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My Colleague Ritesh Singhvi explained in his blog "Effectively deploying massive open online courses" about configuring MOOC. I will continue with that blog and explain how we will be assigning these courses to User and how they will be completing MOOC within SuccessFactors LMS.


How to access MOOC content?


Partners like Lynda.com offers AICC course tracking, thus single sign-on (SSO) can be utilized when users login through SuccessFactors HCM. Bookmarking progress and record completion can happen automatically.


For other partners like Coursera, Udacity, and OpenHPI, users will need to log in first at the partner site before accessing the course. All commerce functionality is handled outside the application for external courses. All courses are set to "No Charge" upon import.


Launching an external course


Post executing the APM, the references of all the available courses respective to the partners will be made available within SuccessFactors Learning. The courses can then be searched in the Items management, searching the items classification as External-Course, as displayed in the below screen shot, where courses from OPENHPI partner are displayed.



In Action menu, click assign to assign this course to a user. Once it is assigned, the course will be displayed under "My Learning Assignments" tile at user side.



Once user clicks on start course, user will be redirected to the OPENHPI website where user can login and complete the course.



Post successful completion of the course, it will be automatically recorded in SuccessFactors Learning and will be made available under the learning history.


Additionally the courses can be added to a catalog from where users can self-assign and complete the course, as shown in the below screen shot.





While learning is usually criticized for low productivity, increasing costs, and inefficient use of technology, MOOCs provide viable alternatives of high productivity, scalability, low cost (or free), and utilization of leading edge technology. With availability of subscription based learning programs, MOOC will bring in a new a wave of change in the learning arena.


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