How do I toggle student searching on or off in a course?

Review step-by-step instructions on how to toggle student searching on or off in the Search three-dot menu.

When Atomic Search is installed, the default configuration allows students to search their courses. To prevent students from searching in a given course:

  1. Click on the course, then on Search within the course navigation menu.

  2. Navigate to the three-dot button at the top right of the page.

  3. Toggle “Allow students to search this course.”

To have these changes take effect immediately, select Reindex Course in the three-dot menu. 

If you disable "Allow students to search this course," once the index is updated, the course will no longer appear in students' search results.

Course settings to toggle student searching

Figure 1: Toggle student search in a course