Editing channels

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See also Setting channel objectives and privacy levels for options available only to team plans.

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.

Organizing your channel

Channels help you organize your content in the way that works best for you. For example, channels can be combined into channel groups. And within channels, your content can be further organized into sections.

If you’re on an Enterprise plan, you may also see priorities in your channels as a larger container that holds channel groups. See Engaging with priorities for more information.

Channel groups

Channel groups allow you to structure your channels thematically (for example, around a specific initiative or set of skills), sequentially (for example, from beginner to advanced topics), or however you choose.

Note: You can only create, edit, and delete personal channel groups.

Adding a channel group

To add a channel group:

  1. Click the + plus icon next to My groups on your channels home page (opens in new tab).
  2. Give your channel group a name and a description.
  3. Click Create group.

Once you have one or more channel groups, you can expand or collapse the list by clicking My groups.

Adding channels to a group

To add a channel to a channel group:

  1. Locate the channel on the channels home page (opens a new tab).
  2. Click the ••• options menu.
  3. Click Add to group.
  4. Select existing group(s).
    Type a new channel group name and click the + plus icon to create a new group.

Editing or deleting a channel group

To edit or delete an existing channel group:

  1. Click the channel group in the My groups list.
  2. Click the ••• options menu next to the channel group’s name.
  3. Choose Edit or Delete.

Working with priorities channel groups

If you’re on an Enterprise plan that uses priorities, you can also work with the channel groups that are part of the priorities your plan admins have set up for your organization. See Engaging with priorities for details.

Channel sections

You can add sections to your channel for more custom organization of your channel content. Sections can be collapsed or expanded to help the members of your channel focus on the content that’s relevant to them (see Adding channel members to learn how to share your channel with your team).

To create a section:

  1. Open the channel you want to organize.
  2. Click Add section.
  3. Fill in a section name and description and press enter/return.
  4. Grab the section handle on the left side and drag to desired location.
  5. Drag and drop existing content in the channel into the section.

To remove a section:

  1. Hover over the right side of the section and click X.
  2. Click Yes, remove section to confirm removal. Any content inside the section will be ungrouped, but will remain in the channel.

Reordering content

To reorder the content within a channel or channel section, drag and drop any item up or down to your desired location. A grab bar will appear to the left of the content's thumbnail image when you hover your mouse over an item.

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Copying content from one channel to another

Instead of copying a whole channel, you may want to copy only some of the content from a channel to a new or existing channel.

Top coy content from one channel to another:

  1. Open the channel from which you want to copy content.
  2. Click the ••• options menu on the far right of the content you want to copy.
  3. Hover over Add to channel and click the channel(s) you want to add the content to.
    Create a new channel by typing the channel name and then clicking the +.

To move the content (rather than copying it), follow the above steps to copy the content to the desired channel. Then click the ••• options menu and click Remove to remove it from the current channel.

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Removing modules within a course

When adding courses to your channels, you may find that some course modules are less relevant to your channel objectives. You can remove these modules to keep the channel focused on what's important to you.

Removing modules doesn't stop them from playing. It serves as a suggestion for you—or those using your channel—to skip those modules.

To remove modules within a course:

  1. Open the channel you want to edit.
  2. Find the course where you want to remove modules.
  3. Click the caret on the right side of the course.
  4. Click Edit at the top of the course's Table of contents. This will populate checkbox selectors for the content.
  5. Uncheck the modules you want to remove.
  6. Click Done when you're happy with your selections.

Note: Learners using channels on mobile devices will see the entire course.

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Duplicating a channel

Duplicating channels allows you to build off company channels or existing channels you’ve joined.

To duplicate a channel:

  1. Locate the channel on the channels home page (opens a new tab) under the My channels tab or the Company channels tab.
  2. Click the ••• options menu next to the Add section button.
  3. Click Duplicate.
  4. Fill in the details, including the name, objective, description, and privacy settings.

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Deleting a channel

Note: Deleting a channel is permanent. You can archive a channel instead to remove it from your active list without permanently deleting it. See archiving a channel for details.

To delete a channel:

  1. Locate the channel you want to delete.

  2. Click the ••• options menu next to the Add section button.

  3. Click Delete.

  4. Click Yes, delete channel to confirm channel deletion.

Note: You can only delete channels you own. See Adding channel members for instructions on transferring ownership.

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Formatting your descriptions with markdown

Channel and channel groups allow you to add descriptions to give users additional context. Descriptions can also be helpful to you when revisiting channels you’ve created in the past.

You can enhance these descriptions by using markdown to apply custom formatting to the text. The following markdown elements are supported in channel descriptions and channel group descriptions. In each case, replace text or url with your desired content.

# textHeading 1No space before content
## textHeading 2No space before content
### textHeading 3No space before content
*text*ItalicNo space between asterisks and content
[text](url)LinkNo space between brackets and parentheses
---Horizontal ruleThree hyphens with no spaces
1. text
2. text
3. text
Numbered listInclude space before content

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