Search for Assets and Folders
Note: The Evaluation search function does not allow search at the folder level.
Because this tool uses the same underlying search engine as the SEARCH&LEARN™ tool used by learners, you can use it create several different kinds of search expressions. However, unlike with SEARCH&LEARN, you can use it to search for folders, and you cannot use it to perform "searches within search results."
To use the search tool
Configuring the Search Tool
There are several search settings that you can configure to modify how the search results are displayed. For example, one setting determines the order of the categories that are shown in the results. Another setting determines how many items to show in each category. The effects of both of these settings are shown below.
Another search setting determines the number of items that are shown when you view the search results for a specific category (by clicking the View More link shown in the preceding image). The effects of this setting are shown below. Depending on the number of items returned for a category, and the value of this setting, the search results may span multiple pages.
The search engine ranks all search results not only by the number of occurrences of the search term, but also by their location. Results found in titles and headings are given greater weight than occurrences in the body of the text. Not only are search results listed in relevant order, but sections and topics within each course, book, or simulation are also ranked by relevancy, presenting the top results for single-click access to the content.
You may specify words or phrases alone or grouped in Boolean combinations. Phrases are groups of words enclosed in quotation marks.
The search engine is not case-sensitive.
The following are examples of search expressions:
Searching for Specific Learning Assets
For the best results, search for the learning asset's ID number (such as a course number). If you are searching for a learning asset by its title, place the title in quotes to conduct an exact phrase search. This is particularly important if the title contains a Boolean operator (AND, OR, or NOT).
Example: "Budgeting and Financial Management: Planning Your Budget"