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The Course filtering panel enables users to narrow down the list of courses presented in the Courses View. By narrowing down the list, users can more quickly find a course for which they wish to order content. This feature is useful to users, particularly coordinators, who may have permission to order on behalf of dozens or hundreds of instructors.

The Course filtering panel is presented to users who are able to order for more than 20 courses across all of the open Ordering periods.

Users select filtering criteria with the Course filtering panel. 

The following criteria may be applied:

  • Academic term
  • Campus (if applicable)
  • Course level (e.g., "Undergrad")
  • Course subject (e.g., BIO)
  • Course number (e.g., "101"

Note: The particular values for the above variables will vary by implementation.


The Course filtering panel menus provide a "type ahead" interaction. As users type their search criteria, the list of available options in the menu shrinks to match the criteria. For example, if you begin typing "BIO" into the Course subject filter, then the list of Course subjects shrinks to Courses that start with "BIO."

The Course number filter is the only one that allows free text input – users may type whatever value they wish for the Course number.

Multiple filter criteria

Users may enter more than one filter criteria in the filtering panel. The following rules are applied to the search when multiple filters are selected.

  • A logical "or" applies to multiple criteria in the same filter. 
  • A logical "and" applies to the criteria of multiple filters.

For example, in the filter criteria applied below, the Unizin Order Tool will present all Courses whose Course subjects begin with BIOL-M, SOCI-S, or ANTH-OS, and whose Course number is 101. IN this case, "BIOL-M 101" and "SOCI-S 101" would be returned.