Use the Global Search bar in the CLE to find courses, users, activities, resources, and even text within resources and activities.
Searches can be launched from any page in the CLE.
Search results are displayed in three parts.
- Title – The name of the item that matches your search, or the container in which your result was found (i.e. the name of the activity in which the text was found)
- Preview text – A preview of the content surrounding the search result
- Contextual links – “Breadcrumb” trail, or path of links that leads to the search result
To restrict your search results, edit the filters available on the search results page.
- Title: Restrict your search to items with names that match your keywords (i.e., if you want to find John Doe’s profile page but not forum posts in which his name is mentioned).
- Searched area: Restrict your search to selected types of items (i.e., search only forums or only for courses in your “My courses” list). You can set multiple items for your search.
- Courses: Restrict your search to content within a specific course. You can set multiple courses for your search.
- Users: Restrict your search to users who are enrolled in or affiliated with the course you're looking for.
- Modified after Restrict your search to items that were created or changed after a specific date.
- Modified before Restrict your search to items that were created or changed before a specific date.