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  • As an admin, you can assign other Catalog users to be subaccount admins over an individual subcatalog. This feature allows you to delegate administration tasks such as downloading reports and managing listings. However, subaccount admins cannot manage API functionality for the subcatalog.

    Subcatalog admins can be any user who already has a Catalog account. Please note that any subaccount admin also inherits rights to manage any subcatalogs within a subcatalog.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: May 09, 2022

    How do I add a category to a catalog?

    When managing catalog categories, you can create categories for your catalog and subcatalogs. Categories are created from tags added to course or program listings, as well as subcatalog names.

    Any categories in the parent catalog can automatically apply to subcatalogs. However, you can choose to create your own categories for a subcatalog.

    • When viewing the parent catalog, the subcatalog list displays all subcatalogs in the account.
    • When viewing a subcatalog and inheriting categories is disabled, the subcatalog list is filtered to only show subcatalogs that descend directly from the subcatalog you are viewing.
    • The tags list always shows tags from all subcatalogs across the entire account.

     

    Note: In subcatalogs, you cannot add a new category if the subcatalog is inheriting categories from another catalog.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: May 09, 2022

    How do I export catalog reports?

    You can export all your catalog reports into a comma separated values (CSV) file.

    Currently the report does not offer any custom filter options and exports all report information for the account.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • If you set an enrollment cap as part of adding a course or adding a program, you can enable a wait list for the listing. A wait list allows students to add their names to a list to join a course or program when the enrollment cap has been reached. Learn more about enrollment cap limits in Catalog.

    When a student drops out of the course or program, the first student on the wait list will be added to the course. You can manage each course or program and view the list of students who have added their names to the wait list. Learn more about the wait list process for students.

    If no students drop a course or program, you can manually add students to a course from a wait list by changing the enrollment cap.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: May 09, 2022

    How do I access the Catalog API?

    If you are a Canvas admin and know how to use application program interface (API) commands, you can access the Catalog API to view information about your Catalog account.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • You can manage all of your user defined fields for a catalog by managing your catalog. User defined fields display in the user registration page when a user first registers for a course or program. Information in user defined fields can only be collected as part of new user registrations; the fields do not display when existing users enroll in a course.

    When user defined fields are created in the parent catalog, the fields can automatically be applied to each subcatalog. However, you can choose to create your own user defined fields in each subcatalog. User defined fields can be exported using the Catalog API.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • When creating or managing a catalog, you can create custom user defined fields. These fields allow you to customize your user registration beyond the default fields of Full Name and Email. Information in user defined fields can only be collected as part of new user registrations; the fields do not display when existing users enroll in a course.

    Any user defined fields in the parent catalog can automatically apply to subcatalogs. However, you can choose to create your own custom user defined fields for a subcatalog.

    Note: In subcatalogs, you cannot add a new field if the subcatalog is inheriting user defined fields from another catalog.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • To create a program, you must add requirements, which are the courses that students are required to finish to complete the program. Requirements can also include other programs added as subprograms. Learn how to manage program requirements.

    When adding requirements, courses and programs are set to be completed in the order they are added. However, you do have the option to allow students to complete the requirements in any order.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • When you create a course or program listing, you can set an enrollment cap for that course or program. Enrollment caps let you set a limit to the number of students who can enroll in the course or program. A wait list can be added to a listing as part of an enrollment cap.

    When an enrollment cap is added to a listing, the enrollment number always begins at zero, regardless if students are already enrolled in the listing. Please make sure that you set your enrollment cap before inviting users to enroll for the listing. Catalog does not verify enrollments against any users who may already be enrolled in a course or program. Users who are already enrolled in a course or program when the enrollment cap is added will not appear in the enrollment count for that listing.

    Notes:

    • Enrollment caps are applied per listing.
    • Course and program listings can have separate enrollment caps, regardless if a course is listed individually or as part of a program.
    • If a course is listed individually for enrollment and as part of a program, and both the program and the course have enrollment caps, the total number of enrollments allowed would be the sum of those cap limits.
    • For the wait list feature to take effect, students must drop courses from the Catalog dashboard. If a student drops a course from the Canvas dashboard, the course will be dropped, but the wait list feature will not know that a spot has become available in the course or program and will not notify the student next in line.
    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Requirements are the courses that students are required to finish to complete a catalog program. Within a program you can view current requirements and add or delete requirements.

    Each course listing in catalog is independent, even when it is associated with a program listing. Each requirement within the program has its own visibility and enrollment details. Learn how catalog requirements appear in program listings.

    Manual Catalog Guide