Find out more about search rules

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Displayed content

A maximum of 10 clickable results are displayed, grouped by type in this order:

  1. Program sessions (open, future or closed):
    • From the catalog;
    • Invitations/registrations (group, or individual);
    • Created sessions (or tutor);
  2. Paths;
  3. Courses (from the catalog, in progress or done, but not drafts nor archived);
  4. Course activities;
  5. Learning needs
  6. Users (from the connected user’s groups);
  7. Groups (in which the connected user’s has a role);
  8. Documents (from completed courses or accessible posts);
  9. Skills (from sessions and courses). 

Searchable content

  • Program sessions
    • name/title
    • description
    • name of a course within the session
  • Paths
    • name/title
  • Courses
    • name/title
    • description
    • questions/cheat sheets names (not document page name)
  • Activities
    • name/title
  • Learning needs
    • name/title
  • Users
    • first name
    • last name
  • Groups
    • name/title
  • Documents
    • name/title
  • Skills
    • name/title

When a skill is found corresponding to what is in the search bar, it is shown on the box on the right. If the user clicks on it, he is sent to the BROWSE tab with the selected skill or topic checked.

Additional rules

  • Diacritics (é, è, etc.) and conjugations can be searched

Searching for the element without the diacritics will show it, and searching with a wrong diacritic will show elements without it. 

  • Underscores prevent indexing 

If your search includes underscores (such as "Module_Healthcare_Version1"), it won't be indexed in the search bar. 

We suggest replacing underscores with spaces in the title.

  • Emojis cannot be searched

If you are using emojis in the title of a course/program, make sure to add a blank space between the emoji and the object to improve search capabilities. If the object comes right behind the emoji, it will not show in the results. 

Example: 🚀 Roll out your first training program instead of 🚀Roll out your first training program

  • Partial search is tolerated

You can use partial words for names/titles, although the search will be faster with full words (like "features" for the course "new features") and slightly slower with partial words (like "fea").

  • Other fields

For other fields for program sessions and courses, you have to type full words (ex: if the description of the session is "amazing session", if I enter "amazing", the search will prompt the session, but not if I enter "ama").

Searching using activity title will be available only one day after the creation/update of the object (it takes time to compute and we'll do it every day, not "live").

  • Results are ranked
    • Title: 10
    • Keyword: 5
    • Description: 3
    • Other fields: 1
  • Results are language-dependent

Results will vary depending on the language of the platform (interface language) and of the training (course).

For example, words like "the" will be ignored in English (to give more weight to more relevant words), but not in French.

Plurals, conjugations are different in all languages and the algorithm adapts to return the most relevant items.

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