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Finding courses

The "Courses" menu item gives you access to the courses and possibly other learning resources available to you. Click on the "Courses" menu item in the main navigation at the top.

My courses

Under "My Courses", you can view all courses and learning resources (Current Courses), view only the courses you've marked as favorites (Favorites), view courses that have already finished (Finished), or use the search to find a course or learning resource based on a keyword.

You can also filter your courses based on various criteria, including the timeline, membership status, and results. To do so, click the small arrow and more filter options will appear. Learn more about how to best filter your tables here.


Use the search function to find all the learning resources you have access to. Enter a keyword or the course title and have the matching courses or learning resources displayed. Unfold the filter option to further narrow the search based on the filters. You can also save the filter setting.

If you do not find a course, make sure that you have not activated a filter that you do not want, e.g. only courses that you have not yet passed are found. In this case, remove the corresponding filter.


Mark the course as a favorite when you have found it. To do this, click on the white flag, which will then turn red. The next time you log in, you will find the course directly in your favorites.



The OpenOlat catalog is similar to a paper version of the course catalog. The structure of the catalog can be set up by the OpenOlat administrator or by a catalog administrator, so that authors can sort courses and other learning resources into the catalog in a meaningful way. The order of catalog entries can be defined by the administrator or catalog administrator.

OpenOlat users can use the catalog to search for specific courses and learning resources.

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.


Use the search mask if you cannot find the desired course in the catalog. The owner may not have entered the course in the catalog yet.

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

The visibility in the catalog depends on the publication status and access settings of the learning resource:

User's role Access settings Publication status
Owner of learning resource Private, Bookable, Open Always visible
Coach of learning resource Private, Bookable, Open "Access for coach",
"Published" oder "Finished"
Participant of learning resource Private, Bookable, Open "Published" or
All OpenOlat users Bookable, Open "Published" or "Finished"
Guests Open & Access without login enabled "Published" or "Finished"

If a user also has courses assigned to a curriculum, the „Curricula" section will also appear in the "Courses" menu.

Last update: 2023-01-24