How to Use the Quick Launch Widget

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students and Parents
First you need to drag the widget onto a page. This can be in a site or your dashboard.
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Click on Save Changes.

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Click on X to close the Editor.

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Your Quick Launch widget is now ready to use. Simply click on the icon to launch that particular application.

How to Edit the Icons Displayed in the Widget

Once the widget has been added to your dashboard or site, you can edit the icons shown by clicking on the edit (pencil) symbol at the bottom of the icon list. (You may need to scroll down the page to find this).
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How to Add an App to other User’s Quick Launch Menu

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 not want users to remove. Icons added using this feature, will be forced to appear in every users quick launch menu and cannot be removed by them.
Click on the Plus Sign icon.
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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 user’s Quick Launch Menu (Global)

It is possible to create additional icons, such as links to external websites, and force them into all users Quick Launch menus. These icons can also be set so that they cannot be removed by the user.
Click on the Plus sign to launch the Quick Launch editor.
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In the Name box, enter a name for your icon. This will appear underneath the icon in the Quick Launch menu so it is best to keep this short.
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In the Link box, type the web site address.
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 the Add for Everyone to place a tick on the box.
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Click on Save Changes.
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Now that you have added this app….
  • 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.

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

It is possible to allow users to remove an icon from their Quick Launch menu. Following this process will define the icon as personal.
To do this, 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.
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