The categories are designed to group your departments and courses differently compare to the default tree layout. You can group your categories based on departments and grade levels. The following is the default menu tree layout grouped by departments:
On the "Category Management" page click the green "+" button.
A pop-up window will show up with the following:
Category Name – The name shown in the menu tree.
Min. Grade – All courses shown under this category will be equal to or higher than this grade level.
Max. Grade – All courses shown under this category will be equal to or lower than this grade level.
Sort Order – Use this to change the category sort order in the menu tree. This is automatically assigned with the next largest sort number but you can change it if necessary. This can be zero or a negative number.
Department(s) – Select one or more departments. The courses belonging to the selected departments will be shown under this category. It is possible to have the same department in different categories and the same courses will be shown in multiple categories. The min. and max. grade levels will affect what courses get displayed.
Once you have filled in all the information then click the "Save" button.
By default the menu tree is not using the categories even if the categories have been created. To activate the categories go to the System Management Config section.
Under the general System Configuration and enable the option "Enable category in menu tree".
You should now able to see the new categories you created in the menu tree. You can always switch back to the department layout by disabling the Enable Category option.
The following is a sample tree layout with 3 categories: