Learners can clickSearch icon. to search for content in Mastery Profiles, Modules, Topics, Concepts, and all of their associated Knowledge Cards

GIF showing learner in learner app. The learner clicks in the search field, types in Password, and hits enter. They see the results sorted by Module, Topic, and Concept.

This makes it easy to find all of the information related to a certain topic or containing a specific word or phrase. 

Page of search results after a learner searches the learner app for the word Password. The results are sorted by Modules, Topics, and Concepts.

From the results page, learners can view Knowledge Cards, engage in Mini Moments, or drill in to specific levels.

OttoLearn's search functionality is fairly exact. For example, the system uses stemming to find content that appears anywhere within an item name, not just at the start (currently only available in English).

Syntax Rules 

You can use the following syntax rules to refine your search. 

ProTip: To perform an even more specific search, you can use a combination of these rules. 

AND

+Search for A AND B
For example, if you search for password + managers, you will only see results that contain both words.
A search bar with the following text Password plus sign Managers. Below are the search results. In this case, only the Password Managers Concept is shown as a result.

OR

|Search for A OR B
For example, if you search for password | managers, you will see results that contain either word.
A search bar with the following text Password vertical line Managers. Below are the search results. One Module (Online Security for Employees), one Topic (Password Security), and one Concept (Password Managers) are shown as results.

NOT

-Search for A and NOT B
For example, if you search for password + -encryption, you will see results that contain "password" and do not contain "encryption".
A search bar with the following text Password space plus sign space minus sign Encryption. One Module (Online Security for Employees), one Topic (Password Security), and one Concept (Password Encryption) are shown as results.
As you can see, you will need to include a + between the word(s) you want to include and the word(s) you don't.

Quotation Marks 

"  "
Search for exact phrase
For example, if you search for "password encryption", you will see results that contain that exact phrase (both words, in same order).
A search bar with the following text open quote Password Encryption closed quote. Below are the search results. In this case only the Password Encryption Concept is shown as a result.

Wildcard 

*Search for variations of a word
For example, if you search for pa*, you will see results that contain anything that contains a word starting with "pa".
A search bar with the following text pa*. One Topic (Password Security) and two Concepts (Password Crackers and Active vs. Passive Infections) are shown as results.