2013 Portal User Guide
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Before an app can be added to a page, it must first be installed to a site. This is done through the Site contents, which you access through the Settings cog. For more information on what can be accessed via the settings cog, see Settings Menu.
Once an app has been installed to a site, it displays in the Apps folder under Categories when you add the app to a page. Since installing an app is a two-step process, when you are finished with this step, see Add an App to a Page.
Install an App to a Site
You must be the site owner or have the ability to edit pages on the site, in order to perform this task.
To install an app:
- Navigate to the site in which you would like to install the app.
- In the Utility links, click the settings cog.
- Select Site contents from the drop-down menu.
- Within the Site Contents, click add an app under Lists, Libraries, and Other Apps.
- Click on the app you would like to install (such as Document Library, shown as an example below).
- If applicable, in the dialog box, enter a name for the app in the Name field. Note: This is the name the app will be listed as under Categories when you add it to a page.
- Click the Create button.
- The app is installed in the background.
- Click Home on the Site Navigation Bar to return to your site's home page.
Before the app can be used, you'll have to add it to the page. Proceed to Add an App to a Page to continue.
Apps You Can Install
Note: Some of these apps may already be installed.
What it Does
A document library enables you to store and share a collection of files and folders in a central repository. You can set which users have access to files in the Document Library.
|Use this only if you want to add a document library for a District or School site. For class sites or groups, use the Manage Site functionality. See Create a Class or Group Site.|
|Form Library||The form library holds business forms. A compatible editor, such as InfoPath, is required.||For more information on InfoPath Forms, see Anonymous InfoPath Forms.|
|Picture Library||A picture library enables you to share a collection of digital photos or graphics. From a picture library, you can view pictures in a slide show, download pictures in a specific size and format to your computer, and edit pictures with a compatible picture editor, such as Microsoft Office Picture Manager. You can also easily link to photos in your picture library from elsewhere on your site, such as pages, wikis, and blogs.||Use this only if you want to add a picture library for a District or School site. For class sites or groups, use the Manage Site functionality. See Create a Class or Group Site.|
|Links||The Links app creates HTML links in a very plain format. For this reason, we recommend using Featured Links.||Use Featured Links instead.|
|Announcements||Allows you to generate an announcement and publish it to a group or to all staff within a class, school, or district. The announcement is visible to the entire audience only after the approval process.||Use this only if you want to add announcements for a District or School site. For class sites or groups, use the Manage Site functionality. See Create a Class or Group Site.|
|Contacts||Allows you to create and store a list of the teachers, students and support staff involved with your class.|
|Calendar||Inserts a full month's calendar view onto a page. To view a partial calendar, insert an Events Summary, which is available under the Scholantis folder under Categories. No app installation is required.||Use this only if you want to insert a full month's calendar into a District or School site. For class sites or groups, use the Manage Site functionality. See Create a Class or Group Site. To install a partial calendar, use the Events Summary app.|
|Discussion Board||Allows you to add a threaded discussion board for students, teachers or staff to discuss topics. If set to anonymous, parents and community members with access can also participate.||Use this only if you want to add a discussion board for a District or School site. For class sites or groups, use the Manage Site functionality. See Create a Class or Group Site.|
|Course Outline (Portal Only)||Allows you to insert a course outline onto a page. Use the Course Outline list to share the objectives, themes and topics of the course with your class.||Use this only if you want to add a course outline for a District or School site. For class sites or groups, use the Manage Site functionality. See Create a Class or Group Site.|
|Assignments (Portal Only)||This app installs an assignment drop box into a class site. Use the Class site Manage Site functionality to install this.||Use the Manage Site functionality instead. See Create a Class or Group Site.|
|Survey||Allows you to add a list of questions which you would like to have people answer. Surveys allow you to quickly create questions and view graphical summaries of the responses.||More information can be found here.|