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Configuring Catalog Management

Administrators can determine the availability of tools related to the Learning Objects Catalog, and make these tools and the ability to submit entries to the catalog available based on user role.

Some of these options are only available if your school licenses community engagement.

The Manage Catalog tool can be set to available or unavailable system wide. If it is set to available, users with specific roles are selected to manage the Learning Objects catalog. This includes adding and editing catalog categories and managing catalog entries. This tool appears in the Content Collection menu for all catalog managers.

If your school licenses community engagement, specific roles can be selected to manage the catalog. If your school does not license community management, only administrators can act as catalog managers.

How to Set Catalog Management Options

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Content Management, click Learning Objects Catalog.
  2. Select Catalog Management Options. The following table describes the available fields.
  3. In the System Availability field , click Yes to make the Manage Catalog tool available on the system. If No is selected, this tool will be available only to administrators. If your school licenses community engagement, select which roles in the Items to Select list have access the Manage Catalog tool and use the arrows to move these roles into the Selected Items list.
  4. Click Submit.