Search for content

You can search for specific content within the Content Repository (Example — assignments, lessons, questions, Math Apps, Course Modules, etc.).

To perform a search for specific content in the Content Repository:

  1. Click Content Repository on the Class Homepage.

The content repository menu option is the third option of the instructor main navigation menu.

  1. Navigate to the pane where you think the content you're searching for is stored.

Lessons and Assignments is the first option under the Current Class pane. When clicked, the Lessons and Assignments pane opens to the right.

TIP: If you aren't exactly sure where the content is that you're looking for, you can search within a more generic pane (Example — expand the All of my classes pane and perform a search within this source).

TIP: You can also simply browse your Content Repository folders if you aren't completely sure of the content you're looking for. Example — If you're looking for a specific author (), you can click the Schools iconwithin your selected source's pane. Then, you would select the school that your author of interest is associated with. You'll then be able to click on the author's namefrom the list of authors from that school to see all of the content that your author of interest has contributed to.

  1. Click the magnifier iconto open a search box.

The Search magnifier icon is highlighted at the top right of the Lessons and Assignments pane.

  1. Enter a keyword in the search box to search for items that contain entered keyword.

Search textbox appears under the title of the Lessons and Assignments pane.

TIP: Entering more than one keyword reveals search results that contain the entire string of entered keywords as a single query. Try using the capitalized operator of OR while performing your keyword search for results that include multiple keywords that are treated as separate strings. Example — Entering the search query of introduction or beginner will reveal content contains the entire string of introduction or beginner. However, entering the search query of introduction OR beginner with a capitalized operator will reveal content that contains the words introduction or beginner:

A search query with the boolean operator of OR within the string

NOTE: As you type in your keyword, the search results will update accordingly. The search feature in Möbius searches for exact matches in the:

  • Question type
  • Title
  • Text
  • Description
  • Language
  • Hints
  • Feedback
  • Difficulty
  • Information fields

NOTE: If you're searching for a question, interactive narrative, Math App, or text from the respective content-type pane, you can perform a search using more specific parameters as well as a keyword (Example — expand the Questions pane to search for a question). These specific search parameters search the Content Repository using the details that you've defined for the content in the Content Summary pane (check out View the Content Summary pane):

Search textbox appears under the title of the Questions pane. Underneath are dropdowns for Language, Difficulty, Type and Information Fields.

  • Language
  • Difficulty
  • Type
  • Information Fields

You can use the drop-down lists associated with these search parameters to refine the search results.

  1. Review the search results to find the specific piece of content you were searching for.

After entering text in the search box, results appear underneath the search box in the Lessons and Assignments pane.

NOTE: A message will be displayed if no content matches your keyword stating: No results were found for your query.

The text 'No results were found' appears underneath the search box in the Lessons and Assignments pane.

  1. Click on the content name to expand the content's pane.

One of the search results is highlighted underneath the search box in the Lessons and Assignments pane.

TIP: Click the list iconto exit the search results and return to the original pane.

With search box and search results in the Lessons and Assignments pane, the List icon is highlighted at the top right.

  1. Interact with the selected content as needed.

Pane for the chosen search result opens the right under the title of the assignment.