What are categories?
  • 28 Nov 2023
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What are categories?

Article summary

Categories are a way of grouping your courses, programs and certifications. You can think of categories as folders, used to organise your learning content in intuitive ways. For example, you could create categories for different types of learning (such as compliance, onboarding, etc.), or for courses in different languages. Each course, program or certification needs to sit within a category, and only exists within one category.

Here are a few common tasks to get you started with categories on your site:

Tenant categories

When you have multitenancy enabled and add a new tenant to your site a new category will be created automatically.

This category should be used for any courses aimed exclusively at members of the tenant. You can still enrol tenant members on courses from other categories, but this category should only contain tenant-specific learning.

Sorting categories

Categories may be sorted by ascending/descending category name, or category ID numbers on the Course and category management page by selecting All categories from the Sorting dropdown and selecting how you want to sort the categories from the dropdown lists.

List of course categories sorted in ascending alphabetical order.

The Totara Academy has a whole course dedicated to using Courses and categories in Totara. Here you can see best practice, learn more and give it a go yourself.

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