Content will only display in your site's catalog once you release a course or choose to show content in the catalog. Your public catalog page is always your site URL with the slug /catalog at the end. By default, a catalog widget is present on that page. When you release a content item, it will show in your public catalog page within the catalog widget.
A released content item may also show in other catalog widgets across your site. If you do not want all released content to show in a specific catalog widget, you can customize the catalog widget's settings to only include certain content or exclude certain content.
Releasing content only applies to public catalog widgets outside of panoramas.
Where do I find this?
Content > Manage Content > Click on Content Title > Release Step
How do I do this?
To release a course to the catalog:
- From your homepage, select Content, then Manage Content.
- Click the Content Title for to the course you want to alter and go to the Release Step.
Review the Summary on the Release Step to make sure everything is set up properly before Releasing.
- Click the Release button at the top right.
- You will have the option to schedule the Release for a specific day, but it's totally optional.
- If you'd like to Release the content item now, click Save.
What else do I need to know?
- Enrollment dates affect the date learners can actually purchase that piece of content. Set the dates in the future to keep the cart closed but in waitlist mode to collect emails for interested learners.
- Access dates affect the dates the course will be available and accessible to registered learners. Set the dates in the future if you want to be sure learners will not have access to a course even if they register early.
- You can always unrelease a course or choose to hide content in the catalog at any time.
You can provision content to Panorama accounts regardless of whether the content has been released. Meaning, you can add content to a Panorama account that is not accessible to the public, and vice versa. Releasing content only affects whether learners on your public site will be able to see the content in your catalog—Panorama users will automatically see any content provisioned to their account, whether public or private. See our article on Provisioning Access to Panoramas for more information.