UNH myElements - Adding Equipment (Instrumentation)

Task: This article will provide instructions to add equipment/instrumentation to myElements.


myElements allows users to link specialized equipment to your summary.  The process for doing so is outlined below.

Adding Equipment:

  1. From the Home Page click on the Menu tab at the top of the page
  2. Under the Manage column select Equipment
  3. This will navigate you to "My pieces of equipment" page
  4. In the upper right hand corner of the page, select Add Equipment Relationship
  5. The system will default to Link toEquipment  leave this as is
  6. Under Link type: select the relationship type you have with the equipment
  7. Using the Search Text:  type the name of the equipment being searched for

NOTE: This is a full-text search, you must use an entire word. Please use spaces to separate terms. Any element of the chosen category that matches ALL of the terms will be listed. Example: ‘Spectrometer’ NOT ‘Spec’  This will return all equipment with the term Spectrometer in it.

  1. By clicking on the View Details link, this will navigate to a separate page that shares additional information about the equipment
  2. Click check boxes for all appropriate equipment and Save

Making Edits:

Once equipment has been linked, edits can be made in order to update "Link Type" or the reporting dates

  1.  From the Home Screen, choose "Go to your Profile" under your photo
  2. On the right-hand side find the Links section and choose "View all Links"
  3. Scroll down until you find Equipment, Choose Edit for the equipment in question
  4. Make any needed adjustments and select Update to save those changes

Removing Equipment:

Once Equipment has been added the user can remove it if needed

  1. Click Menu Tab at the top of the page
  2. Select Equipment
  3. All linked equipment will be listed
  4. Use the red X to remove a piece of equipment,  click OK.  On the confirmation dialog to remove equipment.  It can always be re-added if necessary.

Linking Equipment to Publications:

  1. Select the Menu tab at the top of the page
  2. Under the Manage column select Create Links
  3. Using the Create Links Between... and... gray dialog box, select the category you would like to create a link from
    1. Once you select a category the list of results dynamically change to display matches
  4. Select all the check boxes that apply for the appropriate listing(s) on the left, then on the right-hand side select the matching equipment by checking the respective boxes

NOTE: if equipment is not showing on the left side of the screen, ensure Pieces of equipment is selected at the top

NOTE: This option can be used to link items in any category to other items.  Example:  Linking a Publication to a Grant

  1. Once selections have been made a summary will be provided at the bottom of the page "You have selected to link:" dialog box
  2. Verify and select Create one new link icon this will complete the action


  1. From the Menu tab, select a category within the Mange Tab (e.g., Equipment, Grants..)
  2. Locate the Links tab in the item
  3. Click the red X on the right to remove the link, a warning box will appear to make sure you are wanting to remove this item.
  4. Click OK

Need additional help?

Please fill out the myElements webform with as much detail as possible, or contact the Technology Help Desk on your local campus.

For additional training see Teaching and Learning Technologies training calendar.

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Article ID: 2165
Tue 3/3/20 11:41 AM
Wed 6/5/24 2:38 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
University of New Hampshire (UNH)