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The New Dashboards Structure

Dashboards are a great way to display what's important in just one place. With 15 available widgets users can now understand project progress, track budget, estimate teammates workload and much more! It helps to keep your team focused and motivated on the high-level goals and boost productivity! 

 

Note: We've revolutionized the dashboards to be smarter and more efficient! If your dashboards don't look like this, that means your account is still using the old dashboard structure, and this article might be more helpful. To find out how you can upgrade your dashboards to our smooth new flow, check out the "Upgrade Your Dashboard's Structure" section of the linked article!

 

What are the dashboards?

The dashboards are here to facilitate your workflow, and make sure you stay updated on what is happening in multiple boards. Create summaries, reports, and get a high-level view of everything that is important to you! Select and organize groups from multiple boards in one dashboard. Centralize your data in one location, and use our widgets to have all the tools and information you need in one view.

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Add a dashboard

Step 1 - Add a dashboard

Click on the + new icon located next to the workspace you'd like to add that dashboard to. Next, click on "Dashboard" as below: 

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Step 2 - Choose your dashboard type

You can choose whether you want your dashboard to be public or private. 

  • If your dashboard is public, it will be visible by everyone in your account
  • If you choose the private option, your dashboard will be visible by yourself and the selected team members you are inviting to it. 

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We will be explaining this further later on in this article. 

 

 

Step 3 - Pick your boards 

Select the boards you'd like to use in your dashboard. The amount of boards you can pick depends on the plan you have purchased. For more information check out this article

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Step 3 - Add the widgets

Your dashboard is made of different widgets. You can use each widget to display specific information from any board. To add a new widget, simply click on the add widget icon and select the type of widget you would like to display.

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Et voilà! 

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Edit my dashboard

You can edit your dashboard at any point by clicking on the pencil icon located in the upper right of your screen as below:  

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Once you are done, click on the pencil again to exit the editing mode. 

 

Who can see my dashboard? 

There are two types of dashboards: Main Dashboards and Private Dashboards. 

  • Main Dashboards

If your dashboard is a Main Dashboard, everyone in your account will be able to see it. In your Main Dashboard, you can also invite guests users. 

  • Private Dashboards

If you choose the private option, then your dashboard will be visible by yourself and the selected team members or guests you are inviting to it. 

You can share your Private Dashboard with your team members and guests super easily! Click on the person icon located on the upper right of your dashboard. From there, you will be able to add your team members or guests. 

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You can change your dashboard from main to private and vice versa at any point. Click on the three dots menu located on the upper right of your dashboard and select "change type to" as below: 

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Print and Export my Dashboard

Print my Dashboard

To print your Dashboard, click on the three dots menu on the upper right of your dashboard and select "print". You can also use the shortcut Cmd + P on Mac and Ctrl + P on PC. 

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Export my dashboard to Excel

Currently, it's not an option to export your entire dashboard to Excel but you can export the following widgets to Excel:

Just click the Excel icon at the top of your widget to export it:

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The Chart Widget can be exported as different file types. Click the 3 dot menu above the widget and select "Export" to launch a menu of file types:

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Presentation mode  

With the Presentation Mode, you can present your dashboards nicely! No more left pane, buttons or icons. This setting is great if you'd like to display your dashboard on TV or big screens. Click on the three dots menu of your dashboard and select "Presentation Mode" as below:  

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Dark Mode

You can change your dashboard into dark mode. Go to your three dots menu on the top right > switch to dark mode. 

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Your dashboard will now go into dark mode. To switch back, you can follow the same steps. 

Now that we covered all the basics, let's dive into the different available widgets.  

 

Workload

The Workload Widget is a great way to see how your team's work is divided and the upcoming timeline for everyone's tasks in one place. With this widget, you can now have these insights from multiple boards in order to make sure your team is set for success. It is a must-have to enhance your workflow! 

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Chart

The Chart View is a great way to see the analytics side of your workflow. With our Chart Widget, you can now pull out information from several boards and gather them all in one chart! This widget is a must have to enhance your workflow! Check out this article to learn more about it. 📊

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Timeline 

The Timeline Widget allows you to pull timelines from several boards and gather them all in a single view! This widget is a must-have to enhance your workflow! Check out this article to learn how it works. 

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Calendar

With our Calendar Widget, you can now pull out information from several boards and gather them all in one Calendar View! That will allow you to get a high-level picture of what's happening across multiple boards in one place.

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The Battery

The Battery Widget allows you to keep track of the progress of your boards in just one place. You can also combine the progress of several boards in one single battery icon. It is an amazing feature to keep track of the progress in all your projects with one simple glance. Check out this article to learn more about it. 

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The Numbers

The Counter Widget will display any numerical column you have on your board. This widget is great to get an overall sense of where projects stand in regards to numbers, to track total costs or numbers of multiple boards in one place! Check out this article to learn more about it. 

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The Table 

The Table Widget allows you to display multiple boards in one view. In addition, you can select which specific group from each board you want to see. It is great to get an overview of a specific topic from different boards, to track where projects stand and see the big picture as a team! Read more about it right here

 

The Countdown

No one wants to miss something important like finishing a project , launching the new marketing campaign or your boss's birthday. Knowing how much time is left to your goal or event is pure motivation to get it done quicker and setting a sense of urgency. Display the countdown of any event or project thanks to our Countdown Widget. Check out how it works right here

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The Playlist

Enjoy listening to your favorite tunes directly from your dashboard thanks to our Spotify Widget. 🎶 Find out how it works right here

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YouTube

Display any YouTube video on your dashboard with the YouTube Widget! You might use this widget to get a daily dose of entertainment, quickly view an instructional video, or keep any other video you need at the tips of your fingers. Read this article to learn how it works. 🎬

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I was mentioned

Never miss an update you were mentioned in again! See every update you were mentioned in, in one clear view with the "I Was Mentioned" Widget. You can even customize it so you see only the types of mentions you want to see, within a timeframe of your choice! Click here to learn more. 

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Note:  If you share your board with other people, this section will show them the updates they were last mentioned in, not the updates you were last mentioned in.

 

The Quote of the Day

Boost your motivation with the Quote of the Day Widget! Fun and easy to use, this widget will display a new quote each day. Check this article to learn more. 

 

Embed everything 

Add anything and everything to your dashboard with our Embed Everything Widget! Check out this article to learn more. 

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The Board Updates

See a live stream of updates from your favorite boards! Choose which boards you want to keep on top of and see all communication on those boards appear in a live stream in your dashboard, with the Board Updates Widget.

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The Time Tracking

Need to see how much time each team member spent on tasks across your boards? The Time Tracking Widget shows total time spent on items across multiple boards—both on an individual level (for the people assigned) and for the entire team! Great for resource management, making sure there’s a fair spread of work across the team and for easy reports for billable hours. Check out how it works right here

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To do 

You can now create a To-Do List Widget! You can easily add tasks to your to-do list and watch all your tasks get completed 😁✅ Check this article for more information. 

 

Llama Farm

We have created something you never knew you needed but won't be able to live without - you can now view the status distribution of your tasks in the form of a llama farm! The Llama farm widget will display a llama for each item in your board and the colour of the llama will match the status of a specific status column in that board! Check out how it works right hereLlama on Google Android 9.0

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Bookmark

Collect articles, ideas, and stories from anywhere! Save them to your monday.com account using the Bookmarks Widget!  Easy to use and perfect for quick reference, this widget will display bookmarked items in a concise list. Check this article to learn more.  

 

Overview

With this awesome feature, keeping track of your projects has never been easier! This widget gathers and summarizes data from your selected boards into one place. This is a great way to get a high-level picture of what's happening for each project. Check this article for more details. 

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If you have any further questions about widgets and dashboards, please feel free to contact Customer Success at [email protected]