When you have an expansive learning environment, it's easy to forget about individual needs of learners. Their personal learning patterns may differ from each other, which makes it important to track and curate the content they consume.
In Valamis, there are several ways to recommend content to a specific user.
On any page, you can add a special area that would show the courses relevant to the user.
This is based on Categories that are used in courses. Uncategorized content, naturally, will not be featured in the content recommendations, so make sure to create and assign appropriate and specific categories to your courses.
Whenever a user joins a categorized course, the system will note that as his interest and will start recommending such courses to them. The more they join the courses from the same category the more it will be prioritized.
From the start, when the user hasn’t joined any courses, the recommended courses come from the categories set up in the user profile, if there are any. Go to User Information - Categorization to set them up for a user.
If the user is inclined to check specific categories more, they will see new courses with such categories here. Initially, it will show a random selection of courses.
Aside from the Recommendation option, you can also display either the most popular content, top rated, trending weekly, or monthly.
Besides lessons, training events, and courses, you can also feature learning paths and LinkedIn Learning and Udemy for Business courses as recommended or trending content. You can select multiple types of content at once.
You can select the option to ignore user history in the content recommendations, which will mean, for example, that the user will still see the lessons they’ve already passed.
The content is additionally filterable by category and vocabularies.
Users can share the content from recommendations in a message, or by copying a link.
It's also possible to consider user language in recommendations by enabling the corresponding option in Preferences.
This will show the content in user language, if that localization is available for that content. Learning paths are not yet supported.
Preferences also include settings to display raitings and the number of users who rated the content.
If you want users to not see the learning paths for which they don't meet the skill prerequisites, you can select Consider skill level requirements in the Preferences.
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