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The catalog can be imagined as an university calendar in paper format. The catalog administrator can edify a folder system in the catalog. The authors can assign all learning resources to the catalog. A hierarchical structure arises. Just navigate through the categories to find the learning content you are looking for.

Use the search mask in case you should not find the appropriate course in the catalog. It may be that the course author has not yet listed that course in the OpenOLAT catalog.

Only courses and learning resources that are also activated for learners can be entered in the catalogue.

Learning resources entered The visibility in the catalog are either visible for all OpenOLAT users if the booking method BAR or BARG has been set up, or the learning resources are only visible for the respective members if the learning resource has only been activated for members via the booking method.depends on the publication status and access settings of the learning resource:

User's role

Access settings

Publication status

Owner of learning resourcePrivate, Bookable, OpenAlways visible
Coach of learning resourcePrivate, Bookable, Open "Access for coach", "Published" oder "Finished"
Participant of learning resourcePrivate, Bookable, Open"Published" or "Finished"
All OpenOlat usersBookable, Open"Published" or "Finished"
GuestsOpen & Access without login enabled"Published" or "Finished"


Search Mask

The search mask helps you to find all learning resources you have access to. You can look for titles, authors or ID.

The resulting table lists all courses you hav access to in alphabetical order. In addition you will find data regarding semesters and starting and end dates, depending on the table configuration.

It is advisable to set a bookmark after having found a specific course. In order to this, click on the little white flag to the left of the course title in the tabe, respectively in the middle section of the course box view. The next time you will find the course under your favourites, regardless of whether you are a course participant or not.