When you assign yourself a Training Plan (or when your manager assigns a Training Plan to you, if you're an enterprise team member), information about your progress through the Training Plan appears on the Training Plan tab on your dashboard.
Training Plan Progress
The following graphic shows an example of the Training Plan progress that appears on the dashboard:
In this example, notice:
- Progress bar, which offers a visual representation of percentage of the Training Plan items you've completed.
- Due Date, where you can see the date you are expected to complete this Training Plan, assuming you spend the amount of time in the Commitment field each week on training
- Tracking, which tells you if you're on track, behind schedule, or ahead of schedule. If you are behind or ahead of schedule, this section also tells you how far behind or ahead you are.
Calculating the Progress and Tracking Amounts
To understand how the system calculates your progress through the Training Plan, imagine you started a Training Plan with the following parameters:
- Start date: 23 October
- Due date: 31 January
According to these numbers, you have 100 days to complete the Training Plan.
If today is 4 November, you have used 12 of your available 100 days, or 12%. The percentage of the Training Plan content that you've consumed determines what value appears in the Tracking field today:
- If you have consumed less than 12%, your Tracking field shows that you are behind schedule.
- If you have consumed more than 12%, your Tracking field shows that you are ahead of schedule.
- If you have consumed 12%, your Tracking field shows that you are on track.
The number of days that you are ahead uses an equation like this:
(due_date - start_date) * progress - (today - start_date)
Imagine that you are 15% of the way through the content on 4 November. The equation would look like this:
[31 Jan - 23 Oct (i.e., 100)} * 0.15 - [4 Nov - 23 Oct i.e., 12)]
Simplifying this equation shows that you are 3 days ahead of schedule.
Deep Dive Tip: It's rare to be exactly on schedule according to this equation, so the system allows a little leeway for learners to remain on track. If you are within one day's worth of progress, the system considers you to be on track. To be more precise in the example above, if you have consumed 12% plus or minus 1% (one day's worth of progress in this example), the system shows you as on track.
Training Plan Start Dates for Enterprise Teams
If you're a team member in an enterprise account, you may join a team that already has an assigned Training Plan. The system is sophisticated enough to adjust your start date so that you are not behind schedule immediately.
When a manager first assigns a Training Plan to a team, all the existing team members have the same start date. However, when you join a team that already has an assigned Training Plan, your start date is the date you join the team. Your due date, however, remains the same as the rest of the team, so you may have to commit more time to training each week to catch up with the rest of the team.
Also, in enterprise accounts, it is possible for managers to assign multiple Training Plans to the team to complete in sequence. If you complete the first Training Plan in the queue ahead of schedule and begin the next one before its planned start date, the system still uses that configured future start date to calculate your progress. This way, you continue to be on track or ahead of schedule, even if you reduce the amount of time you're committing to training each week.