Students can fully customize the colors, content, and layout of the Student Portal. This functionality allows them to build a GCU Portal that meets their individual educational needs.
Select Choose Theme in the upper left-hand corner of the GCU Portal homepage and apply one of three color themes across all of the GCU Portal pages.
To customize applications on the My Apps dashboard, you can click the vertical ellipses (three dots) at the top-right of the section header and select Edit Apps.
This will change the appearance of all apps on the dashboard from color to grayscale, as follows:
Selecting Edit will also create a menu of three colored buttons at the top-right of the My Apps heading. You will use these menu buttons to Add Apps (orange), Cancel Adding Apps (red), or Save Apps (green).
While editing the dashboard, you can click the trashcan icon at the bottom of most apps to remove them from the Portal Home view.
Some apps do not have the trashcan icon. These permanent applications cannot be removed from the Student Portal homepage.
Click the orange Add Apps button at the top-right of the section to add an application. This will open an alphabetical list of apps not currently displayed on the My Apps dashboard.
You must Select a Theme (i.e. color) for the chosen app before the green, + add apps, button can be clicked. Once the desired apps have been added, you can close this window (click the “X” at top-right) to see them on the dashboard.
Click the cog icon at the bottom of any app to modify its appearance on the My Apps dashboard.
This will open a window for you to change settings for that specific app. Customizations include the size and theme (color) of the app. You can either click the “cancel” button or “save changes.” Not all apps can be resized.
As apps are resized, the amount of information that is displayed on the Portal dashboard changes. Below is an example of how the Finance app displays information at different sizes.
You can rearrange apps on the dashboard by clicking and holding the drag arrow icon at the bottom-right of any app. While holding the drag arrow icon, you can then drag and release the app where you want it to appear on the dashboard.
Click the green Save Apps button at the top-right of My Apps to save any modifications, close dashboard customization, and return to the Portal Home.
If there is an issue with the layout of the apps, or you just want everything to reset to the original layout, you can select Reset Default App Layout from the three dots in the upper right corner. This is a great option if you cannot find a particular app or you no longer like your current layout.
- When adding apps to the dashboard, if all remaining apps are already added, the window will be blank. This is not a loading problem; the screen is simply blank because there are no more apps to add.
- Changing the overall color theme of the GCU Portal will override any individual colors that were assigned to specific apps.
- If you have any issues with the apps or theme, you can perform basic troubleshooting such as resetting the apps back to the default layout, clearing the cache and cookies, or trying another browser.