Learning paths

Streamline online courses to be completed in a specific order

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Written by Mathieu Dumont
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Use learning paths to group different courses into a logical learning sequence, saving you time and effort for further mass enrollments, progress tracking or compliance.

You can manually enroll users or groups in a learning path.

Learning paths are only visible to administrators and users enrolled in them.

This feature is only available in the Enterprise plan,

Important things to know:

  • A student enrolled in a learning path is not enrolled in the courses it contains by default. A learning path is a way to facilitate course access and better represent the progression expected. The student must therefore enroll himself in courses he is expected to complete, following a predetermined structure.

  • If a course containing several versions is added to a learning path, the student will have to choose in which version he wants to enroll.

  • Learning paths can only include public courses.

  • Restricted access groups rules do not apply in learning paths. Users enrolled in a path will therefore be able to see and enroll in all the included courses.

Create a learning path

First, go to the Content > Learning paths section in the main menu.

This section allows you to create a learning path and shows paths created on your platform.

To create a new learning path, click on the "New" button.

On this page, enter the information about your path.

Like a regular course, you can also automatically issue a certificate when a participant completes a learning path.

Once this information has been saved, you can then structure the steps of your learning path.

Structuring the learning path

The structure of a learning path is organized with steps, which contain courses.

Users enrolled in a learning path must progress through the steps in a linear fashion (A>Z).

Within a step, courses can be completed in the order the student wants.

Courses will still be suggested in the order you added them.

If your learning path consists of several courses to complete in a random order, create a single step containing all the courses that should be completed.

Conversely, if you want your students to complete several courses in a specific order, add only one course per step. Steps always dictate the order to follow.

Course status

Once your steps are well defined and saved, you can publish your learning path.

The "Status" scrolling menu allows you to choose the publication state of your path.

Initially, a learning path is always created in "Draft" mode. You can modify it as you wish, without any other consequences on the platform.

To activate a learning path, and therefore available for manual enrollments, set its status to "Published".

You will then be able to enroll users or groups, through the section dedicated to this purpose.

Finally, choose "Disabled" to maintain the access for users already enrolled in the learning path, but to prevent any future enrollment.

Enrolling users or groups

Click on Enrollment > Manual enrollments in the main menu. Manual enrollments for learning paths are identical to manual enrollments for courses.

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