Learning Paths

What is a Learning Path?

Often, Administrators are interested in building a detailed curriculum which offers in-depth knowledge of a particular topic or an area of expertise. It can also be a sequence of training courses which the employees or customers are expected to complete. This requires bundling a set of courses and Programs together to create a complete training package.

This is where Learning Path comes into picture. A Learning Path is a journey that a learner must go through to master some subject over time. Learners are in control over their training experience and can acquire and retain knowledge in a self-paced manner with greater effectiveness.

For example, when on-boarding new employees, an organization conducts training on policies and procedures, culture, history, and so on. A Learning Path sets up the courses according to the needs of the employees, so that employees can enroll on the courses according to the learning path set for them. you choose, and you can enroll users on this path so they can progress from course to course.

Create and configure Learning Paths

In this training, you will learn how to create a Learning Path, add a course to it, publish and retire a Learning Path, and configure instances within a Learning Path.


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Advantages of a Learning Path

Learning paths makes the delivery of a training program convenient and hassle-free. Here are some of the key benefits of a Learning Path:

  1. Assign a skill and skill level to a Learning Path directly. No need to match skill credits. Once learner completes a Learning Path, he/she achieves the mentioned skill level.
  2. Ability to embed an existing Learning Path into a new Learning Path. Embedding capability is available only for 1 level of embedding. Thus, a Learning Path already containing an embedded Path, cannot be embedded in a new Path.
  3. Ability to add Pre-requisites, Job Aids and resources at a Learning Path level.
  4. Ability to create sections. Each section can have a title.
  5. Ability to make sections mandatory and setup completion criteria.

Add a Learning Path in Learning Manager

In Learning Manager, in the Admin app, click Learning Path on the left panel.

In the Learning Path page, click Add. Enter the details.

Add a new Learning Path

In the Enrollment Type option, select Self Enroll or Admin Enroll.

If you select the Admin Enroll option, learners will only see manager-nominated or manager-approved courses. Learners will not be able to see the learning path in the recommendation section.

After creating the Learning Path, select the newly created Learning Path, and add the courses in the path.

You can add skills and assign a badge to the Learning Path. To add a skill, select the required skill or skills from the Pick a Skill drop-down list. Also select the level for the skill or skills.

Add a skill

Assign a badge to the Learning Path. Pick a badge from the list of available badges.

Select the products, roles and roles level from the Recommend for section to suggest this learning path to the users who have expressed interest in those products and roles.


Choose the sequencing type for the sections and training as Ordered or Unordered based on your preference.

If you choose Ordered, the courses appear in the same sequence as you created them. If you choose Unordered, the courses are not sequenced. Learners can complete the courses in any order.

To add a course in the Learning Path, click Add Courses or Learning Paths.

In the dialog that appears, choose the training that you want to add to the Learning Path.

Add training to the Learning Path

You can further sort the courses according to the skills assigned, modified date, and course effectiveness.

After selecting the courses or Learning Path, click Save.

In the Learning Path, you can perform the following:

Create and configure a Section: A Section is created to group multiple training courses which completes an area or substantial component of the training. Each Section can have a title. Each section can also be marked Mandatory with specific completion requirements.

Make the courses mandatory in each section: Enable or disable the Mandatory checkbox if you want/do not want to make the trainings mandatory inside the Learning Path. If you enable the checkbox, you can either make all the trainings mandatory or some of the trainings mandatory.

Make the courses mandatory in each section

Rearrange the order: You can move the courses up or down and change their ordering.

Rearrange the order of the training

Remove a course: On the course card, click X, and remove the course from the Learning Path.

Remove a course from the Learning Path

After you’ve made the changes, to publish the Learning Path, click Publish.

Nested Leaning Path

You can include a Learning Path inside a Learning Path, but you can nest at most one Learning Path inside.

Insert the Learning Path like inserting a course.

Add a Learning Path inside a Learning Path

Learning Path Settings

In the Settings section, you can add the pre-requisites and the Job Aids that a learner must take before starting the Learning Path. You can also add resources that are helpful to the learner.

Change settings of a Learning Path


The Learning Path instances displays an additional tile, Learning Paths. The tile displays the number. of learning programs added to a Learning Path.

In the Courses tile, you can see the course instances that are visible to the learners who are enrolled in this instance.

The Enable Learners to Choose instances (Flexible Learning Path) check-box is only applicable to courses. All child Learning Paths will get an option to map a Learning Program instance with Learning Path. By default, the mapping is set to Default Instance.

Learning Path instances


There are three options:

  1. All Skill Levels Courses and Learning Paths (selected by default): The learner gets notifications for any incomplete course irrespective of the level inside a Learning Path.
  2. Root Learning Path: The learner gets notifications for any incomplete course belonging to a parent Learning Path.
  3. Learning Path + first Skill Level children only: The learner gets notifications of any incomplete course that is a first child of a parent Learning Path.

The notification reminders are triggered based on the option. By default, the option All Levels Courses and Learning Paths is enabled for an instance.


You can subscribed to the individual learning paths to receive comprehensive data including quiz scores and learner status directly to your inbox.

Follow the below steps:

  1. Go to any Learning Path > Subscriptions.
  2. Select Add More.
  3. Select the details and type the email id to receive the reports.

Subscribe to individual learning path

Important Note

Please note that the existing feature of Learning Programs will be renamed to Learning Path immediately after the release. In case you wish to continue calling it as Learning Programs, we recommend you to use the ‘Terminologies’ feature to apply the required terminology. This way you can consume to use the word Learning Program.

Learning Paths bring to you a range of functionalities. Some of them are available immediately after the release. Admins/Authors can start using them. Extended capabilities like “Sections”, “adding Learning Path in another Path” etc. are disabled and can be enabled by checking the check-box mentioned below.

Learners can continue to consume Learning Programs (now called Learning Paths) and Authors/Admins can continue to create them as well. To take benefit of extended functionalities of Learning Path mentioned above, Administrator should enable the setting as mentioned below. Once enabled, all the new extended capabilities of Learning Path will become available.

The Settings > General page has a new option to enable Learning Paths. If this option is enabled, you can add courses and Learning Programs in a Learning Path. You cannot change the option once it is enabled.