When you are using Smartabase with a computer (that is, not when using a mobile application) you will generally be able to see a sidebar on each side of the screen. They are visible in areas of the site where it is possible to change which user is selected. If an athlete is logged in, they will only be able to select themselves using the sidebar. A professional user will be able to use the left-hand sidebar to select an athlete from the users contained in the group environment they are operating within at that time. This is the normal way in which the sidebar is visible, with the user having the ability to collapse either sidebar; however, an administrator for a site may choose to turn off visibility for the sidebars entirely. This is sometimes done when other navigation options have been implemented.
The left-hand sidebar is intended to facilitate navigation, both for athletes and professional users. Being able to select a user in the sidebar means that you can navigate to relevant event forms, view a history of entries for an event form, see any status indicators that apply to the user and note any critical information about the user.
Collapsing the sidebar
At the top of both the left- and right-hand sidebars, you will see an icon that allows you to collapse or expand the sidebars. This feature is available on sidebars across the main application, as well as the builder and administrator interfaces. While collapsed, you’re able to hover your mouse at the edge of your screen to view the sidebar. The state of the sidebar will be retained across all modules that you access in Smartabase, including the home page, reports, data entry, profile entry and resources.
When you show or hide the sidebar, your browser will remember the state from when you last logged in, and save it for your next session. For the left-hand sidebar, this also applies to the builder and administrator interfaces.
EXAMPLE: A USER’S SIDEBAR VIEW
If we are logged in as an athlete, it is possible to see the event forms that can be entered (in this case, for Jamie Anderson) and the status indicator (currently red), in the left-hand sidebar.
EXAMPLE: A PROFESSIONAL USER’S SIDEBAR VIEW
If we look at a coach’s home page, in the left-hand sidebar the coach has available to them a list of athletes who are members of the group the coach is operating within.
The coach is able to choose a single player from the left-hand sidebar in order to enter data, view the history or view the calendar for that athlete. After choosing a player, the right-hand sidebar will appear so the coach can see the player’s critical information and options to message the player, view their history or view their profile page.