Skills map is a grouping of skill sets, knowledge, and traits of an employee in an organization. These skills maps help companies/organizations to set or raise the performance expectations for its employees. Skills enable employees to align their behaviors to organizational expectations.
Adobe Captivate Prime enables you to map the performance of learners based on their skill sets using skills map. When learners complete taking up some courses, learners can know their standing against each skill by viewing the skill maps.
The fundamental purpose of Skills in the Captivate Prime LMS is to provide the Administrator with a tool that aligns learning with business goals.
As an Administrator, you can perform the following:
- Map a domain to a skill.
- Add multiple levels of a skill.
- Add a badge to a level.
To add a skill, follow the steps below:
Assign a domain to the skill. While creating a skill, you can map it with the most relevant skill domains that Captivate Prime supports. For more information, see Map skill with domains.
Start typing the domain in the field and you can see recommendations. Pick the option or options that is/are relevant to the skill.
Assign the levels to the skill. To add a level, click Add.
You can create and assign Skills to employees. There are various levels to skills and every level requires a certain number of credits to be earned.
You can assign a maximum of three levels to one skill. The learning path is that of enrolling learners to various Learning Objects, which then translate to a certain number of credits that fulfill the requirements for the various levels of a skill.
Once these Learning Objects (LOs) and levels have been achieved, the learner is now equipped to perform at a more productive level than before.
When you add a skill, you can also assign decimals to credits. The credits are displayed up to two decimal places.
Decimal support is only available in English.
Administrators can assign the skills to learners.
After you create your skills and save them, they get listed in the skills page. Now, you can start assigning these skills to learners as follows:
After the author publishes the course, on the Skill page, you can see the count of the courses associated with a skill level, which is incremented when you assign the skill to a new course.
Job aids are training content that a learner can access without enrolling in any specific learning object like a Course or Learning Program.
While creating a job aid, an author can associate a skill level with it. Creating a job aid with no skill and associating it to a course with a skill does not link the skill to the job aid.
Search for any skill by typing the name of the skill and choosing the skill from the options present. Type-ahead search is also applicable here.
You can search for skills in both the Active and Retired sections of the Skills page.
On the Skill page, click the skill that you want to modify. In the Edit Skill dialog, make the required changes, for example,
- Adding or deleting a skill domain.
- Editing the name and description of the skill.
- Adding a skill level or modifying an existing level.
- Adding or deleting a badge for a skill.
After you have made the changes, click Save.
To retire a skill, on the Skill page, select the skill that you want to retire.
From the Actions menu, on the upper-right corner of the page, click Retire.
When you retire a skill, the skill no longer appears on the course.
When a skill is retired, it cannot be associated with any more courses or job aids or assigned to learners until it is republished. The existing associations and assignments are not affected by retirement of the skill.
Once you have retired a skill, the retired skill appears in the Retired tab. The tab displays the list of all skills that are retired.
To republish a retired skill, choose the skill, and from the Actions menu, click Republish.
This restores the skill and you can see the skill again in the Active tab.
You can only delete a skill that has been previously retired.
In the Retired tab, select the skill that you want to delete, and from the Actions menu, click Delete.
You can delete a skill only when it is not associated with any learners, courses, or job aids.
Auto enrollment feature is for user groups only. When you enroll a user group, for example, All Authors, to a skill and save it, by default, Auto enrolment is enabled. So any new additions to the user group All Authors are also assigned the skill.
If you stop auto enrollment for that skill level for All Authors, any new users that get added to the All Authors user group are not assigned the skill.
Enroll the same user group to the skill level again for which Auto Enrollment had been stopped.
Doing so restarts Auto Enrollment, and also the learners that were added to the group when this feature was Off, are assigned the skill now.
That is, whenever you re-enroll a user group to start Auto Enrollment, it refreshes the user group members and assigns the skill to all current members.
See the section Assign skills to a course for more information on the procedure.
Skills can be tied to course completion while creating a course as an author. In the Settings section, you can set the skill criteria for course completion.