Cornerstone Learn - Training Approvals - Overview

With this enhancement, approvers with pending training approval requests can process them in the Cornerstone Learn app via a new Approvals tab in the tab drawer on an iOS device. On an Android device, users can tap a new Approvals link in the navigation drawer to process approval requests.

Use Case

Jon, a manager at ACME Automotive Company, has five direct reports who often request training items which have approval requirements. Jon's job requires frequent travel, so he utilizes his smartphone for emails and other work-related tasks, as he does not always have access to his laptop or desktop computer. With the Learn app, he can approve, deny, or defer these approval requests and enable his direct reports to continue learning even when he is traveling.

Considerations

  • Existing Learning Management System (LMS) logic applies to approvals in the Cornerstone Learn app.
  • The Learn App only displays training approvals; no other approval types are supported.

Implementation

  • This functionality is available for the iOS version of the Learn app with the Feb 2020 release. Users must update their app via the Apple App Store.
  • This functionality will be available for the Android version of the Learn app with a post-Feb 2020 release patch. Users must update their app via the Google Play Store.
  • Push notifications will be available for both iOS and Android in a post-Feb 2020 patch. These notifications will notify users when they have outstanding approval requests in the app.

Permissions

The following existing permissions apply to this functionality:

PERMISSION NAME PERMISSION DESCRIPTION CATEGORY
Approve Training by Approver Grants ability to approve training requests of those for whom the user is the designated approver. Learning
Approve Training by Cost Center Approver Grants ability to approve training requests of those for whom the user is the designated cost center approver. Learning
Approve Training by Manager Grants ability to approve training requests of those for whom the user is the designated manager. Learning