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Top Links

Top links provide access to specific URLs (for example, specific Skillport pages), and they appear in the upper-right corner of the Skillport home page just above the SEARCH&LEARN controls, as shown below.

examples of top links on SkillPort page

Note: You can set the default link on the Default View page.

To configure top links

  1. Click Display | Navigation | Top Links on the navigation bar.

    The Top Links page appears.

    Top Links page

  2. To create a link:
    1. Click New Link.

      The New Link dialog box appears.

    2. Enter the information for the new link as appropriate.

      Field

      Description

      Title

      Specifies the label that appears in the Skillport interface.

      If the data contains special characters or spaces, the effective length will be truncated (they are replaced with numeric entities in the database that require additional space).

      • Names longer than 12 characters may be truncated in the display.
      • If the data contains special characters or spaces, the effective length will be truncated as (they are replaced with numeric entities in the database).

      The titles of all navigation links must be unique.

      URL

      Specifies a relative or an absolute URL path to the target page. For more information on the valid format for absolute and relative paths, see Working with Hyperlinks.

      Display

      Indicates how to display the target page:

      • New window: The link is launched in a new browser window. (This is the default option.)
      • Replace current window: The link is launched and takes over the browser window (replacing Skillport). The user may be able to click the Back button to return to Skillport.
      • Within Skillport frame: The link is launched as a pane inside the Skillport home page.

      Visible

      Indicates whether the link appears in Skillport. Select this check box to make the link available in the Skillport interface. Clear this check box to hide the link.

      Manager and Admin

      Controls the availability of the link based on a user's role. Select this check box to make the link appear only for users with roles other than End User.

      508 accessible

      Select (check) this check box if the target page supports Section 508 (also known as Web Accessibility) for users with disabilities.

      • If the external target page supports Section 508, no warning is displayed when the user accesses the page from Skillport.
      • If the external target page does not support Section 508, a warning dialogue appears to the user prior to the page loading in their browser.
        1. Click OK.

        The order of the links in the list in the Administrator tool determines their order from left to right in the end user's interface, with the first link in the list appearing farthest to the left.

  3. To reorder the links, select a link, and then click Up or Down as needed.
  4. To edit a link, select it, and then click Edit.
  5. To delete a custom link, select it, and then click Delete.
  6. Click Save.