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Catalog 1.0


The Catalog 1.0 can be set up by an administrator or 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.


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.

Teachers can only enter courses and learning resources in the catalog that are also available to learners. The visibility in the catalog depends on the publication status and access settings of the learning resource:

Users 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 "Finished"
All OpenOlat users Bookable, Open "Published" or "Finished"
Guests Open & Access without login enabled "Published" or "Finished"

Offers in catalog 1.0

In the catalog 1.0, all offers are created in the courses (Administration > Settings > Tab Shared) and then compiled in the catalog administration.

Requirements for an offer

To be able to create a quote, you must select the option "Bookable and open quotes" as the booking method. (Administration > Settings > Tab Shared)


If "Private" is selected, the participants are entered by the owners or persons who have the right to manage members. What is private should not be published in the catalog.

If the option "Bookable and open offers" is selected, learners can book a course/learning resource themselves, but may have to enter a password (depending on the setting).

Only if the second option "Bookable and open offers" is selected can you then create offers.


Select an offer type and open the popup to create a new offer.
Click on the Create button to create the new offer.


Click on "Open catalog configuration" in the offer. This will take you directly from the "Release" tab to the "Catalog" tab.


Then click on the "Add to catalog" button to register the course in the catalog.


If the offer is to be displayed in other places in the catalog (subfolders), additional entries can be added as required.


The finished catalog can be called up in the header menu.


Catalog 2.0

Information on creating offers in catalog 2.0 can be found here.