The CoB Class Search replaces the documents originally kept by each department in CoB about what classes are being taught each semester. One of the main advantages that students will notice is that the data is now more up-to-date because it is populated directly from EIS (my.unt.edu) more often.
The other major thing that you'll notice is the free-form search box. You can put any search string in it and the program will try to make sense of it. Most common searches don't require any special notes whatsoever -- say I'm looking for courses in the Marketing department taught by a Dr. Smith. If I was to put mktg smith in the box, it would find any classes he's teaching this semester.
It updates as you type, so you don't have to worry about slow page refreshes. If you're looking for a specific location (say, the Dallas campus), just check the appropriate boxes, and the data will update on the fly, without a page reload. If the results are not what you're looking for, see the next section on refining your searches.
By default, the program will take each of your query words (separated by regular spaces -- no need to use punctuation) and look for those in any field. This may not always be what you want -- say you're looking for a professor whose name starts with tr rather than the days Tuesday/Thursday. In this case, you can prefix the term with any of the following to narrow down what fields you want to search:
You can combine these with regular terms, for example acct building:blb to find all Accounting courses which are in the Business Leadership Building.
If you're still getting noise in your searches (say, Directed Study or Special Projects courses), you can narrow it down even further by putting a hyphen before the search term. For example, try searching for acct -problem to eliminate these courses. You cannot use negation with prefixes on the same term, but you can use them in separate terms, for example acct building:blb -prob.