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PlusPlus 101: Getting started with eLearning courses
PlusPlus 101: Getting started with eLearning courses

Learn the basics of integrating eLearning courses into the rest of your PlusPlus content.

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Written by Chris Ramlow
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Why use courses?

With PlusPlus you can upload your own eLearning content authored in tools like Articulate and Captivate. You can also link to external learning content, such as LinkedIn Learning, to engage your teams with course material. PlusPlus courses are ideal support for compliance needs. You can assign courses individually, integrate them into a PlusPlus track, or let people discover and engage them on their own.

Here are a few more benefits:

  • You can track who has taken a course and receive feedback from them.

  • You can easily keep course content up to date by importing new versions without having to create new course instances.

  • Courses can connect learners to other content you’re offering in PlusPlus, like office hours covering similar topics.

  • Team members can save a course so they can return to it easily and take it later on.


Here are the typical steps for offering courses on PlusPlus.

  1. Enable course content for your instance of PlusPlus.
    For more, see How to enable eLearning courses. You can also check out How to enable LinkedIn Learning integration to be able to link to a LinkedIn Learning course.

  2. Upload an eLearning course file to PlusPlus.
    In this step you can also give a course description, add categories and tags to make it discoverable, and more. See How to upload an eLearning course for more on this step, or see How to upload a LinkedIn Learning course.

  3. Assign the course to a team member.
    You can assign the course directly to a team member as a one-off or you can add it to a PlusPlus track.

  4. Collect feedback on the course.
    See who has taken the course and how learners rated it or responded to surveys about it. For more, see PlusPlus 101: How to get user feedback.

  5. Update the course as needed.
    This includes the ability to import new versions of a course. For more, see How to update eLearning courses.

Go deeper

Course use case for completion tracking

One of the compelling reasons for leveraging courses is its completion tracking capability.

Whether you're utilizing any of these supported course file types - SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, AICC, xAPI, cmi5, and PDF - under the hood in advanced settings are a multitude of configuration options lending to this feature with many already set as needed by default.

Any setting option can be quickly located via a standard browser key word search via holding the CTL + F key simultaneously in Windows and for MacOS, the Command (⌘) + F key perform the same search type.

There's many completion related options, such as this one, Media Content Completion Threshold, which

Courses in the big PlusPlus picture

Courses are just one way you can offer self-paced learning content with PlusPlus. We also offer articles, videos, and codelabs, as well as the ability to facilitate live, relational engagement with live events, office hours, and mentorship. You can also incorporate videos, articles, courses, and live events into a sequential learning playbook with PlusPlus tracks.

For a closer look at all the content types available in PlusPlus for both live engagement and self-paced content, see PlusPlus 101: Content you can create.

Is PlusPlus an LMS?

PlusPlus is an integrated learning platform that makes it easy for people to discover, acquire, and share knowledge they need to thrive in your organization. To support those occasional compliance needs, PlusPlus also comes with a built-in lightweight LMS.

Supported course content

Supported course file types include SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, AICC, xAPI, cmi5, and PDF. Note that the Preview feature isn't available for cmi5 courses.

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