Create and Edit Builder Catalog Pages

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Catalog pages on Skilljar help organize and deliver your content in more customizable ways.

Skilljar's new tool for building catalog pages is for customers who want to simplify the maintenance of their academy. You can create pages using Builder Pages or our Classic catalog pages

Builder Pages serve the same purpose as our Classic catalog pages, with a few enhancements. You can now build a page using blocks of content, so that you can better preview your page while you build in the editor.

Builder Pages allow you to customize your catalog pages without the need of heavy coding. With Builder Pages, you can add a hero image, add multiple course tile sections, add an announcement bar, and more.

Create a new Builder Catalog Page

  1. Go to your Skilljar Dashboard, and select Domains & Publishing, or expand the Domains & Publishing header, and select Domains to open the Domains page.
  2. Find the domain you want to add to the catalog page to and select Catalog Pages. You’ll be redirected to the Catalog Pages tab that lists all of your existing pages. The house icon identifies your Catalog Home Page.
  3. Select New Page
  4. Enter a page title and update the URL to be unique (if necessary).
  5. Select Build Your Page (with the paint palette icon).

Adding a Block to a Page

Content Blocks are the elements you can use to add content to your Builder Page.  

  1. Select the Add Content to Page button
  2. You will see a variety of content blocks to choose from
    • HTML/Text Block - a blank HTML block where you can add text, images, videos, links, etc
    • Hero Image - usually found at the top of a page, this is a pre-formatted background image with text and a button overlaid
    • Catalog Tiles - select Catalog Tiles to add to the page, you can add several of these to a page
    • Announcement Bar - usually found beneath the hero image, this is a clickable linked text area with a color background
  1. You can add multiple of each block types to a page. You can add up to 15 blocks on one page.

Adding HTML/Text to your page 

  1. Add block to page
  2. Use HTML editor 
  3. If you would like to add or edit code to your page, use the Source Code button

Adding a Hero Image to your page

A hero image is the banner image, text, and button at the top of your page.

  1. Add Hero image block to page
  2. Click the block to edit
  3. Text: Type within the same line of the text. You can use the Text Color setting to edit the color of the text
  4. Button: Click on the button, and use the link button to edit the text on the button and the URL link
  5. Image: Click the image and use the  Insert/edit image button to replace the image. Skilljar recommends you fill out the Alt Tag information for the image. For best results, images should be at least 1200 pixels wide with a 2:3 ratio, so that the image can translate well in mobile formats.

Adding Catalog Tiles to your page

Catalog items are displayed as tiles.

  1. Select ‘Catalog Tiles’ block
  2. You can use the Section header and Section sub-header areas to add in text to display above you block of catalog tiles
  3. Use the Catalog Tile list to select the Catalog Tiles you would like to display 
  4. Select Add to page
  5. To edit the tiles in the section, use the ellipses menu and select Edit

Adding an Announcement Bar Block

 An Announcement Bar is a long link banner across the entire width of the page. It is great for announcements for your customers about new offerings or any upcoming trainings.

  1. Add block to the page
  2. Click the block to edit
  3. TBD on how to change the color
  4. Use the link button to edit the Text to Display and the URL link
  5. Highlight the text and use the  Text Color setting to change the color of the text
  6. The Announcement Bar is set to the same color as your button color. In order to update this color, you will need to update your button color on the Theme page. 

Reorder Content Blocks

  1. On any Content block, select the ellipses menu in the upper right corner. Select Reorder
  2. Change the numerical order of the blocks (or drag and drop) and hit the Done button at the bottom of the content

Understand Catalog Page Settings

The gear icon in the upper left corner of the page will take you to your page settings. These settings are simplified in the new experience to help you quickly build and publish your pages.

Title: The title of your page will appear on the Catalog Page tile on your domain. It will also appear on the browser tab. Max character limit: 500 characters. Edit your Page Title by clicking into the white title field at the top of the page and hitting Save

URL: This is the web address of the page.

  • Use the default URL or customize your URL. 
  • After your Catalog Page has been published, we recommend that you don't change the URL so that students can access the page successfully.

Short Description (optional): Describe what your catalog page is about.

  • Add a short description to improve your search engine optimization (SEO).
  • The short description is hidden by default on Catalog Page tiles. If you want the short description to appear on the Catalog Page tile, you can do so by adding a code snippet to the theme applied to your domain. 
  • Max character limit: 200 characters.

Tile Image: The image you choose here will appear when you nest your catalog page on another page. The tile image on this page serves as your training domain’s preview image on social media channels. Minimum dimensions: 1200 x 720px

Tile Callout: Add a tile callout that appears on the bottom corner of your tile. Max character limit: 15 characters

Group Visibility: Use the Group Visibility Settings on the Groups Page to change what students can see this page. 

Edit an existing Catalog Page

  1. Go to your Skilljar Dashboard, and select Domains & Publishing and select Domains to open the Domains page.
  2. Find the domain with the Catalog Page you want to edit and select Catalog Pages. You’ll be redirected to the Catalog Pages tab that lists all of your existing pages. The house icon identifies your Catalog Home Page.
  3. Select the title of the existing catalog page you want to update. 
  4. Update the Catalog Page.
  5. When you're finished, select Save. 

FAQ

Where is Search on my page? Where are my filters?

Those features are not currently available for Builder Pages. 

Currently, you can use a Classic catalog page to create a search page. We encourage you to create a classic catalog page to contain your entire catalog of courses and pages, which is both searchable and utilizes filters. You can link to this “course catalog” on your home page. 

To take advantage of Builder Page functionality, you can create a more streamlined experience for your learners. Start with catalog pages which have a small number of courses targeted at an individual’s learning needs. You can then use the Group Home Pages feature to create a home page based on an individual’s group designation. Learn more at Configuring Default Home Pages for Groups. Having a smaller number of courses per page helps reduce a user’s cognitive load. 

Some of my fonts, catalog tiles, or colors on my Builder Pages don’t match my Classic Pages, how do I update these?

In order to help make page creation and customization easier Builder Pages are created in a new way, because of this some of your custom code snippets for your themes may not affect the elements on your new pages in the same way as Classic Pages. 

Skilljar has done some work on your themes to approximate existing tile styles, fonts, and banner colors on your academy. Soon these settings will be available on your theme page. 

If you have previously customized your tiles using custom code, it will not apply to these pages. If you have engaged technical services to customize your tiles, you can contact your technical services contact.  

How do I add more space around the Catalog Tile Block, Announcement Blocks and Hero Image Blocks?

You can add a HTML content block and use the enter key to add several spaces between elements on the page. This creates a “spacer” block that you can use on your page wherever you need to add more space. 

 

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