Customize MyPortal: Rearrange, Hide, or Unhide Tiles

How do I:

There are too many tiles. It is hard to find what I'm looking for. Can I change the way MyPortal looks?

How do I customize the MyPortal mobile app?

Can I remove a tile?

Can I add a tile?



College of Charleston (CofC) faculty, staff, and students



MyPortal allows you to better enhance your experience by customizing various areas and functions of the app and web interface. The app uses tiles - icons that link to another app or campus service. The home screen personalization includes the ability to customize tile layout, moving, adding and selectively removing tiles. You can make the app your own - moving what’s important to you to the top of the screen and removing those tiles that may not apply or be necessary.

All MyPortal users can:

  •     Move and arrange tiles on their home screen
  •     Add and remove selected tiles from their home screen
  •     Search and find new tiles (from those available to their specific role(s)) to enhance their home screen 

Any customizations you apply in the web app ( will not apply in the mobile app (iOS/Android). This allows you to create two customized experiences: one for web, one for mobile. 


A video as well as PDF files with screenshots and specific instructions based on your device can be found attached to this article (on the right, or bottom of your screen). General instructions available below.


Move a Tile

  1. Tap Arrange
  2. Tap and hold the tile you would like to move
  3. Keep holding the tile for a second until you see the tile shake or wiggle, or until you feel a quick vibration from your phone
  4. Without letting go, drag the tile to where you would like it to be, and then let go
  5. Tap Done when finished


Remove a Tile

  1. Tap Arrange
  2. Tap the X in the upper right corner of the app you wish to remove from your view
  3. Tap Done when you are finished


Add a Tile

  1. Tap Arrange
  2. Tap in the Search area at the top of the app, and search for the name of the tile you would like to add
    • Tip: you can just start typing, and then back space what you typed to see all available tiles
  3. Tap the checkbox next to the app(s) you would like to add
    • The checkbox should be checked for it to be active on your home screen
  4. Tap Done when you are finished 


More Information

See the links below for customization based on your device type (desktop, mobile on Android, and mobile on iOS)!

More Information on Customization

Customization Video Guide


View the MyPortal section on the Technology Transformation website for more information about the MyPortal project.


Do you still need help?  Create a support ticket and a Service Desk technician will contact you. 





Article ID: 136758
Wed 8/11/21 3:12 PM
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