How do I use Atomic Search as an LMS admin?

Review how Atomic Search treats admin accounts, and how admins can search in any sub-account and course they have access to.

LMS admins can run any search a teacher can but with the added ability to search sub-accounts and courses that they have admin access to. Admins also have the ability to control LTI settings.

Searching courses

How can I use Atomic Search in a course?

How can I filter and sort Atomic Search results?

Searching sub-accounts

When you are logged in as an LMS admin and you search from your dashboard, the global Search menu, or the account Search menu, you will get search results for all courses in all accounts that you have admin permission to.

To narrow the scope of a search to the courses in a specific sub-account or organization and it’s child sub-accounts:

  1. Navigate to the sub-account.
  2. Execute a search by navigating to Search on the Account menu or using the search box at the top right of the screen.

Administrator settings

Administrators can toggle different Atomic Search settings by going to the three-dot menu in the upper right of Atomic Search and selecting the Admin Settings.

  • Enable word cloud feature. When enabled, the word cloud option will be available in the course settings.
  • Custom CSS and styling
    • Show Atomic Search branding. When enabled, the Atomic Search branding will display above the search box. When disabled, the word “Search” will replace the Atomic Search branding. The page must be refreshed to see the change immediately.
    • Custom CSS. You can apply custom CSS to globally customize the look of Atomic Search to match your Canvas theme.
  • Documentation link customization. You can customize where you would like others to access Atomic Search documentation. By default, this links to the Atomic Jolt support portal articles for Atomic Search.

Search settings menu with Admin Settings highlighted

Figure 1: Settings button location


Admin Settings menu

Figure 2: Admin settings overview