Search Preferences - Training

Defining Search Preferences is a multiple step process. The Search Preferences - Training page enables administrators to do the following with respect to the Training search type:

  • Define available search filters
  • Define training types that are available
  • Define sorting capability

To access the Search Preferences - Training page, go to Admin > Tools > Core Functions > Core Preferences > Search. Then, select the Training tab on the left navigation bar. Note: This tab is not selectable unless it is enabled as a search type on the General tab.

Training Types

The Training Types section of the Search Preferences - Training page enables administrators to determine which search filters are available and which training types are searchable.

When the redesigned Course Catalog is enabled, this section applies to Global Search and Course Catalog Search. Otherwise, this section only applies to Global Search.

Note: Users and administrators can only search for training items that are available to them. If a learning object (LO) is not available to a user, then that LO does not appear in search results.

Note: Connect postings do not operate as stand alone LOs such as online classes, curricula, videos, etc. and therefore do not exist in the Course Catalog. Postings are, however, searchable via Global Search.

See Search Preferences - Training - Training Types.

Refine Search Options

The Refine Search Options section of the Search Preferences - Training page enables administrators to determine which search refinement options are available to users when the Training tab is selected on the Global Search page. When the redesigned Course Catalog is enabled, this section also applies to Global Search and Course Catalog Search.

See Search Preferences - Training - Refine Search Options.

Search Engine

The Search Engine section of the Search Preferences - Training page enables administrators to determine whether Global Search is powered by Traditional Search or Learning Search.

  • Traditional Search: This engine contains a predetermined ranking model which recommends training based on a combination of title, description, and other matches also driven by the user’s search string. Traditional Search returns predictive results as users type, which is powered by the engine of Learning Search.
  • Learning Search: Learning Search is powered by Cornerstone’s newest search engine. This engine indexes and intelligently surfaces training based on a number of variables, powered by the user’s search string. It is designed to surface relevant training in an expeditious manner.

If the Traditional Search option is selected, Global Search uses the original system search engine when users search for training, EXCEPT for predictive search results, which is powered by the Learning Search engine. If the Learning Search option is selected, Global search uses the Learning Search engine when users search for training, both for generating search results and predictive search results.

Considerations

Additional filters are available via Learning Search, and some filters that are available in Global Search are NOT available when Learning Search is enabled in the portal.

Note: The search filters that are disabled when Learning Search is selected as the search engine are ALSO disabled in the Course Catalog when searching for training. If your organization needs to access the disabled search types in the Course Catalog, it is recommended you switch the search engine to Traditional Search temporarily via the Manage Search Preferences page.

Overwrite Settings

Choose whether to overwrite custom settings for child division OUs. If you choose to overwrite custom settings for child division OUs, the selected settings are applied to both new and existing child OUs. Any previously customized child OUs are updated with the selected settings.

If this option is unselected, then only the child OUs that do not have customized settings will be updated, as well as any OUs that are added in the future.

A child OU that has not been customized always inherits from the parent, regardless of whether this option is selected.

An OU is considered customized if its preferences or settings have been changed.

Note: This option applies to all tabs within Search Preferences (e.g., General, People, Training), not just the current tab.

Save Options

To continue modifying Search Preferences, click the appropriate tab in the left navigation bar.

To save changes for all pages within Search Preferences, click Save.

To discard all unsaved changes made on all pages within Search Preferences, click Cancel.