How to set up course categories

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There are two types of categories you must set for your course.

The Marketplace Category: If you want potential learners to be able to find your course more easily in OpenLearning's search engine, you must set a Marketplace Category. This one can be found under Course Setup > Advanced > Miscellaneous. It sorts your course into the correct category in OpenLearning's public Marketplace so that learners may have an easier time finding it. (Note: Only courses that have passed our Course Quality Review will appear in the Marketplace)

The Institution Category: If you have a number of courses across different subjects and would like to organize them more efficiently for your institution, you might like to group your courses according to institution categories. This can be found in Course Setup > Advanced > Institution Specific Settings. These categories can be custom made by you and sort your courses specifically within your institution portal.



From within your selected course, go to Course Setup > Advanced


Scroll down to the section titled Miscellaneous


Toggle the bar next to Course Category and select your chosen category



This is done within your institution portal.

Go to Institution Marketing > Landing Page

Make sure the section is not hidden

Update your course category section and title

Go to Courses > Categories

Add your category titles, images and blurbs


This is done inside the course itself.

Scroll down to the section titled "Institution Specific Settings" at the bottom of the page


In the Category section for your selected Institution, choose the category you would like the course to be displayed under


Don't forget to click Finish when you're done in order to save your changes!

Now your courses should display under the relevant course categories on the portal.


Note: Your courses will display once they are turned online in Course Setup > General.

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