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Learning Groups and Content Channels Explained
Learning Groups and Content Channels Explained

Learning Groups and Channels of content can be used in tandem. Learn how in this article.

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Written by Lulu Dermeche
Updated over a week ago

Learning Groups vs. Channels - they're quite similar animals, but they perform quite differently! Using them together can be a super powerful way of sharing knowledge with your teams and your targeted Learners.

What are Learning Groups on HowNow? 🤔
You can organise your users into 'Learning Groups' on HowNow. Normally the starting point of this could be to create Learning Groups based on the departments that you have in your Organisation. For example, you can create Learning Groups such as 'Finance', 'Marketing', 'Tech' etc. You also create based on other User profiles - see some examples below:

  • Role based Learning Groups - based on a user's Job Role. For example you can create a Learning Group for 'Managers', 'Leadership Team', 'Analysts' etc.

  • You can create Learning Groups - based on how long the users have been in your organisation. For example, you may want to create a Learning Group for 'New Starters'.

Can a User be in more than one Learning Group?
A user can be in multiple Learning Groups. For example a Finance Manager can be part of a 'Finance' Learning Group, as well as being part of a 'Manager' Learning Group.

How many Learning Groups can we create? 🔢
You can create as many Learning Groups as you like!

One of the key benefits of creating Learning Groups is that it enables you to personalise the content (see content channels below) based on a User's profile, filtering content relevant to their learning needs. So, the number of Learning Groups you create will likely depend on the size of your organisation.

What are Channels on HowNow?

Think of Channels as "Topics"
Channels are used to categorise and organise the content that is created on HowNow. For example, if you create a training course on Excel - you may tag the content channel as 'Excel'.

Why do you assign Channels to Learning Groups?
You want users in specific Learning Groups to see content that is relevant to the learning needs of the people in that group. For example, you may assign the 'Excel' content channel to the 'Finance' Learning Group as you want those users to have access to all content related to Excel.

Another example is you may create a content Channel called 'Onboarding' and assign it to the 'New Starters' Learning Group as you may want all of the new people joining your organisation to do a series of onboarding courses.

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