How to Connect Metrics with Courses?

Once you, as an Admin, have selected the metrics/ metric groups that are relevant to your Academy, you are ready to associate them with specific Courses. Or more precisely the exam questions of the exams within the courses. The exam questions must reflect the associated metrics and the score on each question can then point to the jobs in which individuals may excel.

There are two ways to connect your Academy metrics with your Courses. Let's check both in more detail!

Connect Metrics Page / Admin Panel

Click on the Admin tab, select the Performance Metrics tab from your Administration panel, and click on Connect Metrics - Jobs - Courses.

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Under Connect with Courses, you can set up which metrics should be assessed through each course. This determination must be then carried to the actual exam questions of the exams within those courses. The metric should be connected to at least one exam question or you will end up analyzing false data.

You can find the desired course/s using the search bar at the top of the page. Click on the arrow next to the metric name to check if this course is already associated with a Job/ Metric.

Please note that if you want to completely disconnect a Metric from a Course, you can only do this from this page. Just click the "x" next to the metric and the Metric will be removed completely from the course in question. 

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You can select to connect multiple courses at the same time. Finally, click on the Connect button to move forward to the next page where you will be able to associate this course/s with the desired metrics, grouped metrics, or job-connected metrics!

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You can connect the selected Course/s with any metric, group of metrics, or job-connected metrics. To do so, just select the relevant tab, select the desired metric(s), group(s), and/or job(s), and hit Save. Please note that you can filter the metrics by industries, tiers, categories, and types and see the details available for each skill by clicking the arrow next to it.

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Important Note:
When connecting Metrics to a Course through the Connect Metrics page from the Admin Panel, the metric will be connected with all the existing exam questions of the exams within the Course. You can then refine the metric-exam questions connections through the Manage Exam page if needed. 

Connect Metrics Page / Manage Course Panel

If you wish to connect your Academy Metrics to a Course through the Manage Course page, or if you want to refine the metric-exam question connections for a Course just find the relevant Course and head to the Manage course page.

You then have two options: you can either do this from the Connect Metrics page or the Manage Exam one. Let's check both!

a) Connect Metrics page

Once you reach the Manage Course page, click on the Connect Metrics tab from the left panel. On this page, you will be able to connect an Academy Metric to the Course and also check which Metrics are connected with this course's Exams.

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To connect a Metric to this Course just click on Add Academy Metric, select the needed Metric from the list, and click Save

Click on the Connected Metrics button and you will see that the Metric has been successfully connected to the Exams of this course! 

Important Note: When connecting Metrics to a Course through the Connect Metrics page, the metric will be connected with all the existing exam questions of the exams within the Course. You can then refine the metric-exam questions connections through the Manage Exam page if needed. 

b) Manage Exam

Once you reach the Manage (Video) Exam page, click on the Edit (Video) Questions tab and you will see all the questions that are included in this exam. Find a question you want to connect to a Metric and click Edit Question.  From this page, you are able to:

  • Connect the Question with an Academy Metric
  • Connect the Question with a Metric that is already connected with the associated Course
  • Disconnect the Question from a Metric   

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To Connect the Question with an Academy Metric, click on Add Academy Metric. The list of metrics presented includes all the Metrics that you have added to your Academy. Select the needed Metric from the list, click Close, and then click Save Question to save your changes!

Please note that in this case, any Academy Metric that is connected to an Exam Question will automatically be connected to the associated Course as well.

To Connect the Question with a Metric that is already connected with the associated Course, click on Add from Course Metrics. The list of metrics presented includes all the Metrics that you have connected with this course. Select the needed Metric from the list, click Close, and then click Save Question to save your changes!

To disconnect the Question from a Metric you can either click on the bin icon next to the Metric or click on the Add from Course Metrics, uncheck the Metric in question and click Close. Don't forget to click Save Question to save your changes! 

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View Metrics 

If you need to review which Metrics you have connected with which Questions, you can easily do from the View Metrics page! Just head to the Manage Exam page and select View Metrics from the left panel. At the top of the page, you will see all the Metrics that are connected with this Exam, regardless of the question they are connected with.

If you need a more in-depth look, just click on Connected Metrics under a question and you will see which Metrics are connected with this Specific Question.

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Filtering Courses based on the Connected Metrics

After you connect your Academy's courses with metrics, your academy members will be able to filter their course training based on the connected metric a course has. The Metrics tab will be available for the users under the Courses page, where they will be able to select a metric, to see all the courses connected with this Metric. Moreover, they could select a Group of Metrics and see all the courses that are connected to a metric of this group. 

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Please note that the metrics listed to a user, are only those that are connected with courses that the user has access to.

Courses Connected with Metrics

When a course is connected with Performance Metrics, then the connected metrics will be displayed on the Course's About page, so that you and your Academy members will be able to locate them easily!

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When you create a curriculum that includes courses that are connected with your academy's Performance Metrics, then all metrics that the curricula courses are associated with will be displayed on the curriculum card. This way a user will know what kind of skills/competencies they will receive by completing the curriculum in question. 

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Read also:
How Can I Enable Performance Metrics In My Academy?

How To Add Performance Metrics For My Academy?

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