Search for courses and self-enroll using Discover

To provide you with greater flexibility and control over your personal learning goals, the Discover tool allows you to search for active courses in your organization and self-enroll in them. You can also self-unenroll from the courses you self-enrolled in.

When you initially launch Discover from the navbar, the Discover homepage displays. To easily browse courses by category, the Discover homepage organizes unenrolled courses into sections:

  • The New section includes courses added to Discover within the last 6 months. By default, the 4 most recently added courses display. To display all courses added to Discover within the last 6 months, click View All.
  • The Updated section includes courses updated within the last 6 months. This includes courses with updated course titles or descriptions only; courses with updated course content do not display in this section. By default, the 4 most recently updated courses display. To display all courses updated within the last 6 months, click View All.
  • The Featured section includes courses promoted by your organization, typically popular courses or courses your organization wants to promote, up to a maximum of 4 courses.

Courses organized by sections on the Discover homepage

Figure: Courses organized by sections on the Discover homepage

After you enroll in a course, the course is removed from the Discover homepage. To view the enrolled course in Discover, click Browse All Content on the Discover homepage, and then sort by Already Enrolled. All of your enrolled courses display in the search results.

Search results  in Discover sorted by Already Enrolled

Figure: Search results in Discover sorted by Already Enrolled

Note the following:

  • Only courses that allow self-enrollment (configured by course administrators or instructors) appear in the search results.
  • You can enroll in a course prior to its Start Date (if configured), but you cannot enroll in a course past its End Date (if configured).
  • Discover uses fuzzy search to match the course title and description. For example, typing "chemistry" may return search results for "biochemistry" and "chemistry".
  • From Discover, you can open an enrolled course in Brightspace Learning Environment. In Discover, navigate to the enrolled course, and from the course details page, click Open Course.