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Quick Links

Quick Links provide access to specific sites (URLs) that are available from the main toolbar in the Skillport interface. Any company administrator or administrator can enable or disable Quick Links.

Video icon Watch: Configure the Quick Links Menu

The following image compares an end user's view of a customized set of Quick Links with your view of the same Quick Links as you configure them in Skillport Administrator.

Quick links menu options in the skillport learner page

To configure Quick Links

Video icon Watch: Create a Quick Link

  1. Click Display > Navigation > Quick Links on the navigation bar.

    The Quick Links page displays.

    Quick Links page in the Administrator tool

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

      The New Quick Link page displays.

    3. Enter the information for the shortcut, then click OK.




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

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

      Note: The following characters are not allowed: " <> [] () \ " \\ ; ' + % @ "


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

      You can add a Quick Link 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.


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

      Manager and Admin

      Controls the availability of the Quick Link based on a user's role. Select this check box to make the Quick 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.


  3. To create a folder:
    1. Select the folder or Quick Link beneath which to create the folder, and then click New Folder.

      The New Folder dialog box displays.

    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 a Quick Link (either a folder or an individual link), drag the item to its new location, and then drop it.
  5. To edit a folder or Quick Link, select the item, and then click Edit.

    Note: Skillport adds Quick Links 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 Quick Links.

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