Adding Advanced Filtering to Catalog Pages, Published Paths, or the Live Event Calendar

by Colty Harrison
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Filter groups allow you to organize Courses, Pages, Learning Paths, or live events into broader categories and improve the course and live event discovery for learners.

Please note that Pages and Published Path Objects can both have filter groups on them or be filtered as an object from another catalog location.

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Filter Groups on Catalog Pages

To set up filter groups for a catalog page, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Skilljar Dashboard, expand the Domains & Publishing header, and select Domains to open the Domains page.
  2. Find the domain you want to edit and select Catalog Pages to open a list of your catalog pages.

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  3. Select which catalog page you would like to add filters to.
  4. On the next page, scroll down to Filters and select New Filter Group to create a new filter group.

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  5. On the next page, create your filter group based on all of the tags that exist on courses, pages, or series published in your domain. Here are some examples of ways you can organize your tags into Filter Groups:
    • Course Topics
    • Difficulty (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
    • Types of Courses (such as exams, training courses, eBooks, case studies, and video lessons)
  6. Give your Filter Group a name and drag and drop the tags you want to be included in the group from the left to the right.

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  7. Once you are finished, select Save. 
  8. Go back to the catalog settings page (steps 1 to 3) and scroll down to Filters.
  9. Drag and drop your new Filter Group from the left to the 'Visible on catalog page' section to have it displayed on that catalog page. You can also change the order that they will appear.
  10. When you're finished, select Save and Continue or Save.

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Filter Groups on Published Paths

To set up filter groups for a published path, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Skilljar Dashboard, expand the Domains & Publishing header, and select Domains to open the Domains page.
  2. Find the domain you want to edit and select Catalog Pages to open a list of your catalog pages.

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  3. Select the Published Paths tab to see a list of your published paths.

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  4. Select the Published Path name you'd like to edit.
  5. Select the Published Paths tab to see a list of your published paths.
  6. Scroll down to Filters and select New Filter Group.

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  7. On the next page, create your filter group based on all of the tags that exist on courses, pages, or series published in your domain. Here are some examples of ways you can organize your tags into Filter Groups:
    • Course Topics
    • Difficulty (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
    • Types of Courses (such as exams, training courses, eBooks, case studies, and video lessons)
  8. Give your Filter Group a name and drag and drop the tags you want to be included in the group from the left to the right.

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  9. Once you are finished, select Save. 
  10. Go back to the Published Path settings page (steps 1 to 3) and scroll down to Filters.
  11. Drag and drop your new Filter Group from the left to the 'Visible on catalog page' section to have it displayed on that catalog page. You can also change the order that they will appear.
  12. When you're finished, select Save and Continue or Save.

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Filter Groups on Calendar

To set up filter groups for your calendar, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Skilljar Dashboard, expand the Domains & Publishing header, and select Domains to open the Domains page.
  2. Find the domain you want to edit and select Catalog Pages to open a list of your catalog pages.

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  3. Select the Calendar tab to open the calendar settings.

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  4. Scroll down to Filters and select New Filter Group.

    Screen_Shot_2020-09-28_at_10.00.33_PM.png

  5. On the next page, create your filter group based on all of the tags that exist on courses, pages, or series published in your domain. Here are some examples of ways you can organize your tags into Filter Groups:
    • Course Topics
    • Difficulty (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
    • Types of Courses (such as exams, training courses, eBooks, case studies, and video lessons)
  6. Give your Filter Group a name and drag and drop the tags you want to be included in the group from the left to the right.

    Screen_Shot_2019-04-26_at_1.06.26_PM.png

  7. Once you are finished, select Save. 
  8. Go back to the Calendar settings page (steps 1 to 3) and scroll down to Filters.
  9. Drag and drop your new Filter Group from the left to the 'Visible on catalog page' section to have it displayed on that catalog page. You can also change the order that they will appear.
  10. When you're finished, select Save and Continue or Save.

Note: Filters on the calendar will only show tags for upcoming events (for example, if there is an event in the past with the tag “July 2018”, it will not show as an available tag in the filters).

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Student View

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On the Course Catalog, a student can see each Filter Group and the tags associated with them. They can also expand and collapse the Filter Groups as needed for better viewing.

They can use these filters in a couple of different ways. If they select one or more tags within a filter group, all objects with ANY of those tags with be displayed. Once you select one tag, every other tag in the Filter Group will show in parentheses how many additional courses will be displayed when you select it.

If you select tags across Filter Groups, it will narrow your search to courses that have ALL of the selected tags. For example, if I select the 'Intermediate' tag under Difficulty, I will see six courses. If I also select the 'Course' tag under Course Type, it will narrow it down to 2 courses because these are the only courses that have both the 'Intermediate' and 'Course' tag associated with them. 

 

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