Search and filter on the course catalog page

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.

 

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NOTE   

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:

  • Title
  • Training type
  • Short or Long Description
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Course admin and instructor name
  • Skills

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.

 

Course catalog page search welc admin image

 

NOTE   

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.

 

Categories

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 +.

 

Course catalog page categories filter image

 

Training Type

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 catalog page training type filter image

 

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.

 

Course catalog page course session dates filter image

 

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.

 

Course catalog page course session type image

 

Skills

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.

 

Course catalog page skills image

 

NOTE   

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:

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#.

 

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