With the new skill synchronization feature, any new skills added today will be what are reflected in the skills tracking report, and throughout the Learning Manager. Skill synchronization provides flexibility so you can:
Add skill data today, and start reporting on it tomorrow – The data you enter in this field across your custom web-based training will begin to populate in the new skills tracking report for all successfully completed course, even those completed years ago. If you have not used skills before, there’s no better time to try out the feature.
Edit, fix, or re-organize skill data at any time – since the skills tracking report will be continually updating to only reflect current skills data on courses, you can worry less about what skills were listed on a course at the time the user completed it, or what skills were added to courses, when, and by who. If you see a mistake, a typo, or just decide to reorganize your skills list across courses, you can do so without the skills tracking report showing discrepancies after the edits. Of course, you can always take a snapshot of skill completion data by running the Skills Tracking Report and exporting the results.
If you’d like to take advantage of these new features as they relate to your custom courses, you can add skills to your custom training (up to 5 per course) either by selecting from a default list of skills BAI uses for its own courseware, or creating new ones. As of March, all skill data added will start to make an appearance in the new Skills Tracking Report for successfully completed courses.
While users no longer need to complete a course apart of a career path to earn a skill, career paths remain an important way to group courses together for specific career advancement goals. BAI career paths also provide several unique benefits, including:
Ability to display career path courses in a specific order to users
Ability to “enforce” the order users need to take career path courses in
Ability to add skills to other content types outside of web-based training, including instructor-led training, assessments, and tasks
Ability to enable / disable the career pathing feature for everyone at your organization via a master setting.
A separate administratordashboard to keep track of career pathing progress without impacting compliance reporting
A separate managerdashboard for managers to keep track of career pathing progress for their direct and alternate subordinates
A separate usercareer pathing section on the “My Dashboard” page to keep track of career pathing progress
The new Skills Tracking Report also provides a “Career Path Name” field in the report control panel, allowing you to conveniently track skills completed as part of specific career paths.
Finally, with the new skill synchronization feature, skills that are added or edited on courses will update dynamically in the career pathing dashboard.