The Viva Connections Dashboard web part

Viva Connections is an integrated experience designed to drive employee engagement. When deploying Viva Connections, you'll set up a Dashboard and use cards to bring together resources for different audiences to provide a comprehensive view of everything they need to complete common tasks. For example, the Dashboard could include a card that allows users to access cafeteria menus, schedules, reports, shift schedules, HR policies, and more.

Once a Dashboard is published, you can use the Dashboard web part to display it on your SharePoint home site. If you want to add, remove, or reorder cards, the existing Dashboard on your site must be edited. To learn how to create or edit a Dashboard, see Create a Viva Connections Dashboard.

Add the Dashboard web part

To add a Dashboard web part, firstly ensure that you are in the edit mode. To do this, select Edit at the top-right of the SharePoint home site page.

Once in edit mode, perform the following steps:

  1. Hover your mouse around the section within which you want to place the web part, and select the circled +.

  2. In the web part search box, enter Dashboard to quickly find and select the Dashboard for Viva Connections web part.

    Screenshot that shows the screen on which you can search for a web part and select it once displayed.

    The web part will be added to your page where it's populated with the cards from the existing Dashboard on your site, as in this example where the Dashboard is placed in a vertical column on the right:

    The screen that displays the web card.

  3. Optionally, you can change the title of the Dashboard by selecting it in the web part and typing over it with your own title.

    The screen that displays the option that allows you to edit the title of a Dashboard.

  4. To move the web part, select the Move web part icon and drag the web part to a different section or column on the page.

  5. To set the value for maximum number of cards to display on the web part, select the Edit web part pencil icon.

  6. Use the slider to indicate the maximum number of cards to display.

    The screen displaying the option by which you can define the count of the cards to be displayed.


    When there are more cards available than the maximum number set for the web part, users can select See all to see the rest of them.

  7. Once the card-count threshold is set, select Publish or Republish to make the page available with your newly placed Dashboard web part.

Additional information

  • The Dashboard web part is hidden when there are no cards to show: There may be no cards to show when the Dashboard author has targeted cards for specific audiences, and people outside of those audiences are viewing the page. For example, if all cards are targeted to your development group, only people in the development group will see the Dashboard.

  • We recommend you use the Dashboard web part in a vertical section: Although a vertical section is recommended, the web part can be used in any section in one, two, or three column layouts. Here’s an example of a Dashboard web part in a horizontal section:

    The screen displaying the web part in a horizontal layout.

  • The Dashboard web part can be added to any page on your SharePoint home site: The Dashboard is most useful on your SharePoint home page, but it's possible to add it to any page on your SharePoint home site. One practical use for doing this is to experiment with your page layout to see where you think the Dashboard will fit best. To do this, just create a copy of your SharePoint home page and start experimenting.

  • The Dashboard web part can be used in sections with a colored background: When editing a section, you can change the background of the section and the cards of the Dashboard will have a different color from that background.

    The screen indicating the color of the card.

  • “See all” appears on the top-right of the Dashboard web part when there are more Dashboard cards available than can be displayed in the Dashboard web part. When See all is selected, a page that shows the entire Dashboard is displayed.

    The screen displaying a full view of the Dashboard.

More resources

Overview of Viva Connections

Set up and launch Viva Connections