, we’ve made a small update to the admin toolbar that could offer big benefits. The image for your umbrella will now appear along with the umbrella name in the toolbar. With a quick glance at the toolbar, you’ll be able to recognize the portal you’re administering if you often jump between umbrellas or your community admin tools. We’ve also removed the Jump to Portal search box in that toolbar, in favor of the powerful Search tool you see in the primary navigation bar.
In the past, when you’ve tackled administrative tasks for your community or umbrella, you’ve always seen the portal sidebar on the left side of the page—the same experience you would have if you were browsing in a portal. But as an umbrella or community administrator, when you’re using your admin toolbar functionality, you’re performing tasks not related to the content that visitors see when they visit your portal.
To better reflect the administrative actions you are performing when you’re managing users, organizations, requests, reports and settings, those pages will now display outside the context of a portal. This change also allows the content of each page to be wider and easier to use, with no unnecessary information filling your viewing area.
Simpler administrative views
Some pages previously contained multiple sections. It was logical to break these sections into individual pages, making each task clearer and easier to accomplish. New vertical sub-navigation on these pages keeps you on the right track when you’re changing settings, approving requests or configuring modules.
More search, filter and mass action options
When we refreshed the styles of many pages, we also added functionality like search tools, mass action options, sorting and filtering, and quick views of the number of outstanding requests to some data lists.
New community administrators page
If you have community admin privileges, you will now be able to see a list of all your community administrators and the permissions associated with each admin. You’ll find this page in your Manage Users section in the new “Community Admins” tab.
What these updates mean to you
One of our goals is to continually improve your administrative experience. The cleaner interface and additional features should help you perform your admin tasks quicker. We hope you’ll be able to easily find the information you’re seeking, and be able to focus clearly on your tasks when unrelated information no longer clutters your admin pages.
If you have any questions about these changes, please contact your Campus Consultant or the OrgSync support team.