Finding courses and training plans
On the course catalog page, users can search for courses and training plans.
It can be done via the search field, the Categories filter, the Course Type filter, the Course Session Dates, the Course Session Type filter, and the Skills filter.
By default, all published courses and training plans are displayed in the course catalog.
Courses and training plans in the course catalog are displayed to users according to their roles. This means, if users are not present in any course or training plan group (learners, administrators, visitors), the training will not be shown in the course catalog to them.
Course catalog administrators see all training in the course catalog.
Searching via the search field
Users can search for courses and training plans in the Search Course Catalog field.
The search will look for words that contain the search term(s), not only words that start with the search term(s) used. The search will search in the following course and training plan field:
- Training type
- Short or Long Description
- Course admin and instructor
Users can enter several search terms separated by a space to find courses and training plans that are triggered by all entered search terms. In this way, the space will work as the AND command.
For example, if a user searches for "come admin" the course Introduction to LMS365 for Administrators is returned as a result because this course has the word Administrators in the Title field, and the word Welcome in the Long Description field.
Wildcards are not supported.
AND and OR are not supported as user commands.
Searching via filters
If filters are enabled, learners can filter courses and training plans by category, training type, course session dates, course session types, skills. The number of courses/training plans that correspond to the set filtering will be displayed in brackets next to the category/training type title/course session type/skill.
The No Category checkbox is displayed only if there are training without categories.
The Categories filter in the left-side menu allows filtering courses/training plans by category or No Category (you can configure what categories to display in the filters in the Course Catalog Settings). To see all categories, click the Show more+ button.
The Training Type filter in the left-side menu allows filtering courses/training plans by training type. You can configure what training types to display in the filters in the Course Catalog Settings. In brackets you can see the number of training of the each training type in the current course catalog.
Using the Course Session Dates filter, you can set start and end date period of the course sessions (start and end dates of the course session should fall in the set period).
If there are no active course sessions for any courses, this filter is hidden. Instructor-Led Training courses will be filtered by start and end dates of the course sessions (courses without sessions will not be filtered). To clear the start and end date period click the Reset All button right above the Course Session Dates field.
Using the Course Session Type filter, the learner can filter session-based courses with active sessions by the type of the course sessions:
- Onsite–that requires a location for a physical classroom.
- Virtual–for virtual meetings only.
As Instructor-Led Training courses may have a combination of onsite and virtual sessions, it is possible to select both filter parameters at once.
Using the Skills filter, the learner will see only the training that grants the associated skills. The number of courses and training plans that will provide a skill are shown in brackets after the skill.
If there are more than five skills available, the Show more+ button will be presented to see all available skills in the current course catalog.
To reset the set Skills filters, select the Reset button in the Skills filter section.
When filters are applied (Categories, Training Type, Course Session Dates, Course Session Type, Skills) and/or search is used, the search query is automatically placed in the URL of the course catalog home page.
This looks, for example, like this: https://elearningforce.sharepoint.com/sites/archive-2020-07-15T091506Z/sites/va-pa/SitePages/Course%20Catalog.aspx?lms365cc=%7B%22sd%22%3A%222017-12-15T21%3A00%3A00.000Z%22%2C%22ed%22%3A%222018-01-14T21%3A00%3A00.000Z%22%7D">https://elearningforce.sharepoint.com/sites/va-pa/SitePages/Course%20Catalog.aspx?lms365cc=%7B"sd"%3A"2017-12-15T21%3A00%3A00.000Z"%2C"ed"%3A"2018-01-14T21%3A00%3A00.000Z"%7D#.