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iSpring Learn update: create your course catalog

4 minutes

This July, we’ll come up with the next iSpring Learn update — the course catalog.

The catalog is an open collection of training resources available for all your learners. For example, these can be professional development courses, reference books, and personal enrichment courses. All users of your iSpring Learn account can view the catalog items, and it’s up to each learner to decide which courses to take. For example, you can extend your main training program with books on negotiations and sign language, psychology and leadership classes, or some sketching and design tutorials.

How to add courses to the catalog

To open a course for all learners, just add it to the catalog. You don’t have to manually assign the course to each group or organization and specify that the course is optional.

In the Catalog settings, you can create categories; for example, History of Art, Leadership, and Motivation.

To add a course to the catalog, go to the Availability tab on the course page. Select a suitable category from thw Add course to a Catalog category drop-down list and click on Save. Now this course is available for all account users.

Note: You can also select several courses or folders and add them to the catalog with just one click. For example, you can select all books on sales and add them to a single category.

Plus, it’s up to you to decide which learners can access courses in the catalog. Select the option “Learners need administrator approval to view this course,” and the course will be available only for students who need to take it as part of the curriculum.

From the User portal, a learner can go to the Catalog tab and view all the courses in each category. They can choose a video lesson, lecture or book they like, and add it to their course list.

The course will appear in the To Do tab. Here, a learner can find courses assigned by the instructor and optional materials which they’ve added from the catalog.

The Catalog feature is already available for beta testing. If you want to give the new option a try, please contact us.