With Collections you can organize your resources in Laboperator like e.g. devices or workflow templates.



My collection

Every user has its own personal collection called My collection which is located at the top of the navigation menu. Every resource you create within or upload to Laboperator will appear in My collection.

Adding a new collection to Navigation Menu

To add a new collection that should appear on the navigation menu, click on My collection and use the ADD-button to select collection. After entering the name, the new collection will appear at the bottom of all collections within the navigation menu.

Adding a new collection within another collection

To add a new collection that appears within another collection, open the corresponding collection and then use the ADD-button to select a collection. After entering the name, the new collection will appear within the chosen collection.

Sharing collections with colleagues

Except My collection, you can share collections like any other resource with your colleagues provided that you have the corresponding rights. To do so, open the collection you want to share and open the context menu by clicking on the info button in the top right corner of the header. Use the + button beside the name acronyms to open the access management. Here you can invite your colleagues via their email-address and assign a role. Vise verse this way you can be invited to collections from your colleagues.


Note: Resources can be opened with a double click.

Searching Resources

You can search resources in collections by name. Click on the search icon on the top right corner of the header. A search field opens to type in the name. Right beside the search field you can see in what collection you are currently searching. By clicking on the x button, this restriction is removed and you are searching all resources you have access to. To exit the search, click on the arrow on the left. Searching for already archived resources is possible using the context menu (see also next paragraph).

Sorting and Filtering Resources

To sort your resources within collections, click on the category you want to sort by (e.g. name). A second click on the same category will turn the sorting direction. To filter resources click on the upside down pyramid in the top right corner. The context menu opens and you can search by name and select the resource type you want to filter for. You can select multiple types if required. You can also search and filter archived resources in this menu by switching the button. 

Smart View

You can save a configured filter view of a collection. When your filter is set-up simply click on add new smart view to save the view as a resource in the collection. You may now edit, share, move, delete, etc. the smart view like any other resource. After opening a smart view you can update it by clicking on update smart view

Single or multiple Resources

By clicking on the boxes in front of any resource, you can select multiple resources. This is helpful for example if you want to move several resources at once to another collection. By clicking on the box in front of the category name you can select all resources of the current view.


On the bottom of the content section you can select the rows per page and switch between the different pages.

Organizing Resources (move, add, remove, archive, edit)

By single clicking on a resource, additional options appear in the top right corner of the content section. From here you can

  • move a resource to another collection (similar to cut and paste in windows folder systems)
  • add a resource to another collection (similar to copy and paste in windows folder systems)
  • remove a resource from a collection (note: a resource can only be removed from a collection if it's still available in any other collection)
  • archive a resource (note: archiving a resource will archive this resource globally and thus remove it from all collections. However it is not deleted and can be restored)
  • edit a resource (depending on the resource type, different options will be available)

Note: You can also use a right click on any resource to open the additional options.

Restoring or permanently deleting Resources

Resources once archived can be restored or permanently deleted. To do so, filter for archived resources. By clicking on the archived resource, additional options to restore or delete permanently appear in the top right corner of the content section.