The new Learner Content Library is designed for content discovery and easy access to various types of content. It allows learners to apply filters across all the content types to narrow down the search results while optimizing the overall search performance and specific results.
The Content Library landing page displays all content in a single view – Learning Paths, Courses, Collections, and Assets listed as individual objects in that order, with a common filter set. Each content object tile will include a Content Description (up to 60 Char) and Content Title.
Collections are available as stand-alone content objects in the library, not as a filter option. Clicking into the collection, the learner can view all the content within a collection. Collections cannot be shared like other content types since a collection has access limits.
Note: The Content Library Dashboard is removed, and the widgets moved to the Learner
To see relevant results, learners can begin searching by utilizing the search bar with specific keywords – Title, Description, or Tags. Search shows matching results on both first-level objects (e.g., Course, LP, Asset, and Collection) and second-level objects. For instance, the learner can search for a module within the course or a course within a Learning path using a single keyword.
Note: One level deep does not apply in Filter searches.
Note: The deep search was removed for courses within Learning Paths. A search keyword matching the course name or description within a Learning Path will not display the LP. You can only search for a course within an LP if the keyword matches with a course tag.
The ‘Matched on’ feature allows Learners to see why and where the search keyword
matched on each of the resulting objects.
Content Library Filters display a common set of filters across all content types. Filters will also support multi-select, where Learners can select multiple filters within each filter type and see results that match either of the selected filters. ‘Reset filters’ will reset all selected filters to replace them with new options.
- Topics -All the topics that are associated with the content available to the user in the content Library
- Languages – All the relevant languages that are associated with the content available to the user in the content Library
- Tag* – All the relevant languages that are associated with the content available to the user in the content Library
- Skills -All the relevant languages that are associated with the content available to the user in the content Library
- Ratings: If the rating filter is applied, all content with the selected rating will be returned.
- Favorites: If the favorites filter is applied, all content that has been Favorited by the Learner will be returned.
- Has Discussion forums: If this filter is applied, all content with discussion forums will be returned.
Only values that are associated with content in the library will be available for selection (e.g., if Tag A or Topic 1 are not associated with any content in the library, those options will not appear in the filter list. Similar logic applies for all multi-select filters.)
Selecting multiple options across many filters allows learners to see results matching the selected filter combination. The example below shows the user any content under ‘LP_Topic_R1’topic and any of the selected three languages.
Learners also can sort their content alphabetically before or after applying the search and filters. Sort options
- Default – Default display order sorts content as per the Admin settings (alphabetical or custom order) within each content type
- A-Z – Sorts content in ascending alphabetical order that is purely based on the content title. The content type is ignored.
- Z-A – Sorts content in descending alphabetical order that is purely based on the content title. The content type is ignored.