Learners can search much of the content of your course, including the course title, description, text, and video transcripts. Learners can search inside individual courses, or they can search all the courses that they are enrolled in at one time. When learners search all their courses at one time, they can filter search results based on course subject, type, and language.
Before learners can search your course, Studio must index your course content. Studio indexes your course content automatically every time you make a change to the content. You can also manually begin an indexing operation in Studio. To do this, select Reindex in the upper right corner of the Course Outline page.
The search engine returns not only exact matches for search terms, but also matches that contain the search term. These matches must contain the entire search term. For example, a search for “grade” returns results for “grades” and “graded”, but a search for “graded” would not return “grade” or “grades”.
When the search engine returns results, either for an individual course or across all courses, learners can select any search result to view that result in the course body.
For more information about the learner experience, see openlearners:SFD Search.
Studio indexes most content that learners see on the Course page. However, Studio does not index course exercises and problems, including homework and exam problems. Studio also does not index course handouts or discussions. However, learners can search course discussions by using the Search all posts field on the Discussions page.