Setting channel objectives and privacy levels

Tags: Skills

Adjust your channel’s privacy settings and add objectives to align with your team's goals.

See also Editing channels for other ways you can modify and customize your channels for both business plans and individual subscriptions.

Who can use this?



Note: You can only edit channels for which you are the owner or a contributor. See Understanding the different roles in channels for more details.

Setting the privacy level

You can determine who within your organization can view a channel by setting the privacy level.

  1. Open the channel.
  2. From the channel overview area, select Edit Channel.
  3. Set the Privacy level to one of the following:
    • Personal - You & people with a link
    • Company

If you choose Company, your channel will be available to anyone in the company. This also opens up advanced options for you to select, including whether or not to include in Analytics, and whether or not to display the channel in learners' "Company" channels view.

Note: Only the channel owner can set or change the privacy level of a channel. See Understanding the different roles in channels for more details.

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Adding and customizing channel objectives

When you create or edit a channel as a plan admin or team manager, you have the opportunity to add an objective.

What are channel objectives? Why should I use them?

On group plans, objectives are a way to label your channel to align with your team's goals. 

example of a channel with an Onboarding objective

Channel objectives appear with a target icon on the channels page, and also appear in channels analytics. You can sort channels analytics by objectives and see how your teams are progressing toward your company's objectives.

There are three default objectives you can choose from: Onboarding, Switching technology, and Skilling up.

To create a custom objective for your company, type the objective name in the Objective field, and click the + Create objective button (appears below the objective field as you enter the custom objective name). Now that the custom objective exists for your company, other team managers and plan admins can use your new objective to align their channels around the goal you identified with your objective.

Custom objectives are case-sensitive, so a Technology skills objective is separate from a Technology Skills objective.

If you need to change an objective, edit the channel, then edit the objective. Please note that this will only change the objective tied to the channel you're editing. Edit all channels with the objective to change the objective's text completely.

Note: A plan admin or team manager cannot edit an objective if they created the channel as private to them, and then transferred the channel's ownership to someone else without maintaining contributor access.

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