How do I use my institution's Catalog?

Catalog courses and programs are easily searchable. You can use the Search field on the home page, or just browse the catalog listings.


  • The steps for searching and viewing a course or program listing are the same regardless of catalog design. Your catalog view may be customized for your institution.
  • You may need to log in to Canvas before you can view your institution's Catalog listings. 

Open Catalog

Open Catalog

In a browser window, type your institution's Catalog URL in the address bar.

View Catalog Listings Page

View your institution's catalog listings page. The listings page displays your institution's catalog icon [1].

You can access the student dashboard and the Canvas dashboard, and you can log out of your account from the User Menu link [2].

The listings page also displays all courses and programs offered by and available for enrollment at your institution [3].


  • The catalog icon is static and displays throughout the catalog. To return to the listings page at any time, click the icon.
  • If you have not logged in, the User Menu link is replaced by a Login link. Learn about logging into Catalog.
  • If you are visiting the catalog for the first time, you may need to register for a catalog account.

Search and Filter Listings

You can easily locate a specific catalog listing using the catalog search and filter options.

To search for a specific listing, add text in the Search field [1].

To filter the listings by category, click the Category drop-down menu [2]. Then select a category from the list.

View Refine Listings Options

To refine the displayed listings, click the Refine drop-down menu [1].

To filter the displayed listings, select from the following filters:

  • Free [2]: View only listings without an enrollment fee.
  • Paid [3]: View only listings that require payment to enroll.
  • Open Enrollment [4]: View only listings with currently open enrollment options.
  • Certificate [5]: View only listings that offer a certificate upon completion.

To sort the displayed listings, select from the following sort options:

  • ABC [6]: Sort the displayed listings in alphabetical order.
  • Start Date [7]: Sort the displayed listings by start date beginning with most recent.
  • $-$$$ [8]: Sort the displayed listings by lowest to highest price.
  • $$$-$ [9]: Sort the displayed listings by highest to lowest price.

View Listing Types

View Listing Types

Catalogs can display two listing types.

Individual course listings display the Course icon [1].

Multiple courses bundled into one listing display a Program icon [2].

View Listing Card

View Listing Card

Each listing card displays an image [1], the listing name [2], and a short description [3]. Listings may also display an institution, department, organization, or team logo [4].

You can also view the listing duration [5]. Some listings may begin on a certain date, some may only be offered during a specific date range or include a time limit, and some listings may be self-paced without start or end dates.

You can also view the cost to enroll in the listing [6] and the number of credits offered upon completion [7].

Note: For programs, any credits shown are the cumulative of all courses included in the program.

Open Listing Details

Open Listing Details

To view details of a listing, click the listing card.

View Listing Details

The listing details page displays the listing image [1] with the the listing type icon  [2]. You can also view the listing title [3], duration [4], the number of credits offered upon completion [5], and the number of spots remaining [6] if a student cap is set.

You can enroll in the individual listing from the details page [7], you can add the listing to your shopping cart [8], or you can purchase bulk enrollments [9].

You can also view the listing's detailed description [10].

Note: If the listing includes an enrollment fee, the fee displays on the Enroll button [11].