The homepage consists of three main sections:
The main page, in the center
The navigation bar, which can be expanded and reduced, on the left-hand side
The communication center, which can be expanded and reduced, on the right-hand side
The navigation bar is always located on the left side on every page of the ITBxplore and can be expanded or hidden.
When the navigation bar is expanded, the navigation buttons have icons and names of particular pages that you can click on to navigate to them.
When the navigation bar is collapsed, those pages are represented by their respective icons only, and you can navigate to them by clicking on the appropriate icon.
You will always find the communication center (👤) in a bar on the right side of the screen.
This makes it an omnipresent tool whose functions you can use regardless of which page you are on. As the name suggests, it allows you to communicate and network with other participants. The expandable and collapsible design ensures that it's always there when you need it, but never distracting when you're doing something else.
Layout & Features
You can access these sections by clicking the corresponding icons at the top of the bar.
Also, these icons are displayed in the Communication Center bar even when it is collapsed. Clicking the Expand button at the bottom of the bar expands the Communication Center and shows you the last used area. If you click on one of the icons, the communication center bar expands and displays the corresponding area.
The hardware settings allow you to select the hardware you want to use for the video chat function.
You can configure three types of hardware: Camera, input devices (microphones) and output devices (headphones, headsets, speakers). If you have only one device for one type of hardware, this device will be used automatically.
It is important to note that your browser will display a pop-up window with permission to use your microphone and camera when you log in to ITBxplore for the first time.
Under the Top sections, a language switch button allows you to change between German and English.
You can unsubscribe from the Communication Center on the right under Settings. The logout button is marked in red.