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Working with the Dashboard

What is the Admissions Dashboard?

The Dashboard in Admissions by Liaison is the landing page where you arrive after logging in. Dashboards are created as Reports, after which administrators can assign them to other users to serve as their landing page.

Dashboards provide you with charts that allow you to:

  • view key information in an easily-digestible manner.
  • determine your progress on current projects and identify what needs to be done.
  • easily navigate to the appropriate section to continue working.

There are three sections on each dashboard:

  • Goals: Charts that allow you to track key data, allowing you to determine your progress with your projects.
  • Reports: An aggregation of different charts allowing you to pull in goals, bar charts, pie charts, heatmaps, etc into a single report.
  • Dashboard: A report that has been configured to provide the information most relevant to its viewer.


1. Navigation Menu: use this dropdown to switch between the different sections available in Admissions.

2. Tools Menu: from this area, you can access your email history, your available downloads, the organization switcher, and your profile settings. You can also log out from here.

3. View Changer: from here, select if you want to view your standard dashboard, reports, or goals.

4-6. Customizable Dashboard Charts: the charts added in this section are configurable and are dependent on your Dashboard settings. Click on any chart to interact with it. With appropriate permissions, you can add, remove, and configure charts as desired.

4. Phase Pipeline: this area gives you a quick snapshot of your applicant pool, allowing you to see how many applicants you have in each phase you've established.

5. Goals: this area allows you to see where you stand with the goals you've established.

6. Reports: in this area you'll find a group of charts that allow you to quickly assess your applicant pool. An administrator creates these charts through the Reports feature and assigns them as desired.

7. Edit Dashboard: where allowed by an administrator, you can use this button to personalize your dashboard.

Building Reports to Use as Dashboards

In Admissions, Dashboards are simply reports that have been configured to appear as the landing page for users. So to configure a dashboard, you'll need to:

  1. Design a report containing the information you'd like to appear on your dashboard.
  2. Assign the dashboard to your desired role. To do this:
    1. Navigate to the Settings  menu and click Roles.
    2. Click Create Role to start from scratch, or click on one of the role headers to edit an existing Role.
    3. Under User Dashboard, select which Report you'd like to use as the Dashboard for the users in this Role.
    4. Continue making any other needed adjustments, and Save Changes or Create Role.

Once you have assigned this Dashboard, all users in the applicable role will see your desired Report upon logging in to Admissions.

Working with Goals

When working in Admissions, you may have projects for which you have specific target in mind. For example, you may have a goal of accepting 50 applicants to one of your programs. In Admissions, you can establish the goal and your target completion date, and the software tracks your progress toward achieving that goal.


To build a goal:

  1. From the Dashboard, click Goals.
  2. From the Goals page, you can review your existing goals and your progress. Click Create Goal to add a new goal.
  3. Select which segment to associate this goal with.
  4. Enter a name and target number for your goal. Then add your start and end dates.
  5. Click Create Goal to save this goal.

Once you've created a goal, you can view it from the Goals page.

For more details, click on the Goal. This opens a page that gives more information regarding your progress towards completing the goal.


When working with goals you can:

  • create as many as you want.
  • use the same segment with different goals (e.g., working with different target numbers or start and end dates.)
  • edit them by clicking in the appropriate field and typing a new name, target number, or date.
  • add goals to Reports and Dashboards as desired.

To remove a goal, click Delete Goal.

Customizing the Dashboard

Administrators in Admissions can create Reports to use as Dashboards, and assign those Dashboards to users through the Roles feature.

If your permissions allow for it, you can adjust what appears on your Dashboard. To do this:

  1. Navigate to your Dashboard and click Personalize.
  2. From here, you can add new charts or adjust any of the existing charts that appear on your dashboard. This includes:
    • adjusting the data that is displayed in a chart by clicking the dropdown menus.
    • adjusting the style of the chart by clicking the appropriate chart icon.
    • adding new filters by clicking the filter icon, then the Add Filter link.
    • deleting or duplicating charts by clicking the More Options button and selecting the appropriate option.
  3. To reorder how the charts appear on your dashboard:
    • Click Rearrange.
    • Click the top left corner of any chart or group to rearrange it.
    • When you're done adjusting the arrangement, click Done Rearranging.
  4. To cancel the edits you've made, click Cancel. To keep them, click Save.
  5. After saving adjustments, you can undo them by clicking Revert.

If you personalize your Dashboard, it becomes your own customized version of the Dashboard assigned to you by an administrator. An administrator can still add or remove charts as necessary.


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