Training units allow organizations to create a virtual currency for use by their employees and customers in purchasing training. Internally, companies can use training units as a training budgeting tool. For extended enterprise customers, training units can be used as a virtual token.
If training is available to your users without a limit, training units should not be needed for your portal.
Training units are disabled by default. If your organization would like to use training units, please contact Global Product Support to have it enabled for your portal.
Creating a Training Unit Assignment
The Training Unit Assignment creation process has four steps.
For a general overview of the process, See Training Unit Assignment - Create.
Click any of the links below for more information about the associated step in the process:
- See Training Unit Assignment - Create - Step 1 - General.
- See Training Unit Assignment - Create - Step 2 - Availability.
- See Training Unit Assignment - Create - Step 3 - Emails.
- See Training Unit Assignment - Create - Step 4 - Confirm.
For information about editing a training unit assignment, See Training Unit Assignment - Edit.
For information about managing a training unit assignment, See Training Unit Administration.
Currently, ILT sessions paid for in training units are non-refundable. As a solution, the administrator can reissue training units to the user's account.
Prices charged in training units can be represented using up to two decimal places, and this always rounds up. For example, if the price of an LO is $1.50 and 1 training unit = $1, then the training unit price of the LO is 1.5 training units. If the price of an LO uses more than two decimal places (e.g., 1.234 training units), the training unit price is rounded up to the second decimal place (e.g., 1.234 is rounded to 1.24).
Also, the training unit cost is calculated on a per-item basis. For example, if a user purchases three LOs and the cost for each LO is 1.234 training units, then each LO price is rounded to the second decimal place before the costs are added together (e.g., 1.24 + 1.24 + 1.24).
Note: When purchasing training with training units, the entire purchase must be made with training units and cannot be split with another payment method. If the user has an insufficient number of training units to purchase the training, they will need to purchase more training units to complete the transaction.
Training Units (Distributed)
When implementing distributed training units, designate at least one person as a training unit creator. This person has the ability to administer all training units, including preferences and creating and assigning training units. The training unit creator then assigns training units to users or OUs and assigns a training unit distributor who redistributes the training units to individuals within an OU.
Distributed Training Units Use Cases
Company A needs to control internal training costs. They want to assign 30 training units every month to its Sales Division and allow the Sales Director to distribute these training units to individual employees within the Sales Division. Once the training units are exhausted, no more training can be taken until the next allotment of training units is assigned to the division.
Company B offers free training to its customers but wants to limit how much training each customer can take before they have to pay.
Distributed Training Units Workflow
To begin the process, the training unit creator either assigns free training units or sells training units. The creator can assign training units to either individual users or an OU. When they are assigned, the creator also designates a training unit distributor.
Once the training units are created and assigned, the training unit distributor must assign those training units to individual accounts to make them available to those users. This is the case even if training units are originally assigned to an individual.
Once the training units are redistributed to individual accounts, those users can use those training units to purchase training.
With key codes, a distributor is not required to redistribute training units.
Instead of training units being distributed by a distributor, the training unit creator can assign training units to a key code. Users can then use the key code at checkout. This method uses "first come, first served" logic, where multiple users access the same bucket of training units using the same key code.
Training Unit (Keycode) is considered a separate payment method, compared to Training Unit (Distributed). Users cannot purchase additional key code training units; they can only purchase distributed training units.
Key Code Training Units Workflow
If the user does not have sufficient key code training units when checking out, the user may pay the remaining balance with any purchased or distributed training units in their account. If the user does not have sufficient training units (key code or other), the administrator may allow users to pay the remaining balance by credit card or request bill.
If a user is redeeming a key code with multiple available groups of training units, the system uses training units in the following order:
- Training units that are first to expire.
- The largest available group of training units.
Training Unit Keycode FAQs
A training unit key code is a unique, 10-digit, auto-generated number that is used to store a user's training units. The key code number is confidential but can be viewed on the Manage Training Unit Key Code page.
The key code is entered during the checkout process when purchasing training. The system checks the key code balance to determine if there are enough training units to purchase the training item. If there are enough training units, then the user can check out using their key code. If there are not enough training units, then the user can request to be billed, if the administrator has configured the payment process to allow billing. If the payment process is not configured to allow users to be billed, then the user must either select a different payment method or they cannot check out.
Once checkout is completed for the training unit key code purchase, the key code is sent to the user via the Monthly Training Unit Balance email, if the email is configured by the administrator.
No. For key codes, training units can only be refilled by assigning training units to the key code. Only users with the appropriate permissions can assign training units.
Yes. However, changing the auto-generated value will create inaccuracies in reporting, since the user has already paid for the training unit key code using their OU's monetary value.
The user that purchases the training unit key code is automatically identified as the training unit key code contact. Note: Training unit key code contacts can be added from the Manage Training Unit Key Code page by clicking the Edit icon in the Options column.See Training Unit (Key Code) Management.
Yes. The key code amount can be adjusted when editing the key code from the Manage Training Unit Key Code page. See Training Unit (Key Code) Management.
- Shopping Cart Purchase - If configured by the administrator, this email is triggered when the key code purchase is completed. This email serves as the transaction receipt.
- Monthly Training Unit Balance - If configured by the administrator, this email is triggered on the date the key code is purchased and on the last day of each month. This email provides the user with the number of available training units on their key code. Best Practice: If Training Unit Preferences are configured not to allow users to view their training unit key code balance in My Account, then it is a best practice to configure the Monthly Training Unit Balance email. Otherwise, end users do not have a way to view their key code balance.