Use Skilljar as a Content Source

SearchUnify can index the data stored in a Skilljar LMS. This article explains how to use your instance as a content repository.

PERMISSIONS.

SearchUnify ignores user permissions during searches. All indexed files can be search by all users.

Establish a Connection

  1. Navigate to Content Sources.

  2. Click Add New Content Source.

  1. Find SkillJar from the search box and click Add.

  2. Name your content source.

  3. Enter the API key.

  4. From the dropdown, select the primary language(s) of your community.

  5. Click Connect.

Set Up Crawl Frequency

The first crawl is always manual and is performed after configuring the content source. For now, keep the frequency to its default value Never and click Set and move to the next section.

Select Fields for Indexing

Skilljar supports the content type, course. You can select all or only a few object properties (fields) of course for indexing.

  1. To select which fields are indexed, click .

  2. A dialog will open. Add, edit, or remove content fields.

  3. Navigate to By Domains and check all the communities that should be indexed.

    NOTE.

    An admin can crawl only those domains where (s)he has access.

  4. Click Save.

After the First Crawl

Return to the Content Sources screen and click in Actions. The number of indexed documents is updated after the crawl is complete. You can view crawl progress in in Actions. Documentation on crawl progress is in View Crawl Logs.

NOTE 1

Review the settings in Rules if there is no progress in Crawl Logs.

NOTE 2

For Mamba '22 and newer instances, search isn't impacted during a crawl. However, in older instances, some documents remain inaccessible while a crawl is going on.

Once the first crawl is complete, click in Actions open the content source for editing, and set a crawl frequency.

  1. In Choose a Date, click to fire up a calendar and select a date. Only the data after the selected date is indexed.

  2. Use the Frequency dropdown to select how often SearchUnify should index the data. For illustration, the frequency has been set to Weekly and Tuesday has been chosen as the crawling day. Whenever the Frequency is other than Never, a third dropdown appears where you can specify the interval. Also, whenever Frequency is set to Hourly, then manual crawls are disabled.

  3. Click Set to save crawl frequency settings. On clicking Set, you are taken to the Rules tab.

Last updatedTuesday, February 6, 2024

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