edX for Business Integration - Overview

The Cornerstone on Demand (CSOD) and edX for Business integration enables organizations to manage their edX content within the Cornerstone learning management system (LMS). With this integration, edX courses can be automatically synchronized to the LMS catalog, where they can be managed like other system training types.

The edX integration provides access to the following functionality:

  • Catalog Synchronization
    • Automatic daily synchronization of content from edX to the LMS catalog (edX content is classified as online content in the catalog)
    • The synchronization captures all purchased content from edX
    • Synchronized content added to the catalog with a Provider of edX
    • Loaded edX content is mobile-ready
    • Administrators can manage loaded edX content in the same manner they manage other training in the LMS (e.g. set availability, set keywords, add to a curriculum, assign training to a learner)
  • Content Launching
    • When a learner launches edX content from the LMS, they are redirected to an edX pop-up window to complete the training, and no login is required
    • The learner’s training progress is recorded on the their transcript page in the LMS
  • Report Completion
    • The learner’s training progress is recorded on the their transcript page in the LMS
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)
    • The integration supports SMAL SSO implementation (IDP). No additional integration is required to enable the Cornerstone and edX for Business integration

Considerations

The following considerations apply to this enhancement:

  • Content disablement is required if your LMS contains existing edX content.
  • This integration is NOT a data-feed based integration.
  • If your organization has an existing integration with edX and would like to enable the new integration, contact both Cornerstone Global Customer Support and the edX team to disable the existing integration.

Training Launched from Integrated Provider's Site

All progress data for online content launched directly from an integrated provider's site is automatically recorded to the learner's Cornerstone transcript and within Cornerstone reporting functionality, just as if they had launched the course from within the Cornerstone system. The progress data will match the data provided by the content provider's site. Consequently, this enhancement allows for real-time progress data visibility in a single system of record. Note: The online content consumed directly from an integrated content provider must also be present in the Course Catalog in order for the external progress to be recorded to the learner's Cornerstone transcript.

  • Only the following two training statuses are supported by this behavior:
    • In Progress
    • Completed
  • A Completed status cannot be reverted back to an In Progress status. Any progress data communicated after the online content completion will update all values except completion status and completion date.

Implementation

For organizations using the Learning module, this integration can be self-enabled via the Edge Marketplace. The Cornerstone OnDemand edX for Business integration costs $5000 per year.

Permissions

The following existing permissions apply to this functionality:

PERMISSION NAME PERMISSION DESCRIPTION CATEGORY
Course Catalog - Update

Grants ability to manage and edit training items listed in the Course Catalog and also grants access to the Course Console, where training can also be managed and edited. This permission also grants access to the Popular Requests and Highest Rated widgets on the Learning Admin Console (in conjunction with the Learning Admin Console - View permission). This permission also allows administrators to reversion online courses via the Course Console page. This permission also allows administrators to access an Edit Training option for training items included as objectives in Development plans.

This permission can be constrained by OU, User's OU, Training Type, Training Item, Provider, ILT Provider, User's ILT Provider, User, User Self and Subordinates, and User's LO Availability. This is an administrator permission.

Note: Adding an OU constraint and a provider constraint to this permission results in an "AND" statement.

Learning - Administration
Edge Integrations - Manage Grants access to the Integrations service for Edge Integrate where the administrator can configure, enable, and disable their third-party integrations that are used within the Cornerstone system. This permission cannot be constrained. This is an administrator permission. Edge
Edge Marketplace - Manage Grants access to the Marketplace service for Edge Integrate where the administrator can browse and purchase integrations that can be used to extend the Cornerstone system. This permission cannot be constrained. This is an administrator permission. Edge