Our development team regularly expands the versatility of Lists and how you can use them, whether you're organizing collections of courses tailored for your learners or gathering files for your Learning Management System (LMS).
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 you time by setting out a clear route forward for high-demand subjects. Curated Lists are also maintained over time, as our Curation experts add and remove courses alongside our evolving catalog.
Curated Lists are public, so it’s not necessary to log in to view them. (Log-in is required if you want to take any action on a Curated List—such as following it, viewing course previews, sending courses to your Learning Management System, or copying a Curated List to make your own edits.)
Next, whether or not you are logged in, click "Catalog":
Once in the catalog, the first panel of recommendations will show a few Curated Lists along the top:
To view all Curated Lists, use the "Product Type" filter at left:
An orange "Plus" sash in the top left corner of a Curated List's card means that all of its courses are included in our OpenSesame Plus subscription catalog. Clicking on a card will open its full details.
When you find a Curated List you like, you can add it to your 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-to-date one available.
Note: It is necessary to log in or create an account to follow a Curated List. If you are not logged in when you click this button, you will see a prompt to do so.
Once you’ve followed a Curated List, you can find it in your dashboard by logging in and selecting "Lists” from the account menu. You’ll see the Curated List under both the “All” tab and the “Following” tab, and it will have an orange globe icon next to it:
Want to customize a Curated List? Make a copy by selecting “Duplicate” from its settings menu:
Next, you can edit the title and description as you wish, then click the “Duplicate List” button. 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. In addition, personal copies are not public, so if you share them with others, your recipients will need to log in to view them.
Finally, if you are interested in custom recommendations based on your unique requirements, our Smart Lists feature uses machine learning to instantly generate a List of courses based on the criteria you select.
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, or at +44 203 744 5541 in Europe.