Features & OPTIONS

R'Space General Overview

R'Space offers various UCR-related tools and resources by concentrating new web-based applications into a single location. There are many tools and resources that will provide you with academic and personal growth and support. Additionally, you can customize your portal experience by adding features that you want to see.

  Logging In and Out

Login to R'Space using your UCR Net ID and password. To logout of R'Space, click Sign- Off in the upper right corner and completely quit out of your web browser. Clicking Logout or Exit within one of your Authorized Applications will not log you out of R'Space. If you would like to change your password, visit the Password Management page.

mouse R'Space Navigation
General Navigation

Within the R'Space Border, there are several resource links (e.g., FEEDBACK, HELP, PHONE BOOK, etc.) available for selection.

To view the entire resource listing users may click the arrow keys to navigate to the right to move through the series of links.

resource links

Alternatively, new functionality allows users to view the links in groups of 5. Select the "down arrows", a resulting menu displays a grouping of resource link titles. Selecting a resource link will open the corresponding page.

Navigation Tabs

Note! To return to your R'Space "Home" view, simply click the "Building" image in the R'Space header.

Managing Tabs

View the Video Tutorial on how to Manage your Tab settings!

Users may customize R’Space tab settings to add new tabs and view/hide tabs.

To begin, select the "Add Homepage Features" tab, followed by the "Managed Tabs" tab.

To Hide a tab,  click on the "Display Target" option and select "None".

Note! Default tabs (Home, Add Homepage Features, Feedback, Security and Help) cannot be hidden.

To reorder the tabs, you can click on an entry and drag it to your desired location.

Add Homepage Features
Manage Tabs

To add a custom tab, select ADD TAB URL.

Enter a name for the Tab and the URL and select a "Display Target" option.

Display Target

Select "Save Changes" to complete the process.

Select "Yes" at the prompt to refresh your R’Space window to view the changes.

Save your Changes
Refresh your Page
key Alerts:

After logon, at the top left of the screen below the banner, are Alerts. There are three categories of Alerts: Emergency, Chancellor, and Technology.

An Emergency Alert will first appear on your homepage as a large box in the middle of your screen. The box will contain the nature of the emergency. After your review, you may x-out of the box, but the Alert will continue to display until the alert is no longer active or has been resolved.

The other Alerts are informational and specific to your individual circumstance. All alerts will display on the left top side of the portal; however, you may click on the arrow_lefticon and it will collapse. Likewise, click on the iconright arrow , and the left side will reappear into your page.

padlock Spotlights:

A Spotlight is an "illustrated highlight" of a campus event / issue / etc. The Spotlight consists of three thumbnails, each with its own larger image. The larger image is linked to a webpage. When you click on the image, the portal displays the associated web page.

padlock Portlets:

Portlets are applications within R'Space. There are portlets that are defaulted to R'Space because they contain valuable and pertinent tools and links relevant to University business. Other portlets are optional and can be added to your homepage from the tab "add homepage features".

Note: Some portlets may contain links that open in their own windows. Please disable your browser pop-up blocker when using R'Space.

Defaulted Portlets

  • Authorized Applications - This portlet provides access to UCR web-based applications, including Webmail, Corporate Calendar, and the Emergency Notification System. If you have access to other UCR web-based applications, you will also see those links within this portlet. Those may be Travel, eFile, eBuy and others. These links are single-sign-on; because you are logged in to R'Space, you will not need to log in those applications.

    To access an application, click on the application link within the portlet. The application will open up inside a separate frame within R'Space.
    • (UPDATED) View the Video Tutorial on how to Manage your Authorized Applications!
    • Adding, Removing, and Rearranging your Authorized Applications List
      To begin this process, simply click on the "Edit Authorized Applications Settings" Button
      Authorized Applications Settings

      A listing of the assigned Authorized Applications will display with a “VISIBLE” column to select/deselect Applications that will display within the Authorized Applications portlet window.

      In addition to deselecting Applications so as to not display within the Authorized Applications window, users may also reorder the application listing.

      For example, to move a specific application (e.g, UCR Financial System), click to select and drag to the top of the application list.


      Customize your Authorized Applications List
      When all changes have been made, click SAVE CHANGES to complete the process.

      Save your Changes

      If applications have been deselected to not display within the Authorized Applications listing,  a "Show All Apps"  option will display.  To return to a view of all Authorized Applications, click the + button to display previously deselected applications.

      Show All Authorized Applications

  • My Messages - This portlet displays targeted messages to groups or individuals (faculty and staff). Messages may pertain to systems, such as Travel, or they may highlight a training session which may be of interest to users of the Academic Personnel eFile System.

  • My Announcements - A My Announcement is an announcement containing a short description of an event or happening that is of general interest to the UCR community.

  • Tools - This portlet contains links to frequently used resources for University business and support.
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