I know it can be frustrating to work on a lesson, and then not be able to find it when you come back to it days later. Here are some tips to help you find the lessons you want to work on as quickly and efficiently as possible.
You’ll find the search icon at the top of every page. When you click on it a box will open up that you can type in the name of what you’re looking for.
The Search Box
I’ve learned from experience that there’s an art to searching. Here are two tips that have served me well.
First, use just one or two keywords that you think are unique enough to bring up the title. Don’t type in the entire title of the lesson. Here’s an example.
I wanted to find a lesson called “Making Whoopee”. When I first typed it in the search box nothing came up. Then I typed in the word “Whoopee”... Shazam! I found it. I realized when looking at the title that it was actually “Makin’ Whoopee”. I had spelled the word “Makin’” different. The search engine cannot distinguish even one small difference in spelling or punctuation.
Second, if at first you don’t succeed try a different word or two. I was looking for a lesson called “Little Bar Song”. First I typed in the entire title and nothing came up. I knew if I tried just the word “bar” that could bring up too many lessons that had that word in the title. The same problem with the word “song”. When I typed in two words “little bar” that did the trick.
Another strategy is to mark whatever you’re working on as My Favorite. That way you can go back to My Favorites and easily choose the ones you want to work on again.
For this to work well you would want to uncheck lessons from time to time that you don’t want in My Favorites anymore. Otherwise, the list will eventually get so long it would be hard to search through.
Resume Last Lesson
I’ve added a button on the Home Dashboard that will take you directly back to the last lesson you were working on. This is a quick and easy way to continue working on the same lesson until it’s completed. If you think you may want to come back to it after working on other lessons I’d suggest adding it to My Favorites.
Finally, I want to mention that the RGS Library a good way to find lessons that you’ve already worked on as well as new lessons on a specific subject.
The lessons can be sorted by subject and by type of lesson. This enables you to narrow down the hundreds of lessons that are now available (and growing) and sort them in different ways.
I’ve created a short video to help you learn how to use this filtering system to find you what you’re looking for.