Stop Auto-Populating Search Results in Administrative Search - General Availability​

Prior to this enhancement, the initial loading time of pages in portals with a large amount of training objects was frequently delayed.

With this enhancement, the administrators can control the initial load of results on a page, reducing the time a page takes to load with all the results. It helps the administrators to search faster as they are not forced to wait for all the results to load before they can perform a search.

A preference is available in Feature Activation Preferences that is enabled by default. Various administrative search pages display an “empty state” upon initial load. The administrators can still search for the full catalog by conducting an “empty search.”

The list of administrative pages includes the following: ​

  • Manage Sessions​
  • Curriculum Administration​
  • Material Administration​
  • Test Administration​
  • Question Administration​
  • Certification Administration​
  • Video Administration​

A separate preference is available for the Manage Learning Assignments page within the Learning Assignment Tool. The administrators can enable or disable the functionality separately from the other pages. This preference is disabled by default in production environments unless that portal already enabled this functionality before the March release. No changes apply to the enabled or disabled status of this preference.

To enable the preference for Manage Learning Assignments page, go to ADMIN > TOOLS > LEARNING > LEARNING PREFERENCES > FEATURE ACTIVATION PREFERENCES. In the Auto Populating Results in Administrative Search - Learning Assignment Tool - Manage Assignments section, click ACTIVATE.

How Does this Enhancement Benefit My Organization?

  • The administrators utilizing various search pages can complete searches faster, reducing waiting time and enhancing productivity.
  • This administrative search enhancement helps to improve administrator efficiency by not requiring administrators to wait for search results to load before performing a search.
  • Administrators with large catalogs may notice that the page loads faster and allows them to enter a search in less time than before.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


This functionality is available for all organizations using the Learning module. No activation is required for the various administrative pages in Stage or Production portals except for the Manage Learning Assignments page, which requires activation separately through Feature Activation Preferences.


The following existing permissions apply to this functionality:

Learning Features Self Activation Grants access to the Feature Activation Preferences page, where an administrator can activate new features associated with Learning, Connect and Extended Enterprise. Learning - Administration