Associating Tags to Courses and Live Training Events

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You can use tags to categorize courses or events by attributes that you define. Students can then use the search bar on the course catalog and course series pages to search for content, which use tags on courses as one type of keyword to search for content.

If filter groups are enabled on the course catalog, course series, or live training event calendar, students can filter by clicking on tags within and between filter groups on the left filter bar to find content that applies to what they’re looking for on your training site.

  • If students select one or more tags within a filter group, the course catalog, course series, or live training events page will only show courses or events that include any of the selected tags.
  • If students select tags from different filter groups, the course catalog, course series, or live training events page will show courses or events that include any of the tags in one filter group and any of the tags in the other filter group.

Tip: If you plan to have a lot of courses or events, we recommend using tags so that students can find the courses or events they're looking for as easily as possible.

 

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Learn more: Skilljar Academy Quick Tips video: Working with Tags.

 

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Associate tags

You can associate tags to a course and/or live training event in three different places in the Dashboard:

  1. You can associate tags to courses, events or filter groups in bulk on the New/Edit Tag page (Domains & Publishing > Tags > New Tag).
  2. You can associate tags to an event on the New/Edit Event page (Course Management > Course name > Lesson > New/existing Live Training lesson > New Event).
  3. You can associate tags to a course on the Publish Course page (Course Management > Course name > Manage Course > Publish course)

Note: A tag applied to a course or a course series will not automatically be applied to an event that is in that course or course series.

 

Associate tags to courses, events, or filter groups in bulk

  1. In the Dashboard left navigation bar, click Tags in the “Domains & Publishing” dropdown.
  2. Click New Tag to add a new tag, or click a tag name to edit a tag’s attributes.
  3. In the Tags section, type the tag(s) you want to add. Enter one tag per line.
  4. In the “Courses” section, click the plus (+) sign and select the courses to which you want to associate the tag(s), if any.
  5. In the “Events” section, click the plus (+) sign and select the upcoming event to which you want to associate the tag(s), if any.
  6. In the “Filter Groups” section, click the plus (+) sign and select the filter groups to which you want to associate the tag(s), if any.
  7. Click Save.

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Associate tags to an event

  1. In the Dashboard left navigation bar, click Courses in the “Course Management” dropdown.
  2. Click the course name that you want to edit.
  3. On the Curriculum tab, click New Lesson and select the Live Training lesson type.
  4. In the Live Training lesson “Content” section, click New Event and select the type of event you want.
  5. In the “Tags” section on the “Schedule Event” page:
    1. Type the tag(s) you want to add and associate with the event. Enter one tag per line; and/or
    2. Click the plus sign (+) in the Existing Tags section and select existing tag(s) you want to associate with the event.
  6. Click Save or Save and continue editing.

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Associate tags to a course

  1. In the Dashboard left navigation bar, click Courses in the “Course Management” dropdown.
  2. Click the course name that you want to edit.
  3. Click Manage Course.
  4. In the dropdown, click Publish course.
  5. In the “Tags” section on the “Publish Course” page:
    1. Type the tag(s) you want to add and associate with the course. Enter one tag per line; and/or
    2. Click the plus sign (+) in the Existing Tags section and select existing tag(s) you want to associate with the course.
  6. Click Save or Save and continue editing.

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Add tags to filter groups

To surface tags on the course catalog, you need to set the filter group that tag is associated with to be visible on the course catalog page.

Tags are organized by filter groups, which are specific to each type of page in your training site:

  1. Catalog filter group(s) are only visible on the Course Catalog.
  2. Course series filter group(s) are only visible on the Course Series page.
  3. Calendar filter group(s) are only visible on the Calendar page.

You can add a tag to one or multiple types of filter groups. For example, you can add a specific tag to a calendar filter group and a catalog filter group.

Note: Filter groups are specific to each type of page in your training site. For example, if you create a filter group on the Course Catalog page, that filter group will not be available to use on the Course Series page or the Calendar page.

Learn more: Enable advanced filters for a course series, live training events calendar, or course catalog

 

Frequently asked questions

How can I share courses related to a specific tag(s) with students?

You can send a tagged URL to students if you want to share your course catalog with the courses tagged with a specific tag(s). On your course catalog, you can click a tag(s) and your training site URL will then include the tag(s) and associated filter group at the end of the URL.

For example, this training site URL includes courses tagged with the "ebooks" tag in the "type" filter group: http://training.skilljar.com/#type_ebooks

 

How can I share events related to a specific tag(s) with students?

You can send a tagged URL to students if you want to share your live training events calendar with events tagged with a specific tag(s). On your calendar, you can click a tag(s) and your training site URL will then include the tag(s) and associated filter group at the end of the URL.

For example, this training site URL includes events with the "boston" tag in the "location" filter group: http://training.skilljar.com/calendar/#location_boston

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