If your institution has the Original experience, your courses appear in the Original Course View.

If your institution has the Ultra experience, you may be allowed to have a mix of courses in the Ultra Course View and the Original Course View. Choose the course view that works best for each of your courses. Both course views appear seamlessly in your course list.

Compare the experiences and course views

Explore the Courses tab

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Ultra" help about the courses list.

The Courses tab contains a list of the courses you're enrolled in or teaching. Your institution can rename any of the tabs.

  1. Course Search: Students can search for a course, and if allowed, preview the course. Type a keyword or text string in the box, select Go. The results appear on the Browse Course Catalog page.
  2. Course List: From the list, you can access any course you're enrolled in or teaching.
  3. Course Catalog: You can search the catalog for courses or organizations. Select a category link or select Browse Course Catalog to begin your search.

If your institution has access to the community engagement features, the organization catalog lists all organizations in categories, such as organization type or semester availability.

Guests are able to browse the catalog and preview courses. Guests don't have access to the entire course. Instructors control if users are allowed to preview a course before enrollment.

Your institution may use a different catalog or no catalog at all.

Browse the course catalog

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Ultra" help about the course catalog.

You can search for courses or organizations with a keyword or a specific category. The links in the catalog display instructor information and an optional course description.

Select View Course Catalog on the gateway page. Or, log in and open the Courses tab or the Community tab to browse the listings.

  1. Search Catalog: Use the menus to limit the search.
  2. Go: Search for a course.
  3. View Textbooks: Select to open a new window and view textbooks for a course.

Hide a course in your list

You use the same steps to hide a course from the Courses tab or from the My Courses module on the My Institution tab.

  1. Select the Manage icon that appears when you point to the module.
  2. On the Personalize: My Courses page, locate the row for the course you want to hide and clear the check box in the Course Name column.
  3. Be sure all check marks are cleared in that course's row.
  4. Repeat for any courses you want to hide.
  5. Select Submit.

ULTRA: Explore the courses page

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Original" help about the courses tab.

From the list where your name appears, you can view a list of your courses. You can return to previous courses to review content, reuse material, and prepare your future courses.

Your institution controls the page that appears after you log in.

On the Courses page, you can access all of your courses, no matter which course view they're delivered in. The Ultra Course View and the Original Course View appear seamlessly in the list. The Original Course View now appears with a new design, and any previous themes or color selections are overridden. Course cards include an Original Course View label when delivered in this format.

Each course card lists the course ID, course title, and instructor. If your course has multiple instructors, select Multiple Instructors for a list. Select More info to see the description and schedule, if added.

Filter or search your list. Use the Filter menu to modify your view of the page. Your filtered list stays as you access courses. If you navigate to another page, all courses show again. Use the search function to find courses on the current page.

Browse by term. Move to past, current, and upcoming courses. If you teach a lot of courses, you can choose how many appear on each page. At the bottom of the list, you'll find a page selector to navigate through long lists.

View your favorites quickly. If you access a course frequently, you can select the star icon to add it to your favorites so it appears at the top of the list. No more scrolling! You can select the star icon again to remove a course from your favorites.

You can't reorder courses in the list. Courses are listed in alphabetical order and grouped by term with the newest courses first. Your favorites appear at the top of the page.

Manage your courses. You can set your courses to these states:

  • Open: You can open a course when you're ready for students to participate.
  • Private: You can make a course private while you add or experiment with content, and then open it to students when you're ready. Students see private courses in their course lists, but they can't access them.

    You can't make a course private during an active term. If a user needs access to a private course, contact your administrator about a course's settings.

  • Hide: You can choose to hide a course from your course list to organize your view. Activity for hidden courses no longer appears in the global pages about all your courses, such as Grades. Only instructors have the option to hide courses. To show a hidden course, filter the list by Hidden from me > open a course's menu > select Show course.
  • Complete: You can choose to set your course to Complete when the course has ended, but you can no longer make changes to it. Students can access the content, but they can't participate in the course any longer. For example, they can't reply to discussions or submit assignments. You can return the course to Open or Private as you want. However, if a course has an end date, and the end date passes, then students can't access the course any longer. So, if you complete a course and open it again after the end date, students can't access it. Complete applies to the Ultra Course View only.

    More on completing a course or reversing your decision

Change your view. You can view the Courses page as a list or a grid. In grid view, you can customize the image on your course cards.

In the Original Course View, the image you add appears as or replaces the current course banner.

The minimum size for images is 1200 x 300 pixels with an aspect ratio of 4:1. Use this measurement to ensure the best quality. Open the menu in the top-right corner of a course card's image and select Edit course image to upload a new image.

Text isn't recommended for the course card image. If you use text, center the text both vertically and horizontally in the image. Wrap longer text over multiple lines so the text isn't cut off in smaller breakpoints.

ULTRA: How do terms work?

Terms are defined time periods that help institutions organize courses according to the academic calendar. Your institution may use terms to group your courses and control availability in bulk.

The term's start and end dates control where associated courses appear on the Courses page:

  • If the term duration has elapsed, the course appears in Past Courses with the term name as the page title. Your students won't have access to these courses.
  • If the term duration is in the present, the course appears in Current Courses with the term name as a group.
  • If the term start and end dates are both in the future, the course appears in Upcoming Courses with the term name as a group. Your students won't have access to these courses.

If your course isn't associated with a term or uses custom start and end dates and is currently active, it appears in the Assorted dates group on the Current Courses page. Non-term courses appear on the Past Courses page when they end or on the Upcoming Courses page if they start in the future.

ULTRA: Browse the Course Catalog

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Original" help about the course catalog.

You can use the course catalog to browse the courses offered at your institution. You can find the Course Catalog link on the Courses page.

In the catalog, you can search for courses based on these fields:

  • Course ID
  • Course Name
  • Course Description
  • Course Instructor
  • Course Term

After you select the field type, type a search term or phrase. By default, the search looks for any course that contains your search term. You can change this operation to search courses that equal or start with your search term instead. You can also select Not blank to see the full list of available courses.

Select Go to start your search. If your list of results is too long, you can refine the results with the Creation Date filter. Choose a date and whether the course was created before or after that date.

Select a course in the results to preview the content. If the course allows self-enrollment, you can enroll in the course immediately. In the course catalog, open a course's menu and select Enroll.