Search Preferences - Training - Training Types

The Training Types section 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 an LO is not available to a user, then that LO does not appear in search results.

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

Search Filters

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.

Select whether or not users and administrators have access to training type filters.

  • Allow users to filter by training types - When this option is selected, the Training filters are available, allowing users and administrators to filter the search results by training type. Which training type filters are available to users and administrators is determined in the Searchable Training Types setting and the Training Types table. This option is selected by default.
  • Hide training types filter - If this option is selected, the training types filter is not visible to users and administrators. However, when a user or administrator searches for training items, the selections in the Training Types section are automatically applied.

Searchable Training Types

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.

Select whether all training types are searchable or only specific training types.

  • All training types - Select this option to make all training types searchable. The system searches all training items to which the user has availability.
  • Customize searchable training types - Select this option to customize which training types are searchable. The administrator must then use the Training Types table to determine which training types are searchable.
    • Use Case: Within an organization, events can be assigned to users by managers, but users cannot request events. By disabling the Event training type within Global Search, users never see events in the Global Search results.

Training Types

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.

This table enables administrators to determine which training types are available to users and administrators. In addition, the administrator can determine the order in which the selected training types appear in the search results.

  • Training Types - This column displays each of the available training types. The following training types may be available:
    • Online Course
    • Event
    • Curriculum
    • Quick Course
    • Material
    • Library
    • Posting
    • Test
    • Video
    • Program - Note: The Program training type is only available for organizations using redesigned Connect.
  • Available for Searching - Select this option to allow users and administrators to search for the training type. By default, all available training types are selected. If this option is not selected for a training type, then training items within the corresponding training type are never displayed in search results. Note: At least one training type must be selected. When this option is selected for a training type, the following occurs:
    • Users and administrators can search for items within the training type.
    • The Display Order column displays the order in which the training types are displayed in the search results and the training type can be reordered.
  • Display Order - This column displays the order in which training type filters are displayed to users and administrators. Drag and drop the training types in to the desired order.

This image represents an example of how the training type filters appear on the Global Search page.

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