A Path's Detail screen allows you to select the appropriate tab and modify information as required. The available tabs are listed below.
•Path Name – The name of the Learning Path should provide the user with the correct expectation for the content assigned and is the only required field.
•Owner - Paths in the Library can be “Owned” by various departments, i.e., Human Resources, Learning & Development, Professional Development, etc. The automated email notifications sent from the LMS will be sent “From” the Owner.
•Leave on Home Dashboard once Completed - If checked, this completed path will stay on the Dashboard in the Assignments Card as long as there are remaining attempts on any of the courses. If the path is complete and all attempts have been used the path moves to the Learning Record since users cannot retake any courses within the path.
•Visible To Users From – Allows you to set the date on which a user can see an assigned Path. This allows you to create and assign Paths without making them visible to the user until the assigned date. The Learning Path will not be visible to the user on the Home Dashboard until the Visible To Users From criteria has been met.
If the Visible To Users From date is after the user’s enrollment date, then this field becomes the enrollment date from which the Expires date is calculated (if set), as users cannot see the Path until the Visible To Users From date.
•Expires – Allows you to define when a user can work in a Learning Path:
1.No (the default setting) indicates there is no expiration date on the Path.
2.In allows you to set the number of days from assignment in which the Path will no longer be available to the user. For example, you can set a Path to expire in 60 days.
Example: New hires who have 60 days to complete a Learning Path as part of the Onboarding process.
The number of days is calculated from the date the user is enrolled, PLUS 1 day. For example, if the enrollment date is September 4, 2019 and is set to expire in 2 days, the Expiration date will be September 7, 2019.
3.On allows you to set a finite date on which the Path will no longer be available to the user.
Example: A Path must be completed by all employees by December 31, 2019 if the Expiry date is set to December 31, 2019. Users will no longer have access to the path at 12:00 AM GMT on the morning of January 1st. Access would be granted through 11:59 PM GMT on December 31st.
You should carefully consider the users who will be assigned to the Learning Path when making this decision.
•Include Previous History allows a user to get credit for a Course on the Learning Path that they might have taken previously. Define the time period in which they can use existing History to fulfill a requirement on a Learning Path.
1.No (the default setting) would require a user to complete the Course from the Learning Path to get credit on the Learning Path.
2.All allows a user to get credit for a Course on the Learning Path if they had taken it at any time in the past.
If Include Previous History and the Courses must be completed in order settings have both been enabled, courses will only qualify for path completion if the specified completion order was observed.
3.From allows you to set a date parameter in which a user could have completed a Course that is assigned to the Learning Path and get credit on the Learning Path.
Example: You have a Security Awareness Course which must be completed every year. Set the From date to January 1 of the current year to credit users for taking the Course during the calendar year.
•Follow-on Path allows you to select a Path that will be automatically assigned once the current Path has a Status of Complete. This is a great way to automate the assignment of Learning Paths and to help users build skills by completing multi-level Learning Paths.
Example: You may build an Office 2016 certification using multi-level Learning Paths:
Office 2016 Bronze Certification
Office 2016 Silver Certification
Office 2016 Gold Certification
Create the Learning Paths and set the appropriate Follow-on Path. Assign the first level, and then let the LMS take care of the rest.
•Category – Click the drop-down arrow to select the appropriate Category and Subcategory in which the Learning Path should be listed in the Library.
By default, Learning Paths are indicated by the graphic.
•Description – Allows you to provide users with a description of the Learning Path and what they are expected to achieve when completed.
This is an optional field, but we highly suggest you complete it.
•Course Defaults – When adding Courses to a Learning Path, you can specify the number of attempts the user will have to successfully complete the Course. Additionally, if a Course has a passing score (i.e., an eLearning Course that is an assessment or has scoring elements), you can set a default Passing Score for Learning Path Courses. To allow the passing score packaged in the eLearning Course, enter -1.
•Number of Attempts – Number of Attempts. This field is pre-populated to allow 1 attempt for each course in your path. If you'd like coursed added to the path to have unlimited attempts, use our code: -1. This value can be changed for individual Courses once they are added to the Learning Path.
Canceling from a Course counts as an attempt. If a user starts or launches a Course and Cancels before the Course has been completed, an attempt is counted. Take this into consideration before limiting the number of attempts to one (1).
•Pass Mark – This field is pre-populated as -1 shouldn't be changed. The -1 code represents using the preset minimum passing score percentage for each course added to the path.
•Notify when learning path completed - When checked AND you have Settings > System Notifications > Learning Path Completed enabled (marked as In Use), Admins will be notified via the notification bell each time a user completes this path.
•Learner Link – Similar to Courses, once created, Learning Paths will have a Learner Link that can be copied and pasted into an email message to users. When users click the link in the message, they will be taken directly into the Learning Path.