Opt-Out of Cornerstone Subject Taxonomy

With the August ’22 Release, customers can opt-out of the Cornerstone Subject Taxonomy and use their own subject taxonomies instead. When a portal is configured to opt-out of the Cornerstone Subject Taxonomy, administrators have control over the subjects that are used in their portal for Cornerstone Content Anytime (CCA) subscriptions and content integrations. No maintenance will be required from administrators to prevent their custom subject taxonomies from being overwritten.

This enhancement is only available during UAT for content integrations. It is not available for CCA subscriptions during UAT.

Considerations

  • The CCA content refresh is scheduled for August 12th. Portals that are configured to opt-out of the Cornerstone Subject Taxonomy by August 5th will not receive associated subjects with their new content. Existing course subjects will not be removed or deleted, but new courses will be added without subjects associated.
  • The LinkedIn Learning Integration is not impacted by this enhancement.

Implementation

To opt-out of using the Cornerstone Subject Taxonomy, open a case with Global Customer Support (GCS). On August 5th, portals that are configured to opt-out will stop receiving subjects in their CCA subscriptions and content integrations.

Requests to opt-out of subject synchronization can be made prior to the release and any time after the release. Opting-out will block subject synchronization for CCA subscriptions and for content integrations such as Percipio by Skillsoft and Coursera for Business. Opting-out does not remove existing Cornerstone subjects from the portal, but it will prevent CCA and content integrations from automatically updating subjects going forward.

  • The ability to opt-out of Cornerstone's Subject Taxonomy is only available during UAT for Content Integrations.​
  • The ability to opt-out of Cornerstone's Subject Taxonomy is available in Production after the August '22 release for both Content Integrations and CCA Subscriptions.​