Glossary

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C

Channel

A collection of courses created by an individual Pluralsight Skills learner. Click for tips on using Channels for business plans.

E

Ent

Enterprise business plan. See our pricing page for more information about each plan.

Ent-YU

Year Up plan (includes same features as Enterprise business plan)

Exercise Files

Material included by the course's author to work along with the course.

Expert

This level contains the 81st and higher percentiles

I

Interactive course

Interactive courses are a type of Pluralsight Skills course that provides learners in-browser coding challenges with guided feedback. Discover more about interactive courses here.

Iris

Our skill assessment algorithm and recommendation engine.

L

Learner

Learners are Pluralsight Skills users with a license allowing them to complete courses. See more at What’s my role.

Learner-role

Learners are Pluralsight Skills users with a license allowing them to complete courses.

Learner-YU

Learners are Year Up students, alumni, or staff members with a license allowing them to complete courses.

M

Module

A component video of a course.

N

Novice

This level contains the 1st-20th percentiles

O

objective

On Enterprise and Professional plans, objectives are a way to label your channel to align with your team's goals. Common objectives are Onboarding and Skilling up.

Plan admins and team managers can even create custom objectives for your organization's channels.

P

Path

A collection of courses grouped by Pluralsight Skills for a specific learning purpose.

Pers

Monthly or annual personal (individual) subscription. See our pricing page for more information about each plan.

Pers-YU

Monthly or annual personal (individual) subscription

Plan Admin

Plan admins have full access to invite learners, managers, and other plan admins; organize learners into teams; and set team managers. See more at What’s my role.

Plan Admin-role

Plan admins have full access to invite learners, managers, and other plan admins; organize learners into teams; and set team managers.

Plan Admin-YU

Plan admins are Year Up staff with full access to invite learners, managers, and other plan admins; organize learners into teams; and set team managers.

Prem

Premium personal subscription. See our pricing page for more information about each plan.

Prem-YU

Premium personal subscription

Pro

Professional business plan. See our pricing page for more information about each plan.

Pro-YU

Professional business plan

Proficient

This level contains the 21st-80th percentiles

project

Projects are a learning experience that allows learners to practice and apply what they’ve learned in real-world scenarios, using their own integrated development environment (IDE). Learn more about projects here.

S

Skill assessment

A 20+ question adaptive test, typically embedded within Learning Paths. This determines an individual's Skill IQ.

Skill IQ

A quantifiable skill level based on a percentile rating for the skill area or technology.

T

Team Manager

Team managers can view their assigned learners and their analytics. See more at What’s my role and Team manager permission levels.

Team Manager-role

Team managers can view their assigned learners and their analytics. See more at Team manager permission levels.

Team Manager-YU

Team managers are Year Up instructors. They can view their assigned learners and their analytics.