Administrators can add different Topics, which need to be created before adding a course or activity to a Custom credential.
Here’s how it works:
1. In Manage Credentials, click the Down Arrow next to the Credentials category containing your credential.
2. Select the credential to which you would like to add curriculum.
3. Click Add Topic on the right side of the Topics box.
4. Type in the Name and Required Hours for the New Topic.
5. In the Requirements section, select the number of times completed courses* and activities should count toward the number of hours/units required by that topic.
All courses/activities can only be taken once for credit. Once they are completed, they are removed from the Training that Applies section of the credential detail page.
More than Once
If More than once is selected, a checkbox option will appear allowing the admin to choose to set the max number of completions that can count toward the requirement. This checkbox is optional, but once selected, a number must be entered in the number entry box.
If a maximum is not set, courses/activities can be taken an unlimited amount of times for credit. If a maximum is set, once the user hits the maximum on a given course or activity it is removed from the Training that Applies section of the credential detail page.
The courses setting in Certified credentials works a little bit differently. In topics controlled by TS accreditation, the course setting is set to Once and is not editable. Any new topics added to a certified credential work normally.
*Courses refers to TargetSolutions courses and SCORM courses uploaded by you.
6. In the Requirements section, select if courses/activities should be viewable and/or accessible from the user’s Credential detail page.
Courses and activities must be visibility in order to be accessible. When visibility is disabled, users cannot see the list of training, meaning platform managers have control of assigning the training.
When courses and activities are accessible, it means they can click to launch and complete any course or activity within the topic directly from their Credential detail page. When accessibility is disabled, users can see the list of training that applies, but cannot launch the courses or activities from their Credential detail page.
7. In the Overflow Option category, choose to check or uncheck the box that states: Allow overflow hours from other topics. Creating an overflow category allows users to count additional training from a different category after they have met the required number of hours.
7. Click Save once you are done.
Now that the Topic has been created, you can add courses and/or activities to it:
1. Click the green plus icon next to the Topic.
2. Select the courses or activities that apply to your credential topic. You can use the Search bar at the top of the window to narrow the list of training. Click Add and your course/activity will be added to the topic.
Note: If the topic requirement box is red within your credential, then the system is pre-warning you that the curriculum added to the topic might not meet the hour/unit requirement of that topic.
Please see the following links for more information about Manage Credentials: