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Shortcuts provide access to specific sites (URLs), and they are available in the lower-left corner of the Skillport interface for end users. Any company administrator or administrator can enable or disable shortcuts. The following image compares an end user's view of a customized set of shortcuts with your view of the same shortcuts as you configure them in Skillport Administrator.


To configure shortcuts

  1. Click Display | Navigation | Shortcuts on the navigation bar.

    The Shortcuts page appears.

    Shortcuts page in the Administrator tool

  2. To create a shortcut:
    1. Select the shortcut beneath which to create the new shortcut. Alternatively, select the folder in which to create the shortcut, and the system will create it at the bottom. (You can reorder the shortcuts at any time.)
    2. Click New Shortcut.

      The New Shortcut page appears.

    3. Enter the information for the shortcut.




      Specifies the text name of the link that appears in the Shortcuts Menu. If the value is too long, the title will be shown with an ellipsis (), but the tooltip will display the full shortcut name.

      The titles of company-wide navigation shortcuts must be unique. The titles of normal/parent shortcuts must be unique within an advanced group. The titles of child shortcuts must be unique with respect to all other shortcuts with the same parent shortcut.


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

      You can add a shortcut to any type of text file, including HTML (.HTM, .HTML), Microsoft Word (.DOC), Acrobat PDF (.PDF), plain text (.TXT), etc.


      Indicates how to display the target page.

      • New Window: The shortcut is launched in a new browser window. (This is the default option.)
      • Replace current window: The shortcut 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 shortcut is launched as a pane inside the Skillport frame. This choice is recommended for web sites using simple HTML and no stylesheets. Many web sites do not display properly within the Skillport frame.


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

      Manager and Admin

      Controls the availability of the shortcut based on a user's role. Select this check box to make the shortcut 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.
  3. To create a folder:
    1. Select the folder or shortcut beneath which to create the folder, and then click New Folder.

      The New Folder dialog box appears.

    2. (Required) For Title, enter the folder's title.
    3. Select the Visible check box if the folder should be visible. Alternatively, clear the check box if it should be hidden.
    4. Click OK.
  4. To reorder the folders and shortcuts, drag the item to its new location, and then drop it.
  5. To edit a folder or shortcut, select the item, and then click Edit.

    Note: Skillport adds shortcuts if optional Skillport add-on modules are installed, for example, Community or KnowledgeCenters. You cannot change the value for the URL setting or the Display setting for these shortcuts.

  6. To delete a folder or shortcut, select the item, and then click Delete.
  7. Click Save.