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Recent Updates

  • 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
  • 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
  • You can add subcatalogs in Canvas Catalog by creating a new catalog. Your domain catalog links your account in Canvas with your catalog home page and is created for you as part of the catalog setup process. Subcatalogs are linked to your domain catalog and allow you to associate specific listings for a department, organization, or team. Subcatalogs can be customized with their own branding and settings.

    By default, subcatalog listings are shown in the parent catalog as well as the subcatalog's individual URL path. However, subcatalogs can also be made private, where subcatalog listings are not shown in the parent catalog.

    Once you have created a subcatalog, you can manage your catalogs at any time to add customization options.

    Note: You cannot delete a subcatalog once it has been created.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: Nov 18, 2017

    How do I manage my catalogs?

    You can manage all of your catalogs and view an overall status on the Managed Catalogs page. Each catalog has its own settings and customization options.

    There are two types of catalogs: domain catalogs and subcatalogs. A domain catalog links your account in Canvas with your catalog home page and is created for you as part of the catalog setup process. A subcatalog creates a specific path URL where you can associate and brand specific listings for a department, organization, or team.

    Managing your catalogs allows you to add subcatalogs, manage user defined fields, customize catalogs, and manage categories.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • 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
  • Canvas Catalog lets you fully customize your catalog experience. You can customize an entire catalog with its own branding, settings, and other customization options.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Canvas admins are not automatically given access to the admin features in Canvas Catalog. Catalog admins can manage all course and program listings in Catalog, as well as user registration, reports, and promotions.

    If a Canvas admin needs to be an admin in Canvas Catalog, you will need to enable the catalog permission for the admin's role at the account level. For more information about permissions, please see the Canvas Admin Guide.

    Note: The catalog permission only appears in Permissions for institutions that have a Canvas Catalog account and does not apply to subaccount roles.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • When you sign up for Canvas Catalog, you must also have a Canvas Account. Your Canvas Account is the foundation for your catalog and houses all the courses that you create as part of your course or program listings.

    Catalog also uses the data within Canvas courses to determine the completion state of each catalog course or listing.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Download the Canvas Parent app on your iOS device to engage in your child's education.

    The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.