Restricted catalogs are catalogs that only groups and/or users within the Learning Management System can view based on the catalog settings you choose.
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This article will cover the process of setting up restricted catalogs. You'll first need to set up the catalogs within the Learning Management System.
Click "Build Course Catalog & Layout" from the admin menu.
Click "Select restricted catalogs".
You'll now see a list of catalogs that have been setup in your Learning Management System. The catalogs listed in the image below are just an example. You'll see different catalogs in your LMS.
The catalogs with check marks are restricted. The catalogs without check marks are not restricted. In the example below, any user can access "Personal Development Series" and Professional Development". Only learners with specific permissions (that you set) can access the other 3 catalogs.
How to give users access to restricted catalogs
Click"More User Actions" from the admin menu.
Click "Change catalog access for a user".
You'll then be prompted to select a user. Please note - you can select multiple users by holding down the control key on your keyboard. Once you've selected your user(s) click the next button.
You'll now see a list of catalogs that are setup in your Learning Management System. Click the box next to the catalog that you want your user(s) to have access to. In the example pictured below, the learner will have access to Franchising 101, but none of the other catalogs. When you are ready, click the "Finish" button.
How to give groups and/or group administrators access to restricted catalogs
This process works very much like the process described above for users.
Click "More Group Actions" from the admin menu.
On the main admin page for the groups functionality, you'll see the 2 options pictured below. You can define catalog access for either group administrators and/or groups. Make your choice, then click the next button.
The following steps are all described above. This process works exactly the same as the users process.
- You'll be prompted to either select a group(s) or group administrator(s).
- Once you have select the group(s) or group administrator(s), click the next button.
- You'll now see a list of catalogs that are setup in your Learning Management System. When you are ready, click the "Finish" button.