Set up Discover to allow learners to self-enroll in courses

To provide learners with greater flexibility and control over their personal learning goals, the Discover tool allows them to search for active courses and self-enroll. In addition, learners can self-unenroll from the courses they self-enrolled in.

When Discover is enabled, from the navbar, learners click Discover, and then search for active courses by entering terms that match course titles and descriptions. Only courses that allow self-enrollment (configured by course administrators or instructors) appear in the search results. From the search results, learners select a course and enroll.

Note the following:

  • Discover is available to Brightspace Core clients in all regions, except Singapore. Clients in Singapore can use Discover; however, data is not stored in the Singapore region.
  • By default, all courses configured to display in Discover are visible to any role within your organization. However, you can configure role-based access or custom user attribute-based access to individual courses in Discover. For more information, refer to Configure the visibility of courses in Discover.
  • To make it easier to index multiple courses for Discover, developers can use the Brightspace Developer Platform API to enable the Is Discoverable option on new or existing courses. Once the option is enabled, those courses are visible in Discover, available to learners for self-enrollment. For information, refer to Brightspace Developer Platform documentation.
  • Discover does not offer a public-facing eCommerce page where potential learners can view available courses and sign-up or register and create a new account.
  • Discover does not support the following:
    • Pre-requisite, anti-requisite, or co-requisite course offerings
    • Seat limits, wait lists, or enrollment windows
    • Self-enrollment approval
    • Multiple catalogs of courses
    • Sections self-enrollment
    • Role selection during self-enrollment
    • SIS integration or enabling self-enrollment in bulk