Funnelback for higher education

This guide applies to the Squiz Experience Cloud version of Funnelback for higher education. See the v15.x Funnelback for higher education documentation for earlier releases.

Overview

Funnelback for higher education is a pre-configured search solution designed for the higher education sector, built from years of Funnelback expertise working with universities.

It provides a set of common university search features packaged in an easy and quick to deploy solution.

Components

Funnelback for higher education is divided into multiple components:

  • A set of example component data sources (e.g. courses, events, faculty), with predefined metadata class mappings.

  • A set of re-usable display component templates (e.g. tabs, facets, video-style result, course-style result)

  • A results page that defines the search results template and static resources.

  • A search package that draws together the different component data sources which are included in the search.

Implementing Funnelback for higher education

Implementing Funnelback for higher education requires a number of steps:

Plan a new higher education search

This guides you through the work that should be completed before you attempt to setup Funnelback for higher education.

Setup a new higher education search

Setup of a new higher education search is via a web-based setup tool.

Configure the higher education data sources

This guides you through the steps required to configure the data sources used in the higher education search. It includes configuring the include/exclude rules and defining your metadata mappings.

Configure the higher education search results page

This guides you through the steps required to configure the search results page, including configuration of auto-completion, headers and footers and result templates.

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