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Organize Course Catalogs by Major


Posted by Sarah Robinson  1/27/2016   0 Comments

In the Latitude Learning LMS, Majors are used as a grouping mechanism to organize courses within a catalog. Categorize your courses by training topic or departmental program. This document describes how to add a major, manage major records, and utilize majors in course catalog search tools.


Add a New Major

You can add a course major from the left navigation menu, by clicking Course Support => Add Major. Here are key parameters that appear on the Add Major form. Please note that asterisks (*) in the form indicate a required field.

Screenshot of Add Major page.

  • Owner Organization: Select one or more organizations that will have access to this major. Course and resource sharing occurs at the Business Unit level. Only courses affiliated with the selected organization may be added to this major.
  • Code: Enter a unique code that identifies the major
  • Language: Indicate the language used in course material. You must first save the entry in English, then provide translated versions.
  • Name: Enter the name of course major.
  • Description: Optional free text entry field to describe course major.
  • Ordinal: Indicate the order in which the major should appear when listed; the lower the number, the higher it appears on the list.
  • Status: Indicate the status of the major, either Active or Inactive.

Click Submit to complete the process. The window will refresh and display an "Add successful" status message to confirm the updates. 

Edit Majors

To update an existing major, select Course Support => Search Majors from the left navigation menu and conduct your search. 

  1. From the list of results, click on the linked Major Name to open the record for editing.
  2. The Edit Major page is similar to the Add Major form, where you can make changes to the categorical information. Note: Only LMS administrators with sufficient access rights may find and edit a major from the same Business Unit.
  3. Click Submit to save. 

The window will refresh and display an "Add successful" status message to confirm the updates. 

Search Courses by Major

Majors are a required element in course creation. Therefore, every LMS comes with a default “COMPANY Shared Major.” Any LMS feature that offers a Search Course or Course Picker option (e.g. Enroll Others, Training Calendar) will offer "Major" as a filter criterion. 

Example of Course Picker window.




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