Standard Learning Assignment - Create

The standard learning assignment type allows you to choose one or more learning objects (LOs) and select the users who will be assigned the training on their transcript. Standard learning assignments process only one time and then never again. Standard learning assignments are ideal for one-time training assignments.

To create a new standard learning assignment, go to Admin > Tools > Learning and click the Learning Assignment Tool link. Then, click the Create Assignment button.

Setup

The first step for creating a standard learning assignment is providing some basic information about the assignment and selecting the training that will be assigned. In this example, an administrator is assigning all users in their organization a course called "Harassment in the Workplace." On the Setup page:

  1. Select the assignment type. For a standard assignment, select the Standard option. This means the assignment will process only one time, and training will only be assigned to users who meet the availability criteria for the assignment at the time it processes.
  2. Enter a descriptive title for the standard learning assignment. In this example, the assignment title will be "Harassment in the Workplace - May 2017."
  3. Enter a description for the assignment which will help other administrators understand the purpose of the assignment.
  4. Click the Select Training button to add training to the assignment.
  5. In the flyout, search for and select the course, and then click the Select button at the bottom of the flyout. The training is added to the assignment.
  6. Click the Next button to advance to the Options step of the learning assignment creation process.

For more details about all the options available on the Setup page, See Create Learning Assignment - Setup.

Options

On the Options step, configure the assignment workflow and email options. For a standard assignment:

  1. Decide what status the training will display in on the user's transcript after it is assigned. Be aware that availability settings for the learning object itself may also affect the transcript status following assignment. For example, if the LO availability is configured as pre-approved with register upon approval, the user’s transcript status will be Registered upon assignment, even if one of the first two below options is selected in the learning assignment. Available options include:
    • Assigned Only - This option places the learning objects onto the user's transcript, but will still require the standard approvals. Once approved, the user must still click the Register link on their transcript.
    • Assigned and Approved - This option places the learning objects in an Approved status on the user's transcript, bypassing the normal approval process. The user must still click the Register link on their Transcript.
    • Assigned, Approved, and Registered - This option assigns, approves, and registers users directly into the training. This bypasses both the approval and registration process as long as the user is not required to pay for the training. The user is only required to launch or complete the training.
      • Bypass User Payment - If the Bypass User Payment option is selected and the training has a cost that is payable by the user, the enrolled users no longer go to the payment page and are automatically enrolled in training item. This option is only available if the Assigned, Approved, and Registered option is selected above.
        • If the user has already paid for a previous version of the training, the user will not pay for the newly assigned version.

        • If Assign New Occurrence is enabled, it does not override the registration workflow for previous versions of the same training; it only applies to the current version of the training. If a user already paid for training and is assigned the same version of that training with this setting, they will need to pay for the training again if Bypass User Payment is not checked.

  2. Set prerequisite options for the assignment, if needed.
  3. Select email options for the learning assignment. You can choose to use the default training-specific email templates configured in the Course Catalog, create a custom set of emails for the assignment, send a one-time email, or use no emails at all. All the learning assignment email options are suitable for a standard learning assignment.
  4. Once all options have been configured for the standard learning assignment, click the Next button to advance to the Schedule step.

For more details about all the options available on the Options page,See Create Learning Assignment - Options.

Schedule

On the Schedule page, determine when the standard learning assignment will process, and when training will be due for users who are assigned the training. For standard assignments:

  1. Select a Processing Start Date. Standard assignments can either process immediately upon submission of the assignment or on a selected future date. When the assignment processes, training will be assigned to users.
  2. Specify a Training Start Date, if applicable. Users can either be allowed to start the training as soon as it is assigned or on a specific date selected by the administrator.
  3. Specify a Training Due Date, if applicable. Standard assignments can be created with no due date, a relative date (such as 30 day from the date assigned), or a specific due date. All three due date options are suitable for standard learning assignments.
  4. Click the Next button at the bottom of the page to advance to the Users step.

For more details about all the options available on the Schedule page, See Create Learning Assignment - Schedule.

Users

On the Users step, determine which system users will receive the training in the assignment.

  1. To add users to the assignment, you can select user criteria (such as a division, location, etc.), you can add all system users to the assignment, or you can upload a .csv file of usernames or user IDs. Any of these options are suitable for standard learning assignments, because standard assignments process only once. In this example, the administrator will assign the course to all users in the system by clicking the All Users link.
  2. Decide whether or not to enable the Assign New Occurrence feature. Switching the Enable Assign New Occurrence toggle to the On position will include users who meet the defined user criteria and already have the training selected for the assignment on their transcript. When enabled, users who have already completed the training will receive a new occurrence of the training and need to take it again.
  3. Click the Generate Initial User List button to view a list of users who will be assigned the training, based on your user criteria selections. Using the check boxes in each user's tile, you can opt to not include certain users or certain training items for users if needed.
  4. After configuring the correct user criteria, click the Next button at the bottom of the page to advance to the Confirm step.

For more details about all the options available on the Users page, See Create Learning Assignment - Users.

Confirm

On the Confirm page, review your learning assignment selections by expanding the tiles for each section of the process. You can return to previous pages by clicking the name of a section in the navigation panel on the left side of the page.

After reviewing all your learning assignment configurations and ensuring all selections are correct, you can click the Submit button to submit the new learning assignment. The learning assignment will process and assign training according to your scheduling selections. Note: Once submitted, the learning assignment cannot be stopped or reversed.

For more details about all the options available on the Confirm page,See Create Learning Assignment - Confirm.