Connect Skills with Courses

Once you, as an Admin, have selected the skills or skill groups that are relevant to your Academy, you are ready to associate them with specific Courses. Or more precisely the exam questions of the exams within the courses. The exam questions must reflect the associated skills and the score on each question can then point to the jobs in which individuals may excel.

There are two ways to connect your Academy metrics with your Courses. 

Map Skills / Development Workspace

Go to the Development Workspace and select Skills -> Map Skills in the left navigation panel. On the top, select the Connect to Courses tab.

 

Under Connect to Courses, you can set up which metrics should be assessed through each course. This determination must be then carried to the actual exam questions of the exams within those courses. The metric should be connected to at least one exam question or you will end up analyzing false data.

You can find the desired course using the search bar at the top of the page. Click on the arrow next to the metric name to check if this course is already associated with a Job/ Skills.

Please note: If you want to completely disconnect a skill from a Course, you can only do this from this page. Just check the box on the right of the skill and click Disconnect.

You can select to connect multiple courses at the same time. Finally, click on the Connect button to move forward to the next page where you will be able to associate these courses with the desired skills, grouped skills, or job-connected skills!

You can connect the selected course(s) with any skill, group of skills, or job-connected skills. To do so, just select the relevant tab, select the desired skill(s), group(s), and/or job(s), and hit Save. Please note that you can filter the skills by industries, tiers, categories, and types and see the details available for each skill by clicking the arrow next to it.

Important Note:
When connecting skills to a course through the Map Skills page in the Development Workspace, the skill will be connected with all the existing exam questions of the exams within the course. You can then refine the skill-exam questions connections through the Manage Exam page if needed. 

Skills / Manage Course Panel

If you wish to connect your skills to a course through the Manage Course page, or if you want to refine the skill-exam question connections, just find the relevant course and head to the Manage Course page.

You then have two options: you can either do this from the Skills page or the Exams tab. 

a) Skills

Once you reach the Manage Course page, click on the Skills tab in the Course Panel. On this page, you will be able to connect your skills to the course and check which skills are connected with this course's exams.

To connect a skill to this course just click on Add Skill, select the needed skill from the list, and click Save

Important Note: When connecting skills to a course through the Skills page, the skill will be connected with all the existing exam questions of the exams within the course. You can then refine the skill-exam questions connections through the Exams page if needed. 

b) Manage Exam

Once you reach the Manage Exam page, click on the Edit Questions tab and you will see all the questions that are included in this exam. Find a question you want to connect to a skill and click Edit Question

 

From this page, you are able to:

  • Connect the Question with a Skill
  • Connect the Question with a Skill that is already connected with the associated Course
  • Disconnect the Question from a Skill   

To Connect the Question with an Academy Skill, click on Add Academy Skill. The list of skills presented includes all the skills that you have added to your Academy. Select the needed skill from the list, click Close, and then click Save Question to save your changes!

Please note that in this case, any Academy Skill that is connected to an Exam Question will automatically be connected to the associated Course as well.

To Connect the Question with a skill is already connected with the associated Course, click on Add from Course Skills. The list of skills presented includes all the skills that you have connected with this course. Select the needed skill from the list, click Close, and then click Save Question to save your changes!

To disconnect the question from a skill you can either click on the bin icon next to the skill or click on the Add from Course Skills, uncheck the skill in question and click Close. Don't forget to click Save Question to save your changes! 

View Skills 

If you need to review which skills you have connected with which questions, you can easily do from the View Metrics page! Just head to the Manage Exam page and select Skills in the Exam Panel. At the top of the page, you will see all the skills that are connected with this Exam, regardless of the question they are connected with

If you need a more in-depth look, just click on Connected Skills under a question and you will see which skills are connected with this specific question.

Filtering Courses based on the Connected Skills

After you connect your Academy's courses with skills, your academy members will be able to filter their course training based on the connected skill a course has.

When the user goes to the Learner Workspace and selects My Training -> Courses in the left navigation bar, the Skills tab will be available for the users on the right side of the Courses page. Here they will be able to select a skill or group of skills and see all the courses connected to it.


Please note that only skills connected to courses that the user has access to will be listed.

Courses Connected with Skills

When a course is connected with Performance Skills, then the connected skills will be displayed on the Course's About page, so that you and your Academy members will be able to locate them easily!

When you create a Learning Path that includes courses that are connected with your academy's Performance Skills, then all skills that the Learning Path courses are associated with will be displayed on the Learning Path Card. This way a user will know what kind of skills/competencies they will receive by completing the Learning Path in question. 

Read also:
Adding Skills to Your Academy
Enabling Performance Metrics in Your Academy

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