This article covers the kinds of custom content you can include in a custom learning path, and links to articles with step-by-step procedures. You create custom learning paths in Content Engine, which is available to enterprise accounts. Any user in an enterprise account can create custom content and manage their own creations, but only administrators can publish the content.
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Custom Learning Path Contents
Like all learning paths in the Cloud Academy training library, custom learning paths bring together courses, hands-on labs, exams, and resources on a related topic. A learning path helps members by offering a single tool where the member completes the steps rather than having to find all the component parts individually.
Within your custom learning path, you can mix training content that you create with content that Cloud Academy delivers. For example, you might mix a custom course on security at your company with standard deep-dive training into the security technologies that Cloud Academy delivers in the training library.
You can also tailor delivered training materials for your particular environment. For example, you might customize a hands-on lab to use configurations from your particular technology stack.
The following image shows the window you see when you Add Steps to a learning path:
In Content Engine, you can create the following types of content to include in your Learning Path:
- Custom hands-on labs
- Custom Exams
Tip: You can also use Content Engine to create the questions to include in the exams, but you cannot include questions directly in a learning path. The questions you create must go into an exam first.
- Custom Resources
You can include delivered Cloud Academy courses in your custom learning paths, but you can't create an item called a "custom course" in Content Engine. Custom resources give you a similar kind of power, though. You can upload things like slides, documents, or videos to be custom resources. When you include those resources in a learning path, the experience for the learner is similar to a delivered course.
Using Custom Learning Paths
After you create your custom learning path, you can make it available for your members to find in the training library in the custom categories that you can set up. As part of creating the custom learning path, you choose the Library Placement where you want it to appear.
You can also include a custom learning path in a custom Training Plan. A Training Plan brings together one or more learning paths and exams, while also giving you the power to assign the content to a team or individual and set a schedule of when the training should be complete.