Learner Home - Training and Banner Carousels

Below the search bar on the Learner Home page, several different carousels may display to the user if applicable training is available. These carousels include a custom banner carousel (if configured by an administrator) and various training recommendation carousels.

  • The custom banner carousel cycles through various banner images which can include text and a clickable button which navigates the user to another system page.
  • The training carousels allow users to page through categorized training items that are relevant to them.

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To access the Learner Home page, go to Learning > Learner Home.

Learner Home Carousels

The following carousels display on the Learner Home page in the order configured by the administrator:

  • Banner Carousel
  • Continue Learning
  • Saved for Later
  • Top Picks for User
  • Trending for User
  • Inspired by Your Subjects
  • Playlists for User
  • Most Popular
  • Featured
  • Suggested
  • Required

Custom Banner Carousel

The custom banner carousel on the Learner Home page cycles through different banners configured by the administrator. Depending on the preferences configured for the Learner Home page, the banner carousel may display before, amongst, or below the training category sections. Different banners may also be configured to display with text over the image, or with a button built into the banner which navigates the user to a different system page or external site when clicked.

Up to four banners can be included in the custom carousel. The banner will automatically shuffle through available custom banner images. Users can interact with the banner in the following ways:

  • Page through the available banners by clicking the pagination dots below the banner
  • Page through the available banners by clicking the left and right navigation arrows which appear when the user hovers over the banner
  • Stop and resume auto-play by clicking the Play and Pause buttons that appear on the lower right of the banner

Training Carousels

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Details

Continue Learning This section displays training that is on the user's active transcript. Training in this section is sorted by the last transcript status change date, and a maximum of 20 training items can display in the section. If no training is on the user's active transcript, this section is hidden. Note: The last transcript status change date is a date field that tracks when a training moves from one transcript status to another transcript status.
Saved for Later This section displays training that has been saved by the user. Training in this section is sorted by most recently saved first, a maximum of 20 training items that can display in this section. If the user has not saved any training, this section is hidden. If any of the user's saved training has been made inactive or unavailable, that training is removed from the section automatically. Note: This section displays the most recent version of the saved training. For example, if the user saved Leadership Skills (Version 1), and Leadership Skills (Version 2) has since been published, Version 2 of the training displays for the user in this section.
Top Picks for User

This section displays training that is recommended to the user based on their training history. Training in this section is sorted by relevancy to the user (determined by machine learning), and a maximum of 20 training items can display in this section. If no recommendation results are found for the user, the system considers the training history of users in the user's position, division, and location, and then neighboring positions, divisions, and locations in the hierarchy to find recommendations. This section is hidden if any of the following are true:

  • The backend setting for machine learning course recommendations is not enabled.
  • No recommendation results are found for the user.
  • An error occurs.
Trending for Your Position

This section displays training that is recommended to the user based on their position. Training in this section is sorted by relevancy to the user (determined by machine learning), and a maximum of 20 items can display in this section. If no recommendations are found for the user's position, then the system considers the user's division and location, then neighboring positions, divisions, and locations in the hierarchy to find recommendations. This section is hidden if any of the following are true:

  • The backend setting for machine learning course recommendations is not enabled.
  • No recommendation results are found for the user.
  • An error occurs.
Inspired by Your Subjects

This section displays training that is recommended to the user based on subjects in which the user has indicated interest. See Learner Home - Subjects. Training in this section is sorted by relevancy to the user (determined by machine learning), and a maximum of 20 items can display in the section. If the user has not selected any subjects, then the section displays a prompt for the user to add subjects. If no recommendations are found for the user’s selected subjects, the system considers the user's division and location, then neighboring positions, divisions, and locations in the hierarchy to find recommendations. This section is hidden if any of the following are true:

  • The backend setting for machine learning course recommendations is not enabled.
  • No recommendation results are found for the user.
  • An error occurs.

Note: Training items are recommended to the user in this carousel if the subjects associated with the training include subjects in which the user is interested, at the time of the last Cluster Refresh. In Production portals the refresh occurs every two weeks, and in Stage portals the refresh occurs during releases.

Playlists for User When a user views the Playlists for [User] carousel, they see their own first name in the carousel header, and in the carousel itself they see playlists that are recommended to them based on the training contained within the playlists.

Each Playlist tile that displays within the carousel provides the following information:

  • Thumbnail Image - The image associated with the playlist displays at the top of each tile.
  • Created By - This field displays the name and profile photo of the user who created the playlist.
  • Training Type - This field displays the type of the training item.
  • Title - This field displays the title of the playlist.
  • Followers - This field displays the number of user who are following the playlist.
  • Views - This field displays the number of times a playlist has been viewed.
  • Follow - Click this link to follow the playlist. The playlist will be added to the Following tab of your Playlists page.
Most Popular This section displays training that was requested the most number of times in the last 60 days. Training in this section is sorted by the highest number of requests, and a maximum of 20 items can display in the section. If no training has been requested in the last 60 days, this section is hidden.
Featured This section displays training items which have been designated as Featured on the Availability page of the Course Catalog by an administrator. If no training available to the user has been designated as Featured, this carousel does not display to the user. A maximum of 20 items at a time can display in the section, and items are displayed in last modified order (i.e. the most recently modified item will display first). This means the most recently modified 20 items designated as "Featured" from the Availability tab of the Course Catalog will display in the carousel on Learner Home .Note: If a playlist is designated as featured via the Course Catalog, it does NOT display in the Featured Training widget on the Welcome page. The featured playlist does, however, display in the Featured carousel on the Learner Home page.See Course Catalog - Availability.
Suggested This section displays training items which have been designated as Suggested on the Availability page of the Course Catalog by an administrator. If no training available to the user has been designated as Suggested, this carousel does not display to the user. A maximum of 20 items at a time can display in the section, and items are displayed in last modified order (i.e. the most recently modified item will display first). This means the most recently modified 20 items designated as "Suggested" from the Availability tab of the Course Catalog will display in the carousel on Learner Home. See Course Catalog - Availability.
Required This section displays training items which have been designated as Required on the Availability page of the Course Catalog by an administrator. If no training available to the user has been designated as Required, this carousel does not display to the user. A maximum of 20 items at a time can display in the section, and items are displayed in last modified order (i.e. the most recently modified item will display first). This means the most recently modified 20 items designated as "Required" from the Availability tab of the Course Catalog will display in the carousel on Learner Home.See Course Catalog - Availability.

On a desktop browser, up to four tiles can display at a time for each training carousel. When sized down to a mobile device, one and a half tiles display at a time for each training carousel. Users can interact with the carousel in the following ways:

  • Page through the tiles by clicking the pagination dots on the top right of the carousel
  • Page through the tiles by clicking the left and right navigation arrows which appear when the user hovers over the carousel. Note: Clicking the right navigation arrow on the last page of tiles will returns the user to the beginning of the carousel.

Recommendation Carousels – Filtering Logic

Four of the Learner Home carousels are recommendation carousels. The purpose of these carousels is to recommend relevant training to the user. To ensure that the system only recommends appropriate training to the user, the system automatically applies filtering logic to the results. This ensures that the user is not recommended any incorrect training (e.g. not in their availability, inactive, etc.). The exclusions documented in this section ONLY apply to the following Learner Home training carousels:

  • Top Picks for User
  • Trending for Your Position
  • Inspired by Your Subjects
  • Most Popular

The following training will NOT be recommended to users in the above training carousels:

  • Session or cohort training items (because there is a date component to these types)
  • Training flagged as "Exclude from Recommendations" via the Course Catalog
  • Training not available to the user (i.e. not in their availability)
  • Inactive training
  • Training that was requested or assigned (i.e. is already on the user's transcript)
  • Training that is NOT in a Published training status
  • Training that is NOT the latest version
  • Training that has recurrence enabled and is already on the user's transcript
  • Child training that is not standalone
  • Child training that is on a user's transcript as Active (and is also a standalone training item)
  • Child training that is on a user's transcript as Not Yet Activated (and is also a standalone training item)