How to Create a Dashboard

Edit Layout Screenshot

Creating a Dashboard

When you begin to use JIRA for the first time, the dashboard that appears is one that has been configured by your JIRA administrator, a “default” dashboard. While you cannot edit the default dashboard, you can quickly create your own, and then customize it to your liking.

To create your own dashboard:

  1. In the top right of the Dashboard, select the “Tools” dropdown menu.
  2. To create a new, blank dashboard, select ‘Create Dashboard’. Or you can create a copy of the dashboard you are viewing by selecting ‘Copy Dashboard.’

Your dashboard is now ready for you to customize:

Choosing a Dashboard Layout

To pick a different dashboard layout for your page (e.g. one column wider than the other):

  1. In the top right corner of the Dashboard, select the ‘Edit Layout’ button. Various layouts will be displayed:Edit Layout Screenshot
  2. Choose your favored layout.

Adding a Gadget

  1. In the top right corner of the Dashboard, select the ‘Add Gadget’ button.
  2. Various gadgets will be displayed:Add Gadget Screenshot
  3. Click a category in the left column to display the list of gadgets in the right column of that category.
  4. Click the ‘Add gadget’ button to the right of your selected gadget. Add all of the gadgets you would like to display on your dashboard.
  5. Click the ‘X’ button in the top right corner of the window to return to your Dashboard.
  6. Some gadgets will require configuration.  If so, the gadget will display a configuration page.  Configure the gadget to your needs and select ‘Save’.

Moving a Gadget

Click the gadget you would like to move, and drag it to the new position on your dashboard.

Removing a Gadget

To delete a gadget from your dashboard:

  1. Move your mouse over the top right corner of the gadget you want to delete until the down-arrow is revealed.
  2. Select the down-arrow button to display the following menu:
  3. Click ‘Delete’.

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