How to Edit the Quick Launch Menu

Available to: Frog Admin
As a Frog Admin, you can not only customise your own Quick Launch menu, but add and remove icons for all other users Quick Launch menus.
Quick Launch Categories
Icons that appear in Quick Launch menus each have a category.
The categories are…
  • Protected – These icons are permanent and cannot be removed.
  • Global – These icons appear for all users (teachers, students and parents) and cannot be removed by them.
  • Personal – These icons can be edited (added or removed) by any user to suit their own needs.
Important: Global icons are managed by you, the Frog Admin. Other than protected icons, all other icons are set to global by default and, unless you set an icon to personal, cannot be edited by other users. If it is decided that users should have the ability to remove icons from their Quick Launch menu, then you will need to set those icons to personal.
To start editing the Quick Launch menu, click on the edit (pencil) icon.
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How to Add an App to other user’s Quick Launch Menu (Global)

All users of the Frog VLE can customise their own Quick Launch menu by adding or removing the icons that appear there.
You may find that there are certain icons that you may want to appear in all users Quick Launch menus. When a Frog Admin adds an icon to all users Quick Launch menus, it is defined as global and cannot be removed by them.
Click on the Plus Sign icon to launch the Quick Launch editor.
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Select the Apps tab.
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Select the Application you wish to add.
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Click on the Add for Everyone to place a tick in the box. (You may need to scroll down to find this option)
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Click on Save Changes.
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Now that you have added this app….
  • If a user had removed the app from their Quick Launch menu it will now be added back in.
  • Users will no longer be able to remove that icon from their Quick Launch menu.
Note: An icon will be added only if that user has access to that app. Only apps associated with that user group will be added to that users Quick Launch menu. For example, adding the Community application will only result in it being added to all teacher’s Quick Launch menus and not students as students do not have access to that app.

How to Add a Web link to other users Quick Launch Menu (Global)

It is possible to create additional icons, such as links to external website, and force them into all users Quick Launch menus. When a Frog Admin adds an icon to all users Quick Launch menus, it is defined as global and cannot be removed by them.
Click on the Plus sign to launch the Quick Launch editor.
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In the Name box, enter a name for the new icon. This will appear underneath the icon in the Quick Launch menu so it is best to keep this short.
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Enter the website address in the Link box.
Tip: To ensure the address is correct, open the website in a separate tab in your browser and then copy and paste the URL from the address bar.
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Next, you must choose an icon for your link. You can either select one of the standard icons or create one of your own icons.
To use one of the standard icons simply click on one from those displayed.
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To use your own image as an icon, click on the Upload button to use a file from your computer or the Import button to use a file stored in FrogDrive.
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Click on Add for Everyone to place a tick in the box.
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Click on Save Changes.
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Now that you have added this link….
  • The new icon will be placed in all users Quick Launch menu.
  • Users will not be able to remove that icon from their Quick Launch menu.

How to Allow Users to Remove an Icon from their Quick Launch Menu (Personal)

It is possible to allow users to remove an icon that has previously been added by the Frog Admin. Following this process will define the icon as personal.
Click on the Plus sign to launch the Quick Launch editor.
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Locate the existing Web link or App by selecting the appropriate tab.
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Select the existing App or Web link.
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Click on the Add for Everyone to remove the tick from the tick box. (You may need to scroll down to find this option)
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Click on Save Changes.
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Now that you have saved the changes….
  • The icon will remain in all users Quick Launch menu.
  • Users will now be able to remove that icon from their Quick Launch menu.

How to Add / Remove Apps from the Quick Launch Menu using FrogDrive

It is possible to add an application to users Quick Launch menu (Global) and to remove an application from your own Quick Launch menu using FrogDrive.
Click on the FrogDrive icon in the Frog Bar.
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Click on Applications.
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Click on the Application once to select it.
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To add an application….
From the Actions drop down menu, select Add to Quick Launch.
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Then select either Personal or Global on the left.
Personal:      The Application will be added to your Quick Launch menu only.
Global:          The new icon will be placed in all other users Quick Launch menu.
Users will not be able to remove that icon from their Quick Launch menu.
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To remove an application….
From the Actions drop down menu, select Remove from Quick Launch.
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Note: The selected application will only be removed from your own Quick Launch menu.

How to Add / Remove a Site Link from the Quick Launch Menu

It is possible to add a site link to users Quick Launch menu (Global) and to remove a site link from your own Quick Launch menu using FrogDrive.
Note: A site link will only appear in another user’s Quick Launch menu if the site has been shared with them.
Click on the FrogDrive icon in the Frog Bar.
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Click on Sites – My Sites.
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If the site is located in your My Sites area, click on the Site once to select it.
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If the site is not one located in your My Sites area, it can be added to the Quick Launch menu by first searching for it. Type a few characters contained in the site name into the Search box…
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If those characters appear in any part of the site title, site description, site tags or the creator of the site, then it will be displayed.
When searching for sites, you have the option to select…
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Once you have found the site, click on it once to select it.

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From the Actions drop down menu, select Add to Quick Launch.
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Then select either Personal or Global on the left.
Personal:      The Site Link will be added to your Quick Launch menu only.
Global:          A Site Link icon will be placed in the Quick Launch menu of each user who has access to that site.
Users will not be able to remove that icon from their Quick Launch menu.
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The icon for the site will now appear in the Quick Launch menu of those who you have specified and have access to the site.
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To remove a Site….
From the Actions drop down menu, select Remove from Quick Launch.
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The icon for the site will be removed from all user’s Quick Launch menu.
Note: A site link will be removed from a user’s Quick Launch menu if the share settings are changed for the site and the site is no longer shared to them.
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