Basics Concepts of Oracle Learning Management(OLM) – Part II

By | January 7, 2013 | 2,980 views | Category: Oracle Learning Management

Please read Part-1 before reading this Part-II post.

Learning Paths:

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:

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.

Learner Access:

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.


  1. A trainer who trains people on some subject
  2. A venue for taking training
  3. 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.

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