Featured Courses

If you want to highlight a set of courses for your student-users, but don’t want to enroll them upfront, you can feature courses at their location using tools included with the Latitude Learning LMS. Portal Administrators establish Featured Course lists from the Course and from the Location:

  • From the Course: Identify the Course, then select one or more Locations for which the course will be featured. 
  • From the Location: Identify the Location, then select and feature an ordered set of Courses for all users logging into that organization. 

When Featured Courses are assigned to a given Location, a new expandable section displays on the Classic Home page of any user who logs in at that location. “Featured Courses” top the list of training items displayed on the page, allowing users to easily see and access important courses. The LMS also automatically updates and displays a user’s status information tied to a Featured event, once the user begins to interact with that course through enrollment, launch, and completion.

 

Featured Courses are also available on our new user interface Navigation page. If the association is made between a location and at least one Featured course and if the Featured Course icon is set to Display under Site Management > Edit Navigation Page, users at that location using the Navigation page will see a Featured Course  icon. They can open that page to view Featured Courses:




Set Up a Course to be Featured in Multiple Locations

To set up a featured course from the Edit Course Details page:
  1. On the Course Details page, select the General tab.
  2. Click the plus “+” symbol next to Additional Information to expand the form. 
  3. In the “Featured In” field, click Select Organizations to search for and select the locations in which you want to feature the course. The only organizational level allowed is Location. The selected locations will display in a list.
  4. For each location listed, enter an Ordinal number to determine the sort order in which you want this course to appear with other featured courses, under the Featured Courses heading. You can choose the same number or different numbers by location. For instance, it may be the most important course for one location and is assigned an ordinal “1”. At another location, there are two other courses with higher visibility and this course may only be assigned an ordinal of “3” there. If you do not provide an ordinal, the featured courses display alphabetically.  
  5. To delete a featured location assignment for the course, select the Delete check box to the right of the course.
  6. Click Save Course.

These are the results of the setup shown in Step 2:

 



Set Up a Location to Feature Multiple Courses

To set up a featured course from the Organization Details page, you must first create and save the course. Once the course is created:
  1. From the left navigation menu, select Locations (or Organizations => Search Organizations) to find and select the desired Location.
  2. On the Organization Details page, select the Featured Courses tab. Complete field entries on this tab as described below.
  3. In the Courses section, select Add Courses to search for and select the courses you want to feature for this location (or add to the list already featured). The selected courses will display in a list.
  4. For each course listed, enter an Ordinal number to determine the sort order in which you want this course to appear with other featured courses, under the Featured Courses heading. If no Ordinal is specified, the list will sort alphabetically.
  5. To delete a featured course assignment for the location, select the Delete check box to the right of the course.
  6. Click Submit to save changes.

These are the results of the setup shown in Step 2: