Create metadata fields that allow you to record and track additional information about a course.
To do so:
- Open Domain Settings.
- Click Add on the Metadata for courses card.
- Provide the following:
- Name: This names the field behind-the-scenes and is not visible to the users.
- Title: This appears wherever the metadata appears for users to complete.
- Input Type: This specifies how you want users to provide the metadata. Different input types require you to provide different information on this window.
- Default: This defines the state or content that you want present in the field when users first encounter it and is recorded and treated as metadata if it isn't changed (you may want a True/false field to record False unless changed by a user, for example).
- Indicate which options you want to apply:
- Visible to teacher: Check this box is you want teachers to be able to record and change Course Metadata. If you don't check this box, the field is only visible to admins.
- Read-only in subdomains: Check this box if you want the metadata to appear in subdomains, but not be editable.
- Hidden in subdomains: Check this box if you don't want the metadata to appear in subdomains.
- Required when editing: Check this box if you want the field to be required.
Include metadata filter in list view: Check this box if you want this to appear as a filter various screens in the Admin app. If you select this, you can also:
- Indicate the List-view column width (in pixels).
- Indicate whether you want to Include metadata filter in list view and, if so, provide the Default filter value. If you do not specify a value, then the list is not filtered by that metadata field.
- Click Done and Save.
Where do Course Metadata fields appear?
- Create Course screen
- Edit Course screen
For Teachers when visible:
Which screens are impacted by enhanced Course metadata?
Selecting the Include metadata column in list view option makes the filter appears on the following screens:
- The Courses tool list.
- The Course settings editor.
- The Course pickers that appear in Create Enrollment screens and Report creation screens: