Course Settings: Catalog Visibility

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Introduction

Catalog Visibility Course Settings are available for all Course types.

Settings

 

Category

Click the Choose Category button to select a Category to assign to the Course.  Only one category can be applied.

 

Tags

Click the Choose button to select Tags to assign to the Course.  Tags are used to help further categorize courses and resources in the Admin interface.  Courses and resources with tags applied also appear in search results on the Learner interface.

 

Thumbnails

Click the radio button to select an option:

  • If File = Click the Choose File button to upload a new image.
  • If URL = Enter an image URL address.

 

Posters

Click the Add Poster button to include a poster image for the Course.  Posters appear in an image slider/carousel within the Course details page.

Click the radio button to select an option:

  • If File = Click the Choose File button to upload a new image.
  • If URL = Enter an image URL address.

 

Mandatory Course

Click the toggle button to change the status settings:

  • If ON = The Course is prioritized within the Learner's My Courses view.
  • If OFF = N/A

 

Featured Course

Click the toggle button to change the status settings:

  • If ON = The Course is visible within the Featured area on the Dashboard. 
  • If OFF = N/A

 

Enable Recommended Courses

Click the toggle button to change the status settings:

  • If ON = A drop-down menu becomes available to choose Tags.  The Tags selected here are independent of the Tags selected in the Tags section above. 
  • If OFF = N/A

Estimated Time to Complete

This feature allows learners to understand their time commitment while taking the Course. There are 3 options to select from. 

  • If AUTOMATIC = When this option is selected, the LMS calculates all previous completions to provide an estimated time to complete and will update as users complete the Online Course. Estimated time to complete is always a rounded to the nearest hour or minute and will not display as a range of time.
    • Note: Courses with less than 5 completions will not have an estimated time to complete displayed to the User. 
  • If OFF = No estimated time to complete course is shown in the User portal.
  • If MANUAL = When selected, the estimated time to complete defaults to 1 hour. The Admin can adjust this time in Hours and minutes. The range is automatically the same plus 5 minutes, but can be adjusted accordingly. If a time range is not desired, then the first value should be set to zero.

Note: Here are a couple items to consider when configuring Estimated Time to Complete. 

      • When estimated time to complete has been disabled and then re-enabled, then any online courses that were changed while disabled will be re-calculated.
      • When estimated time to complete is enabled for the first time, the estimated time to complete is automatically calculated for all existing online courses. These calculations are completed via background jobs and are completed as efficiently as possible through batches.
      • When enabled, Users will see the Estimated Time to Complete in the Catalog Card View, Catalog Detail View, Catalog List View and in the Course Details.

Notes

  • The Thumbnail image size should be 229 x 173 pixels.
  • The Poster image size should be 720 x 300 pixels.
  • Featured Courses: The order of how Courses are listed can be arranged by entering a number into the Featured Course Sort Order field.  Higher priority is assigned to Courses with smaller numbers.


Example: Catalog Visibility Settings

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