Owl Link: How to Search the Course Catalog Using Keywords (Continuing Education)

There are multiple methods you can use to search the Course Catalog. You can search by keywords, subject or perform an advanced search using specific criteria. Use the keyword search if you know the course prefix, e.g. COM-325,

This knowledge article demonstrates how to search the Course Catalog using keywords.

Step 1

While logged into Owl Link, click Course Catalog on the Home page.

An arrow pointing to Course Catalog on the Home page

The Search for Courses and Course Sections screen appears.

An image of the Search for Courses and Course Sections screen

Step 2

Type the course prefix in the Search for courses by keywords look-up field then press Enter.

Self Service: An arrow pointing to the Search for courses by keywords lookup field

Note: When you perform a keyword search, the system will search for any of the following:

  • Course name (subject and course number with varying delimiters, i.e. math101, math-101, math 101)
  • Course title
  • Course subject code
  • Course subject description
  • Course department code
  • Course department description
  • Course location code
  • Course location description
  • Course description
  • Section name (subject/course/section number with varying delimiters, i.e. math10101, math-101-01, math 101 01)
  • Section title
  • Section department code
  • Section department description
  • Section location code
  • Section location description

Step 3

The search results display. To narrow your search results, select a filter such as Terms. Note:  You may need to click Show All Terms.

Self-Service: Search results with a box highlighting the available filters

Step 4

Under Terms, select your desired term, e.g. C E Spring 2021. Note: Selecting any term which begins with "C E" displays all Continuing Education courses for the specific term.

The available filters displayed with an arrow pointing to the Terms and a box surrounding CE Spring 2021

Step 5

The search results display. Click View Available Sections for your desired course, e.g. COM-325. If you wish to schedule this course, click Add Section to Schedule.

A box surrounding View Available Sections for COM-325 with an arrow pointing to the Add Section to Schedule button

Step 6

The Section Details dialog appears. Click Add Section.

The Section Details dialog with an arrow pointing to the Add Section butotn

A notification message appears at the top of the screen, the Add button is disabled, and the course displays as Planned.

An arrow pointing to the notification message, a box surrounding the course shows the Add button is disable and the course as planned

Step 7

To return to the Course Catalog, click Back to Course Catalog.

A box surrounding and an arrow pointing to the Back to Course Catalog link

Attached is a quick reference guide entitled How to Search the Course Catalog. To access the guide, scroll down to the Attachments area, located below the Related Articles section, and select the PDF to download it or click View to view it. 

Note: After planning your course(s), you must enroll and register. For additional knowledge articles, scroll up to the Related Articles section.


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