Default Approval Workflow Templates

The Approval Workflow Templates page enables administrators to create approval workflow templates for learning objects (LO). Upon implementation, a system-generated default template appears on the Approval Workflow Templates page for all portals and contains the approval workflow that exists at the time of the implementation of this enhancement.

To access the Approval Workflow Templates page, go to Admin > Tools > Learning > Learning Preferences > Default Approval Workflow Templates.

Approval Workflow Template

The following features and fields are available on the Approval Workflow Template page:

  • Create New Approval Template - Click this link to create a new approval workflow template. You must have permission to manage approval workflow templates in order to create new templates.
  • Search - Filter the results in the Approval Template table by entering a template name in the search field and clicking Search. The field accepts up to 100 characters.
  • Approval Templates table - The following columns display in this table:
    • Approval Template Name - This column displays the template name. This column also displays the portal's system-generated template. For portals with multiple languages, template names display in the administrator's localized language. If a translation is not configured, the template name displays in the language of the template creator. This column is sortable.
    • Created By - This column displays the name of the administrator who created the template.
    • Options - The following options may be available for each approval template:
      • View Template - Click this icon to view the template as read-only.
      • Edit Template - Click this icon to edit the template. You must have permission to manage approval workflow templates in order to edit templates.
      • Copy Template - Click this icon to copy the template. All fields are copied except the Approval Template Name field. You must have permission to manage approval workflow templates in order to copy templates.
      • Delete Template - Click the Trash Can icon to delete the template. Then, click the Save button at the bottom-right of the page to save the deletion. Templates cannot be deleted if they are defined as the default template for a LO or have ever been assigned to a LO.

Once all changes are made to the Approval Workflow Templates page, such as deleting a template, click Save at the bottom-right of the page to save the changes. Click Cancel to cancel the changes.

System-Generated Template

The system-generated template on the Approval Workflow Templates page contains the default approval workflow. This template cannot be edited or deleted. Until a workflow is defined for a LO type, the system-generated template is used as the approval workflow.

If a template is never defined for a LO type or for an individual LO, then the system-generated template is always used as the approval workflow.

Note: When additional templates are added, the system-generated template is still available to select when defining an approval workflow at either the LO type or individual LO level.

Localization

For portals with multiple languages enabled, the title "System-Generated Template" can be localized. To localize the title:

  1. Click the View Template icon in the Options column. This opens the Define Approval Template page.
  2. Click the Translate icon in the Approval Template Name field. This opens the Translate pop-up.
  3. Enter localized text into the desired language fields.
  4. Click Save.