Associating Tags to Catalog Pages, Learning Paths, Plans, and Live Training Events

by Macz Norton
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You can use tags to categorize courses or events by attributes that you define, making them easier for students to search for. In this article, we'll explain what tags are and how to associate them with different aspects of your training platform.

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What are tags & how do you associate them with content?

Tags can be used to categorize courses or events. You can create tags and associate them with catalog pages, courses, learning paths, and events. Students can then use the search bar on the course catalog and catalog pages to search for content which uses the tags as one type of keyword to search for content.

If filter groups are enabled on the catalog pages, learning paths, or live training event calendar, students can filter by selecting 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 catalog pages, learning paths, plans, 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 catalog pages, learning paths, plans, 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.

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

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.

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

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Associate tags to catalog pages, learning paths, plans, events, or filter groups in bulk

  1. Go to your Skilljar dashboard, expand the Domains & Publishing header on the left, and select  Tags to open the tag page.
  2. Select New Tag to add a new tag, or select a tag name to edit a tag’s settings.
  3. In the Tags section, type the tag(s) name you want to add. Enter one tag per line.

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  4. Choose which section you want to edit (Catalog pages, plans, published paths, published courses, and events), and select plus (+) sign next to your choice to expand for more options. 
  5. Select the topic that you want to associate the tag(s) with. For example, if you selected Published Courses, select the course(s) you want to associate the tag with.

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  6. Select Save to finish or Save and Continue Editing to save and add more tags.

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Associate tags to an event

  1. Go to your Skilljar dashboard, expand the Course Management header, and select Courses to open the Courses page. 
  2. Select the course name that you want to edit.
  3. On the Curriculum tab, select New Lesson and then the Live Training lesson type.
  4. In the Live Training lesson “Content” section, select New Event to open the Scheduled Event (Calendar) page. 
  5. Scroll down to the Tags section. You can add and associate tags in two ways:
    • New or Existing Tags section: To manually enter new or existing tags, type in the tag(s) you want to add and associate with the course in the text box. Enter one tag per line.
    • Existing Tags section: Select the plus sign (+) next to Your Tags and select the existing tag(s) you want to associate with the course.
  6. Select Save to complete or Save and continue editing.

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Associate tags to a course

  1. Go to your Skilljar dashboard, expand the Course Management header, and select Courses to open the Courses page.
  2. Select the course name that you want to edit.
  3. Select Manage Course and then choose Publish course from the drop-down selection.
  4. Scroll down to the Tags section. You can add and associate tags in two ways:
    • New or Existing Tags section: To manually enter new or existing tags, type in the tag(s) you want to add and associate with the course in the text box. Enter one tag per line.
    • Existing Tags section: Select the plus sign (+) next to Your Tags and select the existing tag(s) you want to associate with the course.
  5. Select Save to complete or Save and continue editing

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Associate tags to a catalog page

  1. Go to your Skilljar dashboard, expand the Domains & Publishing header and then select Domains to access the Domains page.
  2. Select Catalog Pages to open a page with a list of your catalog pages.

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  3. Select the catalog page you want to manage to open the settings page for it.
  4. Scroll down to the “Tags” section. You can add and associate tags in two ways:
    • New or Existing Tags section: To manually enter new or existing tags, type in the tag(s) you want to add and associate with the course in the text box. Enter one tag per line.
    • Existing Tags section: Select the plus sign (+) next to Your Tags and select existing tag(s) you want to associate with the course.

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  5. Select Save or Save and continue editing.

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Associate tags to a Plan

  1. In the Dashboard left navigation bar, select Domains in the "Domains & Publishing" dropdown to access the Domains page.
  2. Select Plans to open a page with a list of your Plans.

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  3. Select the plan you want to manage to open the settings page for it.
  4. Scroll down to the “Tags” section. You can add and associate tags in two ways:
    • New or Existing Tags section: To manually enter new or existing tags, type in the tag(s) you want to add and associate with the course in the text box. Enter one tag per line.
    • Existing Tags section: Select the plus sign (+) next to Your Tags and select existing tag(s) you want to associate with the course.

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  5. Select Save or Save and continue editing.

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Add tags to filter groups

To see tags on the course catalog, you need to set the filter group that the 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. Learning Path filter group(s) are only visible on the Learning Path page.
  3. Plan filter group(s) are only visible on the Plans page.
  4. 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 Learning Path page or the Calendar page.

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

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Frequently asked questions

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

You can send a tagged web address/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 web address/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

 

If I apply a tag to a catalog page, will the events or courses within that page also inherit that tag?

Tags applied to a catalog page work independently of the courses that are located on that page. This is true for events that are within courses. Tags are applied to each object individually and are not inherited or nested.

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