Material Type Administration

Material types are used to categorize material learning objects (LOs). Each material must be associated with a material type.

To manage material types, go to Admin > Tools > Learning > Catalog Management > Materials Then, click the Material Types link.

Material Type - Add

To create a material type, click the Add New Type link. A new row appears at the top of the Material Types table. In the Title field, enter the materials type name. The character limit for this field is 100. If multiple languages are enabled for your portal, select the Translate icon to translate the field into other available languages.

After entering the material type title, click the Save icon to save the material type, or click the Cancel icon to discard the material type.

Include Inactive

By default inactive material types are not included in the Material Types table. To include inactive material types, select the Include inactive option.

Material Types Table

The following information is displayed for material types in the table:

  • Title - Material types are displayed alphabetically by title.
  • Active - When this checkbox is selected, the material type is active. When creating a material, only active material types can be selected for the material.

The following option may be available in the Options column:

  • Edit - Click this icon to edit the material type title. The Title field becomes editable. The character limit for this field is 100. If multiple languages are enabled for your portal, select the Translate icon to translate the field into other available languages. After updating the material type title, click the Save icon to save the changes, or click the Cancel icon to discard the changes.