Collapsed Student Menu

Is your student menu too big for your users? Does it show several sections that they don't even need? Do you have pages in the custompages area that are a pain to get to? Collapsed Student Menu might be for you.

This customization alters your student menu (PS Version 8.0 and later) to turn the section headers into collapsible boxes. Once altered each user will see all the sections collapsed the first time they go to a student. However once they expand sections that they use it'll remember their settings so that every time they log in it'll show them just the sections they want to see in the same way they left it when they were last in a student record.

This customization also moves the custompages menu into the main menu in its own collapsible region so that your users no longer have to go to that other section just for custom pages.

I built this for me but I hope you find it useful too.

**Note: If you've customized the /admin/students/more2.html menu you might not have luck with this customization. I recommend only altering that method using the page fragment method. However if you are up to date and follow the same patterns as the uncustomized menu you might be ok.

Change History
V 1.1.0 - Released 2019-10-16

  • Fixed issue when a single section was opened where it wouldn't remember that user's setting
  • Fixed issue with custom screens section not starting expanded after being set to expanded for the previous student

V 1.0.2 - Released 2016-10-19

  • Fix issue that sometimes occurs when all regions are collapsed

V 1.0.0 - Released 2015-07-27

  • Initial Release


Jason Treadwell
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With 9.1 I am getting a scroll bar at the bottom.

Valorie Branstool
Systems & Database Administrator
Yukon Public Schools
Yukon, OK 73099

I love this but I also get a scroll bar at the bottom. I'm on 9.2.2

I love this but I also get a scroll bar at the bottom. I'm on 9.2.2

Yes, I'm very late to the party... but hey, I made it!

To fix the scroll bar at the bottom, I opened more2.pds_colstdmenu.leftnav.footer.txt and changed the width on the h2 style to 90%. I love this - thank you very much, Jason!

School for Integrated Academics & Technologies


When trying to install, the system gives a plugin configuration invalid error and to contact the developer. I am running 19.4.

Version 1.1.0 wouldn't install for me. Threw a plugin error. In looking at the plugin.xml file, it appears to have smart quotes around the version number. Changing those allowed me to install the plugin.

My first try said that the plugin would not install and to contact the Admin.
I unzipped the plugin did your fix, I think, and zipped it back up. Tried to install it and now I get
Errors were found during plugin installation.
Plugin file contains an unrecognized file: collapsedStdMenu_1_1_0_0/plugin.xml
New to this and PowerSchool so any detailed help would be appreciated.

Hi Jason,
When trying to install on 23.3 I get the following error:

Errors were found during plugin installation.

Plugin configuration is invalid. Contact plugin developer to resolve.
Error for plugin developer: org.xml.sax.SAXParseException; lineNumber: 7; columnNumber: 17; Open quote is expected for attribute "version" associated with an element type "plugin".

Doug Robertson

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