Our 17 Dec 2018 release further expands the versatility of Lists and how you can use them. Last month we debuted Smart Lists, which use machine learning to instantly generate custom course recommendations based on the specific criteria you select.
Our new Curated Lists are a collaboration with the content experts who manage, maintain, and update our catalog every day. These premade Lists highlight popular learning paths, trending topics, and frequently requested competencies, saving time by setting out a clear route forward for high-demand subjects. Curated Lists are also maintained over time, as our Curation experts will add and remove courses alongside our evolving catalog.
Curated Lists are public, so it’s not necessary to log in to view them. (Login is required if you want to take any action on a List-- such as Following it, viewing demos, sending courses to your Learning Management System, or copying a List to make your own edits.)
To see our first round of Curated Lists, visit www.opensesame.com, click “Courses” in the page header, then click “View Lists” in the new Curated Lists section:
Here is an example Curated Lists group. The orange OpenSesame Plus tab tells you that all the courses contained in a List are part of the Plus subscription catalog:
When you find a Curated List you like, you can add it to your “My Lists” dashboard by clicking the “Follow” button. By following a Curated List, you’ll know that the version seen in your dashboard is the most up-do-date one available.
Once you’ve followed a Curated List, you can find it in your dashboard by logging in and selecting “My Lists” from the drop-down menu at upper right. You’ll see the Curated List under both the “All” tab and the new “Following” tab, and it will have an orange globe icon next to it:
Want to tweak a Curated List? Make a copy by selecting “Duplicate” from the List’s settings menu, enter a title and description, and click “Duplicate List.” You can now add, remove, and reorganize courses as needed on your own copy of the Curated List.
Note: Any copied versions of a Curated List will no longer receive updates from our Curation team.
Is there a certain topic you’re hoping to see that a Curated List doesn’t yet address? Let us know in this Forums post!
And if you have further questions, our Support team is here to help via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via live chat and phone. Feel free to reach us at (503) 808-1268, ext. 2.