There are two options for organizing your site catalog: Custom Content Fields and Curated Categories. While both can be used, each has its own uses and differences. You'll need to decide which method is more appropriate for your learning site. See our Custom Content Fields vs. Curated Categories article for more information.
The Curated Categories options allows you to define categories and subcategories so that learners view results one category at a time (e.g., "easy"). This is a good option if you have a lot of content and would like to curate categories instead of displaying all content. For example:
- Category: Difficulty
- Subcategory 1: Easy
- Subcategory 2: Medium
- Subcategory 3: Challenging
To allow learners to search for "easy", you would want to consider using custom fields. See our Applying Custom Content Fields in the Catalog article for more information.
Where do I find this?
Settings > Content > Organization & Display
How do I do this?
- From your homepage, select Settings.
- From the left menu, select Content and then Organization & Display.
- Scroll down the page and locate the Catalog section. Click the Show Advanced button at the bottom of the section.
- From here, click Curate Categories to begin adding your categories and subcategories.
- Enter a Category Label for each category you'd like to add.
- Next, click Add a subcategory and complete the fields for as many subcategories as needed:
- Subcategory Label: the title related to your subcategory.
- Content Query: each subcategory requires you to either select individual pieces of content, or to use content query language to determine what content should appear by default.
- Subcategory Description: the description that displays when the subcategory is selected in the catalog.
- Click Done.
- Continue creating categories and subcategories as needed.
- Click Save.
What else do I need to know?
- If you no longer want to curate your categories, simply delete any categories you’ve created and use Custom Content Fields instead.
What does this look like?
Click Curate Categories to begin adding your categories and subcategories.
You will be prompted to enter a Category Label for each category you'd like to add. Next, click Add a subcategory and complete the fields for as many subcategories as needed: