Setting up the Sections for a Page Layout
It is critical that you consider how to set up each section, as this will significantly change the work flow of the system. Please read the steps below to find out more
A Section is used to display the main Modules on the Home Page site. The default Home Page shows one section with all of the Modules that a User has access to. It also displays any Favourite Events and Front Page Reports that have been set up.
Now you can set up a User's Home Page so that Modules appear in separate Sections and these Sections can be hidden or shown when he/she logs in.
To add in a Section, click on Add Section
This Section example is going to be for Entering in new data and accessing Front Page Reports and Favourites. It will automatically be open when a User logs in .
#1: Name the Section. Be clear so that Users have an understanding of what information is in this Section.
#2: Leave Close unticked if you want the Section to be open when a user logins to the Site. If you tick Close, the Section will be closed and the User will need to click on the Section Name to access the Modules (Buttons). If you leave it unticked, it will be open when the User logs in.
#3: Now click Add Button to add the Home Page Buttons (Modules) into this Section.
Click on "Add Button" and choose from the list of Modules. In this example, the Enter Data Module is being set up to appear in this Section. It will appear first in this Section.
For each Button (Module) that you select to add into a Section, you can Customise the name of the Button when it appears on the site. This gives you the flexibility to name each Button according to your requirements (see the image in the step below).
If you click on "Customise buttons" text areas will appear where you can rename the Button on an athlete's and a coaches' system. You can enter in a new Button Name, and you can add in a new Description.
N.B. If you ONLY want to add in a new name for a coach (e.g staff), you can do this by entering in a Staff Name and Description. Leave the athlete name and description text fields blank and the default name (E.g. Enter Data) will appear for this button on their system.
This image provides you with an example of how the system looks with only one Section and the Enter Data Module enabled as a Button in this Section. You can see the custom name and custom description for the Enter Data Module.
For a comparison, the original "Enter Data" Module was added into this Section so you can see the name change of the buttons.
The image here shows you the Enter Data Module that has been renamed (to "Enter in athletes new data"). We have included an additional Enter Data button and did not rename it so that you can see the default name (e.g. Enter Data for Athlete).
Add in as many Buttons as you require into this Section. You can see here that Enter Data for Group, Favourites and Front Page Reports have been added.
You can see that in this Section, four different Modules have been added. These are:
1: Enter Data (renamed to Enter in new athletes data)
2: Enter Data for Group (renamed to Enter data for a Group of athletes)
3: Favourite Events- any Event Forms that are set up as Favourites on the User's account page will appear here
4: Front Page Reports- any Reports that have been set up as Front Page Reports will appear here
The image in the step below shows you how this Section appears on the actual application with these modules (Buttons).
N.B. If you ONLY want to add in a new button name for a coach (staff), you can do this by entering in a Staff Name and Description. Leave the athlete name and description text fields blank and the default name will appear for this button on their system (as shown here for the Enter Data for Group Button).
N.B. You do not need to rename the favourites or the front page reports buttons as they just show the actual favourites or front page reports. If there are none then they will be blank and not show.
The Enter Data, Enter Data for Group, Favourites and Front Page Reports appear in the order that was selected when the Buttons where added into the Section. The Custom Staff names and description appear (this is an example of a coach logging in).
You can continue to add in new buttons to that section. Or, click on Add Section to add in a new Section. This example demonstrates creating a Section for the Scheduling and Recent Entries Modules
Add in the Buttons that you require for this Section. You can customise each button using a different name if you need.
Create other Sections that group your Modules together. For example, you could create a Reports Section (as shown here).
Create additional Sections that group your Modules together. For example, you could create a Training Section (as shown in the image here)
Don't forget to check for "missing" Modules that a Coach or Athlete may need that you have not enabled as a Button in a Section, or as a Tab or Small Link
Modules like the Account, Messaging, and Performance Alerts have not been set up in any of the Sections shown in this lesson. If these are NOT set up as a Button in a Section, or as a Small Link or a Tab, a User will NOT be able to access these features. You can either:
-Set these up in a new Section (set to be hidden or shown) as shown here
-Add them as a Small link (see the Small Links lesson)
-Add them as a Tab (see the Tabs lesson)