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Pioneer Portal – Customize A to Z index

Learn how to use and customize the Portal's A to Z index.

There are two A to Z lists provided by the Portal.

  • The Global A to Z contains all the links from the old campus website A to Z. The Global version displays by default when you are not logged into the Portal.
  • The second list is a Personal A to Z. This displays when you are signed into the Portal.

Building your Personal A to Z index

When you sign into the Portal the first time, your Personal A to Z will be empty.  You can build your Personal A to Z from scratch and add the links you want, or you can clone the Global A to Z, which copies that list into your Personal list. Follow the instructions below to customize your Personal A to Z

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click on the A to Z button in the left navigation.
a. Select Sign In under "Sign in to customize your own A to Z."
b. Enter your UW-Platteville credentials.

Portal A to Z page

3. Choose how you'd like to start: "Build your own" or "Jump start your Experience" (cloning the Global A to Z).

To clone the Global A to Z

1. Click Import Now. NOTE: Only click this button once! If you click it more than once, you will have multiple copies of the Global A to Z in your personal list. If this happens, you can delete all entries and start over.  Scroll down to "Clear/delete all items" below.

Portal A to Z page after sign in
a. Clicking the gray gear in the top right corner of the A to Z
b. Clicking the 3 dots on the top right. 
i. Click Settings
ii. Click A to Z.

NOTE: The settings page may take a second to load your A to Z list
Portal A to Z settings page

Add a new item

2. Click the green plus button on the top right of screen a popup will appear
Portal edit modal
3. Enter a title for the item
4. Enter the URL of the page you want to add
5. (Optional) Toggle the item as a shortcut. Clicking the toggle on will show (pin) the item on the Shortcuts widget on your home screen. NOTE: You must have the Shortcut widget on your home screen
6. Click Save.

Edit an item

1. Click the orange pencil button to edit an item
2. Make your changes to the item in the popup just like adding an item in the previous section.

Delete a single item

1. Click the red trash can button
NOTE: There is no confirmation when deleting a single item

Clear/Delete all items from your A to Z.

1. Click the blue trash can at the top right of screen
Portal clear all modal

2. Confirm you want to proceed by clicking Delete All

Using the A to Z Page (Allows for Adding and Pinning)

Add a new item. 

1. Click the green plus button on the bottom right of any A to Z page.
2. Fill out the popup form. 

Pin and Unpin items to the Shortcuts

1. Click the pin right of the item to pin it. An indicator pin will show left of that item.
2. Click the pin with a slash through it right of the item to unpin the item. The indicator pin will disappear.

Using the Portal Search (Allows Adding)

1. Use the Portal Search to find the desired links.
2. To add click the plus button next to the item.

The item will be automatically added to your A to Z with the title that shows up in the search.

NOTE: You can add links from the Campus, SharePoint, Knowledge Base, and Forms tabs of the search page.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

Keywords:pioneer portal AtoZ A2Z az shortcuts instructions   Doc ID:100396
Owner:Sean M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2020-04-09 12:07 CSTUpdated:2020-08-20 09:56 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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