Create a course category
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A category is a collection of courses on a specific topic. Categories help you organize your learning content for different learners. You can create a new category and add courses with lessons, practice quizzes and exams.
In this article, you will learn more about how to create a category, edit a category and delete a category in respective sections.

Permissions Level

The Microsoft Community Training management portal provides role-based administration and depending upon the type of access level admins can perform an action on the portal. Table below shows the administrative roles which are allowed to create, edit or delete category:

Access Level Create Category Edit Category Delete Category
Organization Administrator Yes Yes Yes
Course Administrator No No No
Category Administrator Yes Yes Yes
Group Administrator No No No

Create a new category

In this topic, you will learn the simple steps to Create Category in the platform.

  1. On the Microsoft Community Training portal, after login switch to administrator view.

  2. Select New Category, on the bottom-left of the page.
    New category button

  3. Enter Category name. For example: the category name is AI for agriculture.
    New Category

  4. Choose Upload option to open file picker and select an image file as Category Thumbnail.

  5. Click or tap on the Create button to create a new category.

Tips
Recommended size for the thumbnail image is 320*180 px

Next > Once a category is created, you can add courses under the category and upload content for the learning program.

Edit a category

In this topic, you will learn simple steps to edit an existing category in the platform.

  1. Click or tap More (...) icon to the right of the category name and select Edit Category details option from the overflow menu.
    Edit Category

  2. Tap Edit Category details to edit a category.
    Edit category deteails

  3. Enter Category name you want to change. For example, category name is AI Agriculture.

  4. Choose Upload option to edit the Category Thumbnail and then click or tap Update. The edited changes will get updated.

Delete a category

In this topic, you will learn simple steps to delete an existing category in the platform.

  1. Click or tap More (...) icon to the right of the category name you want to delete.
    Delete Category drop-down

  2. Click or tap Delete Category and then click or tap Ok, the category is deleted.
    Delete Category pop up(1)

Warning
When user deletes a category, all the courses under the category gets deleted.
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