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Adding & Editing Pages - Standard Catalog

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Pre-Built Pages
Custom Pages
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  • The catalog contains two types of pages: pre-built and custom.

  • You can access, add, edit, and delete both at Catalog > Pages. 

Pre-Built Pages


Pre-built pages are pages that are pre-built by Coursedog, often to show specific sets of data, including information about courses and programs. These pages use predefined content that allows for an integrated Catalog <> Curriculum system to be easily and nearly immediately set up.

Adding Pre-Built Department Pages

How to Do It

Step 1: Navigate to Catalog > Departments.

Step 2

  • Click on the department you wish to create an overview for.

  • This will redirect you to the Pages tab and will generate a WYSIWYG editor for the department.

Step 3: Use the WYSIWYG to create a description for the department.

Step 4: Click “Publish” once ready. 

Additional Notes

  • Once you’ve selected “publish” for a given department, it will pop up on the Catalog > Pages tag, where you can further customize/edit. 

  • When a pre-built department page goes through workflow, you can use the dynamic approval step to loop in those assigned to the department dynamically.

  • Learn more about dynamic workflow steps

Pre-Built Page Options

The Standard catalog contains the following pre-built pages:

  1. Department’s List – This page shows a list of all academic departments within the institution. It allows for additional custom content to be added.

  2. Department Landing Page – This page provides access to a single department’s courses, faculty, and programs. It allows for additional custom content to be added. Departments are linked to courses and faculty based on the pre-built department(s) field on the course and faculty data, respectively. 

  3. Course Page

  4. Course Search Page

  5. Programs Page

  6. Program Search Page

  7. Home Page – This is the landing page of the Catalog. It allows for additional custom content to be added.

Department Landing Page

Each department is given its own landing page. This page includes tabs that list all Courses, Faculty, and Programs associated with that department. In addition, it allows for a customized Department Overview to be added.

Course Page

This page displays all content associated with a course. This page has no customizable component. The data for this page is pulled directly from the Coursedog Curriculum platform, so if any change is made to a Course in Coursedog Curriculum, it will auto-update the Catalog. The same is true for programs and departments.

Custom Pages

Overview | Related Permissions | Viewing Custom Pages |  Adding Custom Pages |  Editing Custom Pages
Page Details


Custom pages are a blank template that can be edited to display any type of the following content:

  1. Text

  2. Headers

  3. Images

  4. Tables

  5. Lists

  6. Links

  • There are some role-based permissions that impact a user’s ability to edit and/or publish pages. 

  • Permissions are configured by admins. If you need either or both of these permissions but do not have them, reach out to your institution’s Coursedog admin. 

  • Conditional permissions are also present in the Edit Pages setting. Admins can define permissions based on if the user making the edit is a page owner, dynamically updating that users permission to ALLOW or DENY based on their ownership of a given page.

“Edit Pages” Setting

“Publish Pages” Setting




User can edit and publish pages*



User cannot edit pages but can publish them (unlikely use case)*



User can edit pages but cannot publish them*



User cannot directly edit or publish pages*

*If a user doesn't have permission to edit pages or does but wants page changes to go through an approval workflow, they likely can still request changes if they have the "request changes" permission.

Viewing Custom Pages

  • Navigate to Catalog > Pages to view all catalog pages that currently exist in the system.

  • This table contains five columns:

  1. Name – The name of the catalog page.

  2. Type – Custom or Pre-built.

  3. Published – This is a flag that indicates if the page is viewable in the public catalog (either through search results or navigation).

  4. Last Edited – The date the page was last edited.

  5. Actions – Gives you the option to clone the page to another catalog.

  6. Owner – Lists the page owners assigned to the page. 

Adding Custom Pages

Follow the below steps to add a new custom page. 

Step 1: 

  • Click the “+ New Custom Page” button on the top.

  • This will open a modal with the following input: 

Step 2: 

  • For each new page, a custom and unique URL is automatically created.

  • You are able to modify this URL in the navigation view (see the Navigation section below).

Step 3: 

  • Once you click “save,” you will be taken to the Page Editor view (shown below).

  • This page is the same for editing new pages and existing pages. 

  • The only difference is that a new page by default is not published. This means the page cannot be added to the public catalog navigation, nor will it show up in search results within the public catalog.

  • This gives you an opportunity to build/edit/modify this page, and when you are ready to release it, you can click the “Publish” button. 

Editing Custom Pages 


The Page Editor is a powerful web-editor tool that allows for a wide range of advanced content editing functionality.

Page Name

  • The top of the page contains the page name which can be edited at any time.

  • The page name shows up in two places:

    • In the Pages table (shown above), under the Page Name column.

    • In the search results of the public catalog.

Page Content Input

You can begin editing the content by typing into the WYSIWYG editor.

Formatting Options

You can use text and additional formatting options in our WYSIWYG editor to stylize your pages. 

Text Formatting

  • To format text, simply highlight the text in question, and a formatting menu will automatically appear.

  • This menu contains the following options:

  1. Bold

  2. Italicize

  3. Strikethrough

  4. Underline

  5. Code

  6. Paragraph

  7. Header Large

  8. Header Medium

  9. Header Small

  10. Unordered List

  11. Ordered List

  12. Quote

  13. Large Code Snippet

  14. Link

Additional Formatting

The below actions are all accessible at the top of the page editor.

  1. Add an image

  2. Add a table

  3. Add a horizontal line

  4. Undo

  5. Redo

  6. Upload File

  7. Embed Link

  8. Embed Course Link

  9. Embed Program Link

  10. Embed Catalog Page Link


Adding an image opens up a modal that allows you to upload any image from your computer.

The image will then appear in the Page Editor once uploaded.


  • By clicking the “Create a Table” button (highlighted in red below), a table will be automatically added into the Page Editor wherever your cursor is located.

  • You can fully adjust the content of every column and row.

  • Once you have added a table, several table-specific actions will appear:

  1. Remove Table

  2. Add Column Before

  3. Add Column After

  4. Remove Column

  5. Add Row Before

  6. Add Row After

  7. Remove Row

  8. Combine Cells

  9. Toggle Header Row

This link references the underlying page ID, so the link persists through iterations of the catalog.

Page Details


You can assign Page Owners and configure Page Metadata within Page Details. 

Page Owners

  • Owners can be individual users and/or committees. 

  • If a dynamic workflow step is in use, the users defined here will have requests for this page routed to them automatically. 

  • If conditional permissioning is configured, only owner-users can make page edits.

Page Metadata

For information on Page Metadata, see: Catalog Metadata - All Catalogs

Action Sidebar

Overview | Publish | Request Changes | View Requests
Print Page | Delete Page
 | Activity Tab


To the left of the content editor is the “Action” sidebar, which provides a list of pre-built actions that can be made on the catalog page.


  • Clicking “Publish” will publish the page to the public catalog (allowing it to show up in search results).

  • Once published, the upper right of the Page Editor will show a blue flag that says “Published”.

  • If you make changes to a page that has already been published, we will auto-save the draft of your changes and will not publish your draft until you click the “Publish” changes button.

Request Changes

  • The “Request Changes” button sends the user to the “New Request” page.

  • This page allows a user to submit a request for a change that must go through an approval workflow.

  • This button is most often used by users who are not granted direct edit access (therefore would not be able to edit the catalog page directly, and must use a workflow). 

View Requests

The “View Requests” button pops open a list of all requests for this specific catalog page.

The “Print Page” button allows you to print a PDF version of the page.

Delete Page

The “Delete Page” button deletes the catalog page. This is only recommended for custom pages; learn more here.

Activity Tab

The “Activity” tab of the sidebar shows all activity that is associated with the page, including all changes that have been made and any comments on the page:

If you click on one of the Activity Items that include page changes, it opens a modal where you can view the changes that were made to the page:

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