One-off Dashboards

A one-off dashboard is only available for use or modification when it is the currently selected dashboard. Unlike a shared dashboard, a one-off dashboard cannot be versioned and later reused. If you replace a one-off dashboard with another dashboard, the replaced dashboard is permanently deleted by the system.

To create a one-off dashboard:

  1. At the applicable system level, navigate to the Dashboard tab.

  2. From the Dashboard drop-down menu, click One Off.

  3. In the required Main tab of the Dashboard pane, set the widgets layout.

    Enter a name and create a widget layout. You can add as many columns as you need by clicking Add Dashboard Column. By default, columns are sized equally. For example, two columns are sized at 50%, and three columns at 33%. To resize the columns, use the resize bar, where each color on the bar represents a column.


    For each column, click the name of the widgets to reside in the column. Reorder widgets in a column by dragging and dropping. You can also drag and drop widgets between different columns.

    You can add the same widget to your dashboard in multiple locations. For example, with two Recent Activity widgets on your dashboard, you could leave one filtered to display just your activity, and the other could show all activity on the site.

  4. Optionally, create additional tabs.

    A dashboard can have multiple tabs. Like Main, you can populate an optional tab with both standard Brightspot widgets and custom widgets. For example, the following dashboard includes an Analytics tab with custom widgets.


    In the Dashboard pane, click Tabs, then click Add Dashboard Tab. Enter the name of the tab as you want it to appear in the dashboard.

    Next, set the widgets layout for the optional tab as you did for the Main tab (step 3).

  5. Configure the following widgets if you included them in the dashboard layout: Resources, Common Content, and Bulk Upload.


    The widgets available for configuration are dependent on the dashboard system level: global, site, role, or user.

  6. Click Save at the bottom of the Dashboard tab.