Search for Training

The search area of the system enables you to search for training, events, curricula, postings, tests, libraries, online courses, quick courses, materials, and forms. There are several ways a user can search for training. You can search for training in the following areas:

  • Learning Search
  • Learner Home
  • Global Search (located in the upper-right corner of most system pages)
  • Browse for Training by subjects
  • Events Calendar

When searching for training, the results you receive will differ depending on whether you are using Learning Search or Global Search. For more information about the differences between these two tools: See Learning Search vs. Traditional Search.

Search Widget

In the upper-right corner of the window, there is a Search field. This field may use either Global Search logic or Learning search logic, depending on Search Preference settings. Global Search is powered by Cornerstone's original search engine. 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. Global Search returns predictive results as users type, which is powered by the engine of Learning Search.See Global Search Overview.

Learning Search

The Learning Search page allows users to search for and filter training in the system. The robust filter options make it easy for users to find training. Learning Search is accessed via the Learner Home page, and is fully optimized for both desktop and mobile browsers. 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. See Learning Search.

Learner Home

The Learner Home serves as a learning hub which facilitates a seamless learning experience for users, allowing them to browse for and request relevant training, search and filter for specific training, and helps ensure compliance by helping you prioritize and take action on training you must complete. The Learner Home includes several features which enable learners to easily select subjects of interest, discover training based on machine learning, and quickly access and request new training. See Learner Home - End User View Overview.

Browse for Training

The Browse for Training page enables users to browse for training by subject, date, training type, and rating. Users can also use additional filters to find the necessary training items. See Browse for Training.

Select a Learning Object

Click the title of the training to view additional details or to request or assign the training. When a learner views training from any browsing page and the training does not require approval, the Launch option will display as the primary action available for the training. The user can click the Launch option to immediately launch the training if the training does not require approval, has no incomplete prerequisites, or a price.

Events Calendar

The Events Calendar allows users to view upcoming instructor-led training (ILT) events in a calendar format. Various filter options are available to help users find training that aligns with their interests and schedule. See Events Calendar.

Add Training Plan Request via Search Catalog

When searching for training, users can click the training title to view the LO Details page. If a training plan manager or plan contributor views the the LO Details page and they have access to a training plan during a plan period, then a Training Plan drop-down menu appears on the page.

Note: The drop-down only appears for plan managers and plan contributors who have access to a training plan during a training plan period. Also, this feature must be enabled on your portal. To enable this feature, contact Global Customer Support.

If the plan contributor or plan manager has access to multiple training plans during a plan period, all training plans appear in the drop-down list. Plan contributors and managers can select the appropriate plan and click the Add button to add the training to the training plan. This opens the Training Plan page, where the training is now added to the training plan.

After adding LOs to the training plan through the Course Catalog, plan contributors and plan managers are required to complete any custom fields outlined in the plan. The final plan must also be submitted before the training request is submitted.