Find courses and training plans
On the course catalog page, users can search for courses and training plans.
This can be done via the search field, the Categories filter, the Training 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 a course catalog.
A user's role in LMS365 determines the relevant permissions that define which courses and training plans in a catalog the user has access to. Catalog admins can access all courses and training plans in a catalog.
For more information on roles and permissions in LMS365, see this article.
Search via the search field
Users can search for courses and training plans using the Search Course Catalog field.
The search feature looks for words that contain the search terms and not just words that start with them. The following course and training plan information can be used in a search:
- Training type
- Short or Long Description
- Course admin and instructor name
Users can enter more than one word in the search, with each word separated by a space, to search for courses and training plans that contain all the words entered. A space acts as an AND command when a user enters search terms in this way.
For example, if a user searches for "welc admin", the Introduction to LMS365 for Administrators course is returned because this course has the word Administrators in the Title field and the word Welcome in the Long Description field.
The search feature doesn't support wildcards.
AND and OR aren't supported as user commands.
Search via filters
If the use of filters is enabled, learners can filter courses and training plans by category, type, course session dates, course session types, and skills. The number of courses and training plans that match the filters set is displayed in brackets next to the relevant filter name.
The No Category checkbox is displayed only if categories haven't been assigned to one or more courses or training plans.
The Categories filter in the left-side menu enables learners to filter courses and training plans by category or No Category. Course catalog administrators can configure which training types are available as filters via Course Catalog Settings. See this article for more information. To see all available categories, select Show more +.
The Training Type filter in the left-side menu enables learners to filter courses and training plans by training type. Course catalog administrators can configure which training types are available as filters via Course Catalog Settings. See this article for more information.
Course Session Dates
The Course Session Dates filter in the left-side menu enables learners to filter courses by course session dates that fall within a date range. Select the Course Session Dates field, select a Start Date and End Date from the relevant panels, then select the X icon to close the date selector.
If a course has no active sessions, this filter is hidden. Instructor-Led Training courses are filtered by course session start and end dates and courses without sessions aren't filtered. To clear the filter, select Reset above the Course Session Dates field.
Course Session Type
Using the Course Session Type filter, users can filter session-based courses by the type of active course sessions:
- Onsite. Requires a location for a physical classroom.
- Virtual. For virtual meetings only.
Instructor-led training courses may have a combination of Onsite and Virtual sessions so it's possible to select both filter parameters at once.
Using the Skills filter, users can select to view only the courses and training plans that grant the associated skills. To see all available skills, select Show more +. To clear the filter, select Reset in the Skills section.
When filters are applied and/or the search is used, the search query is placed automatically in the URL of the course catalog home page, for example: