Dashboard and Calendar

New in ME 1.18! A refreshed user dashboard!


From the main Dashboard Elentra users can quickly access a main tab menu and personalized options.

The main navigation menu along the top of the webpage remains constant almost everywhere you navigate in the system. The tabs and any drop-down menus associated with them are specific to the group and role you have (e.g.learner, staff, faculty, etc.).

In the top right users have icons to access their personal options, the ability to switch organizations (visible only if relevant), and quick access to Assessment and Evaluation tasks.

Beside the user icon a user will see the group and organization they are currently active in, if they have multiple permissions in multiple organizations.

Clicking on the user icon will open users' personal options, configured to their group and role in Elentra. Access to My Profile, Privacy Preferences, Notification Preferences, and logging out will appear here for all users.

If a user is active in multiple organizations they will see a building icon and can use this to switch between organizations and groups.

The Assessment and Evaluation badge remains a quick link to a user's tasks (as well as access to My Learners for faculty and admins).

The collapsible left-hand side bar of Elentra includes menu cards which change depending on the page you are viewing and your role.

By default, all users will see My Bookmarks, My Communities, Helpful Links, and Give Feedback! from the Dashboard.

Bookmarks display by default in Elentra but there is a database setting to control this (setting: bookmarks_display_sidebar). If you want to hide Bookmarks from the user sidebar speak to a developer about changing the setting.

Elentra ME Message Centre

The Elentra Message Center displays any Dashboard Notices for which a user is the audience. This might include notices sent to all users by an administrator, or notices about an upcoming assignment for learners.


There are multiple calendar settings in the database to allow you to display hours and days of the week according to your organization's preference. You can configure how dates and hours display, whether to include weekend days, whether to exclude other days of the week, and whether to start the calendar on a Monday.

To experiment with different views, speak to a developer.

What Learners See

On the learner dashboard, learners have a calendar view of upcoming events that include them in the audience.

  • Learners can toggle between day, week, and month view.

  • Learners can download or subscribe to a calendar.

  • From the calendar, learners can click on an event title to see more event details, download resources for that event or navigate to the event page.

  • Learners can optionally see due dates for assignments in a course gradebook.

There is a database setting to control whether or not you show learners their assignment due dates on the dashboard calendar (setting: calendar_assignments_enabled). To change this setting, speak to a developer.

What Faculty See

  • Faculty have a calendar view on their dashboard under the Learning Events tab. In addition, they will see a list of all events with which they are associated under the heading My Teaching Events.

  • Faculty can select to view different time periods using the Events taking place dropdown menu.

What Others See

Staff and other users not associated with any learning events will not see a calendar on their dashboard. Admin. users will see a calendar that displays the schedule of the most recently created cohort.

Where events on the dashboard calendar come from

  • The calendar is automatically populated with all scheduled events, however, users will only see the events for which they are an audience member.

  • To have something display on the calendar, add it as a learning event via Admin>Manage Events.

  • The Events calendar in a Course Community also shows scheduled learning events.

Events created in a Community do not show on a user's dashboard calendar.

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