Once you 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 skillss 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 skillss with your Courses. Let's check both in more detail!
Connect Skills Page / Admin Panel
Click on the Admin tab, select the Skills Management tab from your Administration panel, and click on Connect Skills - Jobs - Courses.
Under Connect with Courses, you can set up which skills should be assessed through each course. This determination must be then carried to the actual exam questions of the exams within those courses. The skill should be connected to at least one exam question or you will end up analyzing false data.
You can find the desired course/s using the search bar at the top of the page. Click on the arrow next to the skill name to check if this course is already associated with a Job/ Skill.
Please note that if you want to completely disconnect a Skill from a Course, you can only do this from this page. Just click the "x" next to the skill and the Skill will be removed completely from the course in question.
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 this course/s 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.
When connecting Skills to a Course through the Connect Skills page from the Admin Panel, 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.
Connect Skills Page / Manage Course Panel
If you wish to connect your Academy Skillss to a Course through the Manage Course page, or if you want to refine the skill-exam question connections for a Course just find the relevant Course and head to the Manage course page.
You then have two options: you can either do this from the Connect Skills page or the Manage Exam one. Let's check both!
a) Connect Skills page
Once you reach the Manage Course page, click on the Connect Skills tab from the left panel. On this page, you will be able to connect an Academy Skill to the Course and also check which Skills are connected with this course's Exams.
To connect a Skill to this Course just click on Add Academy Skill, select the needed Skill from the list, and click Save.
Click on the Connected Skills button and you will see that the Skill has been successfully connected to the Exams of this course!
Important Note: When connecting Skills to a Course through the Connect 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 Manage Exam page if needed.
b) Manage Exam
Once you reach the Manage (Video) Exam page, click on the Edit (Video) 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 an Academy 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 that 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!
If you need to review which Skills you have connected with which Questions, you can easily do from the View Skills page! Just head to the Manage Exam page and select View Skills from the left panel. On 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. The Skills tab will be available for the users under the Courses page, where they will be able to select a skill, to see all the courses connected with this Skill. Moreover, they could select a Group of Skills and see all the courses that are connected to a skill of this group.
Please note that the skills listed to a user, are only those that are connected with courses that the user has access to.
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 curriculum that includes courses that are connected with your academy's Performance Skills, then all skills that the curricula courses are associated with will be displayed on the curriculum card. This way a user will know what kind of skills/competencies they will receive by completing the curriculum in question.