Please read Part-1 before reading this Part-II post.
A learning path is a catalog object that is used to group sequence of courses together and tracked as a whole. Learning path shows the way to achieve goals of a learner. Eg:- A new employee on board learning where the learner needs to complete a set of courses, by a relative targeted date (for example, 3 months from the date they are subscribed to the path).
Learning certifications are very similar to learning paths, with the added ability to allow renewals and enforcing due dates. An administrator can make a certification as one-time or a renewable certification and he can also add a validity period for the certification.
Subscriptions and Enrollments:
As discussed in the part 1 of this post, a Certification comprises of one or more sequenced learning components (referred as courses) and each course can have one or more classes and each class can have one more sessions.
A person to take a certification should subscribe to the certification. A subscription can be uniquely identified by a subscription number. A subscription enforces the start date, target completion date for the certification and also a provides the duration until which the certification is valid.
Subscribing to the certification alone will not give access to attend the classes of a course. An individual should again enroll to the courses to attend its related classes. The process of enrolling to a class is called Enrollment, it can be uniquely identified by a enrollment number.
In short Subscription is for Certification and Enrollment is for Course.
A learner access determines who can view and take a learning object. A learner access can make restriction at Organization level, Job level, Position level and at Learner Group level or at individual learner level.
Note: To restrict the access of a certification through Learner Access the certification should be marked as ‘Restricted’ while creating the certification.
A Resource is an individual or an object which facilitates the process of teaching on some subject.
- A trainer who trains people on some subject
- A venue for taking training
- A Projector to show some presentation (Both the projector and Presentation files are resources)
A resource can be utilized by booking the resources against the learning objects.
Content in OLM is e-learning material associated with different catalog objects. Content can be in different web-playable format such as slides, text documents, html pages, video clips, or other multimedia format.