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Dashboard Everything 
1
The Tutorial 
Part I Create and Activate Your Netvibes Account 
 Account type 
 Create dashboard 
 Netvibes wizard 
 S...
Select Account type… 
Type netvibes.com 
into your web browser 
address bar or click 
this link 
then 
Click the “Get star...
…continued netvibes The Tutorial 
Select Account type… 
Netvibes offers three 
choices of account 
types 
The “Premium for...
Create a dashboard… 
Netvibes creates 
your first dashboard 
based on the topic 
you choose 
Enter a topic you 
want to tr...
…continued netvibes The Tutorial 
Create a dashboard… 
Netvibes offers many 
ways to customize 
your account 
One is to ch...
Netvibes wizard... 
The wizard gives a 
quick 6 step tour of 
the major functions of 
the dashboard 
Click “Next” to take ...
Netvibes sign up... 
After taking the tour… 
You have to sign in to 
save your dashboard 
This will create your 
account s...
Netvibes sign up... 
Pretty familiar 
process here 
Fill in the blanks then 
click “Sign up” to 
continue 
netvibes The Tu...
Netvibes sign up... 
You have now sign up 
for your account. 
Only a couple more 
steps. 
netvibes The Tutorial 
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Netvibes sign up... 
Now check your email 
You should have an 
email that looks like 
this. 
Follow the link to 
confirm y...
Netvibes sign up... 
Now check your email 
and click the activation 
link 
netvibes The Tutorial 
12
Netvibes sign up... 
You have 
• selected an 
account type 
• created dashboard 
• experienced the 
Netvibes wizard 
• sig...
The Tutorial 
Part II Customize Existing Dashboard 
 Customize the Look of 
Your Dashboard 
 Working with Tabs 
14 
Link...
Customize the Look of 
Your Dashboard… 
Click the “settings” 
button in the upper 
right side of the 
screen 
netvibes The...
Customize the Look 
of Your Dashboard… netvibes The Tutorial 
You will see the 
setting menu 
From here you can 
customize...
Working with Tabs… 
When netvibes 
created your 
dashboard, it 
automatically created 
4 tabs 
You can add, delete, 
and e...
Working with Tabs… 
Clicking the drop 
down arrow to the 
right of the tab title 
opens the editing 
menu 
You can change ...
The Tutorial 
Part III Finding and Adding Relevant Content 
 Add a Feed 
 Essential Widgets 
 Browsing Categories 
19 
...
Add a Feed… 
Clicking “Add content” 
and then “Add a feed” 
allows you to get 
updates from relevant 
sites 
For this exam...
Adding a Feed… 
Dragging the icon to a 
the tab column below 
places that link in 
your tab 
netvibes The Tutorial 
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Essential Widgets… 
Choosing “Add 
content” then 
“Essential widgets” 
opens up a list of 
useful widgets to 
choose from ...
Essential Widgets… 
The widget is added to 
your tab 
Choosing the edit 
button opens a screen 
that allow you to enter a ...
Browsing Categories… 
This time click “Add 
content” and choose 
“Browse categories” 
You can choose to 
view featured wid...
The Tutorial 
Part IV Editing and Customizing Content 
 Editing an RSS Feed link 
 Editing a Webpage link 
 Editing a N...
Editing an RSS feed… 
Clicking a widget edit 
button opens up 
possible editing 
options 
For the RSS feed to 
the Journal...
Editing a webpage link… 
Editing our webpage 
link is limited to only 
a few choices 
The title, the height 
and scrolling...
Editing a news link… 
Our news link gives 
us a few more options 
While I chose to 
reduce the number of 
items displayed ...
The Tutorial 
Part IV Editing and 
Customizing Content 
Editing an RSS Feed link 
Editing a Webpage link 
Editing a News l...
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  1. 1. Dashboard Everything 1
  2. 2. The Tutorial Part I Create and Activate Your Netvibes Account  Account type  Create dashboard  Netvibes wizard  Sign up, Save and Activate 2 Links: Part II Part III Part IV Table
  3. 3. Select Account type… Type netvibes.com into your web browser address bar or click this link then Click the “Get started” button netvibes The Tutorial http://www.netvibes.com/en 3
  4. 4. …continued netvibes The Tutorial Select Account type… Netvibes offers three choices of account types The “Premium for One” at $499 per month is obviously not for those of us in education We’re going econo here so click “Go basic” for free 4
  5. 5. Create a dashboard… Netvibes creates your first dashboard based on the topic you choose Enter a topic you want to track Click “Dashboard it!” netvibes The Tutorial 5
  6. 6. …continued netvibes The Tutorial Create a dashboard… Netvibes offers many ways to customize your account One is to choose a picture to personalize your dashboard It’s not absolutely necessary, choose to not have a picture Click “Done!” 6
  7. 7. Netvibes wizard... The wizard gives a quick 6 step tour of the major functions of the dashboard Click “Next” to take this tour After step 5, return to this tutorial. netvibes The Tutorial 7
  8. 8. Netvibes sign up... After taking the tour… You have to sign in to save your dashboard This will create your account so you can view you dashboard from anywhere For now click “Next” to sign in and save your dashboard netvibes The Tutorial 8
  9. 9. Netvibes sign up... Pretty familiar process here Fill in the blanks then click “Sign up” to continue netvibes The Tutorial 9
  10. 10. Netvibes sign up... You have now sign up for your account. Only a couple more steps. netvibes The Tutorial 10
  11. 11. Netvibes sign up... Now check your email You should have an email that looks like this. Follow the link to confirm your email address. netvibes The Tutorial 11
  12. 12. Netvibes sign up... Now check your email and click the activation link netvibes The Tutorial 12
  13. 13. Netvibes sign up... You have • selected an account type • created dashboard • experienced the Netvibes wizard • signed up for your account netvibes The Tutorial 13
  14. 14. The Tutorial Part II Customize Existing Dashboard  Customize the Look of Your Dashboard  Working with Tabs 14 Links: Part I Part III Part IV Table
  15. 15. Customize the Look of Your Dashboard… Click the “settings” button in the upper right side of the screen netvibes The Tutorial settings 15
  16. 16. Customize the Look of Your Dashboard… netvibes The Tutorial You will see the setting menu From here you can customize the look of your dashboard. Choose a gallery and select a theme to change many aspects of your dashboard at once Select customize to change wallpapers settings 16
  17. 17. Working with Tabs… When netvibes created your dashboard, it automatically created 4 tabs You can add, delete, and edit tabs with ease 17 netvibes The Tutorial
  18. 18. Working with Tabs… Clicking the drop down arrow to the right of the tab title opens the editing menu You can change the title, layout and number of boxes displayed horizontaly Experiment with these options and decide what is most appealing to you. netvibes The Tutorial 18
  19. 19. The Tutorial Part III Finding and Adding Relevant Content  Add a Feed  Essential Widgets  Browsing Categories 19 Links: Part I Part II Part IV Table
  20. 20. Add a Feed… Clicking “Add content” and then “Add a feed” allows you to get updates from relevant sites For this example I chose the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching Clicking “Add feed” causes an icon appear netvibes The Tutorial 20
  21. 21. Adding a Feed… Dragging the icon to a the tab column below places that link in your tab netvibes The Tutorial 21
  22. 22. Essential Widgets… Choosing “Add content” then “Essential widgets” opens up a list of useful widgets to choose from Let’s add a webpage to our tab by choosing the “Web Page” widget Then click “Add to my page” netvibes The Tutorial 22
  23. 23. Essential Widgets… The widget is added to your tab Choosing the edit button opens a screen that allow you to enter a webpage URL and to give it a title I chose flickr-storm http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/ A helpful website to find CC licensed photos Click “OK” and your webpage is in your tab netvibes The Tutorial 23
  24. 24. Browsing Categories… This time click “Add content” and choose “Browse categories” You can choose to view featured widgets by category I chose the news category then the USA Today link In Widget preview I clicked “Add to my page” and voila… it is in your tab 24 netvibes The Tutorial
  25. 25. The Tutorial Part IV Editing and Customizing Content  Editing an RSS Feed link  Editing a Webpage link  Editing a News link 25 Links: Part I Part II Part III Table
  26. 26. Editing an RSS feed… Clicking a widget edit button opens up possible editing options For the RSS feed to the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching I like to keep the normal view, reduce number of items shown to 5 and show post dates netvibes The Tutorial 26
  27. 27. Editing a webpage link… Editing our webpage link is limited to only a few choices The title, the height and scrolling or no scrolling are about it netvibes The Tutorial 27
  28. 28. Editing a news link… Our news link gives us a few more options While I chose to reduce the number of items displayed low (3) I like to shore more detail for the items that are displayed netvibes The Tutorial 28
  29. 29. The Tutorial Part IV Editing and Customizing Content Editing an RSS Feed link Editing a Webpage link Editing a News link Part III Finding and Adding Relevant Content Add a Feed Essential Widgets Browsing Categories Part II Customize Your Existing Dashboard Customize Your Dashboard Working with Tabs Part I Create and Activate Your Netvibes Account Account type Create dashboard Netvibes wizard Sign up, Save and Activate 29 Return to previous slide

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