The Role of a Learning Leader During Live Courses

This article describes the role of a learning leader - an admin in the cohort Admins page - during a live course. 

Tracking learner progress

The primary role of the learning leader during a course is to track learner progress in the platform to ensure engagement throughout the learning journey. You can track individual learner progress on the platform by viewing the Module Completion bars on the course home page. Tip: Use the Module Completion bars during the course to send a “nudge” and/or “kudos” communication through the platform to learners who haven’t started the coursework, may be falling behind, or are on track.

Note: The Module Completion bars and messaging features are available to all admin options on the cohort Admins page with the exception of Sponsor and Auditor.

You can also track engagement during and after the course by viewing the Participant Roster Report, as well as through the High Impact Learning Dashboard (HILD). As learners reach 70% completion of all course activities, the HILD will begin taking meaningful shape. Therefore, monitoring and nudging learners towards completion will ensure your team is able to glean the most valuable insights. 

Adding and removing learners

Another role played by the learning leader is to manage the addition and removal of learners from the cohort as needed during the course. Learn more about how to add a learner to a live course and how to remove a learner from a live course.

Managing logistics

Managing the logistics of a cohort is an important part of the learning leader’s role. This includes the work that happens before a course launches, such as prepping the Sponsor(s), ensuring consistent, accurate, and “clean” data when creating the roster file, and sending pre-launch communications to learners to set expectations. It also includes the tasks listed above, such as managing additions and removals as well as tracking learner progress.

Another important task for learning leaders is to ensure that all learners have calendar invitations for all live events taking place during the course. While the learners can enter the event through the button in the course activity on the day of the event, they will almost definitely need to already have the time blocked off on their calendar. Sending calendar invitations well ahead of the event(s) helps ensure that learners will be able to attend the live event(s).

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