Managing Content: Using the Hub Admin Panel
Hub administrators can manage hub content via the Hub Admin Panel. To access the Admin panel select “Open Hub Settings” on your hub. Note that this option is only visible to Hub and Site level admins.
The Admin panel is organized into sections. You can navigate between the sections using the navigation panel on the left.
Section 1: Settings - Under settings admins can update the design elements of the hub including logos, images, and About copy.
- Navigation panel - This navigation panel appear inside each section. Use this panel to navigate between the hub panel settings.
- Section Title - The section you are currently viewing is listed at the top of the page.
- Title - This is the title of your hub. Changing the title of your hub will change the title on your hub landing page, but it will not change your hub url.
- Description - This is the tagline that appears below your hub title. We recommend 280 characters or less.
- Logo - This version of your logo will appear on the your landing page. You can chose to leave blank if desired. The ideal image size is 150x150.
- Cover - Upload your hub cover image here.
- Cover logo - This version of your logo will appear on the All Hubs page. If you do not select a cover logo, then your standard logo will appear on the hubs page. NOTE: This feature can be helpful if you have a logo that would look better in one color on your hub page, and another color on the All hubs page.
- Color overlay - The color overlay adds a color wash to your cover image. This can help unify the landing page.
- About - If you have selected to use the About section, then you will see the option to edit your About text in this section: Title - Specify the name for your about section. Text - create and edit the text of your about section.
Section II: Members - You can manage your hub members inside the Members section of the Admin panel. Here you can add, remove, or edit the role for members of your hub. Hub members can receive hub notifications and communications that are sent via the announcement tool. You can also view usage activity of hub members inside your reporting section.
All members of hub groups are automatically members of the Hub and will appear in your members chart.
You can add additional hub members bt selecting the Add button at the top of the chart. This will open the add member form. Specify the Role for you member to designate them as an administrator or a member. See Managing Users: User Roles and Permissions for more details.
Follow these steps to remove a member for the hub.
- Select a member from the list by clicking on their name
- Select “Remove”
- Follow the prompts to confirm or cancel this action
Section II: Groups - Add an existing group to your Hub or create a new one using the groups chart.
Section IV: Collections - Associate collections with your hub. Your system admin will create new collections specifically for your hub, but you can also select from existing collections, to add more content to your hub.
- Search for a collection in the Featured item drop-down menu and select from the list
- Choose the order in which your collections will appear by adding a number in Order field
- Choose which Collection sets you collection will appear in by selecting the set title in the Display in field.
Section V: Announcements - Communicate with your hub members by posting announcements. You can make an announcement active (visible) or inactive (no longer visible) on the Hub page and choose to send email notification to your members. Create a new announcement, delete or edit an existing announcement using the Announcement chart.
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This is the .... module in our training series that will provide Hub Administrators with an introduction to the Hub tools. We have designed these modules to first spark the learner's interest in the topics covered and then dig deeper into the content through presentations, storytelling, and demonstrations of the tools. We will offer opportunities for learners to practice exploring the resources and tools, and reflect on how they might use them in to support their community.