Career growth and personal development rely on quality feedback and can be enhanced with comprehensive and actionable integrated learning tools. The learning module helps you store a tailored catalog of learning elements (content). Learning paths use these elements to create a structured, targeted, and learning experience for employees.
Admins can access and manage learning paths through the 'Learning Paths' section in the learning module.
Create a learning path:
Admins can create unlimited learning paths by navigating to the learning module, the 'Learning Paths' section, and clicking 'Create.'
This first page presents the basic information of a learning path:
- Name: Name of the learning path
- Description: A description of the learning path helps employees understand the intention of the path and what they will learn by the end
The next page displays the sequential steps of the learning path; these are the core of the learning path. Steps are built using content and can be added by searching through the list of existing learning elements or by uploading new content (please see the flow in the Learning Elements guide to curate your content library).
You can upload four types of steps:
- Articles: Articles are the most typical type of learning element. An article can be a link to an external or internal webpage, a PDF document, a presentation, an infographic, etc.
- Videos: Videos uploads are similar to articles but with different format optimizations. Videos natively support YouTube links (more supports can be added if needed) and any popular video file format (.mp4, .avi, etc.).
- Quizzes: To ensure your employees have understood the learning material, our interactive quizzes help you test learners' newly acquired knowledge. These quizzes come in the form of multiple-choice answers with one correct response (that you define).
- Tasks: If those going through a learning path should complete a specific task, you would specify this with the task learning element. You define what the task is and any associated contacts the learner should reach out to if they need assistance.
In the view of the path, you can then decide if each step is optional (meaning employees will be able to skip it) and define deadlines for each step. The number of days you define each step takes serves as a 'soft' deadline for the users, who will receive a reminder if a step is overdue. If a user misses a deadline they will be notified but will still be able to complete the step.
Don't forget to click 'Save & Continue' at the bottom of the page to save any changes.
Finally, you will define who should go through the path. A path can be targeted to 'All employees' or to any combination of teams and individuals. Paths can be automatically targeted to users based on their hire date (either immediately or on a delay) or at a specific point in time.
Lastly, you can decide if all users can join proactively (i.e., enroll themselves). If you click 'Yes, everyone,' all employees will see the option to enroll. If you click 'No,' no one will see the option to self-enroll. And if you click 'Yes, based on competencies,' you allow users working on specific competencies to enroll (learn more about competency-based enrollment here).
Finally, you can activate (and later disable) the path on the status screen. Similar to learning elements, changes to a learning path won't impact those currently enrolled. Only newly enrolled users will see the changes. New users for the path will see the latest version, already enrolled users will see the version active when they were enrolled.