Docebo for Microsoft Teams allows you to integrate features of the Docebo platform within Microsoft Teams, giving you access to courses and learning materials as well as the ability to share that material within Teams and creating customized training dashboards for different audiences and use cases.
- Ask your Organization's IT admin to add the Docebo app and messaging extension to the default policy so that all users automatically see the Docebo app pin in their app bar. This will ensure that all your users will see the app by default and not have to individually pin the app and messaging extension, ensuring frictionless adoption and usage of the app.
- Ensure that the username field contains the email address for authentication purposes.
Please note: Without this your users will not be authenticated and will not be able to access the app.
Activating Docebo for Microsoft Teams
Docebo for Microsoft Teams is a paid product. To activate Docebo for Microsoft Teams, reach out to Docebo via the Help Center, or by contacting your Account Manager (if your plan includes this option).
- A tenant is a group of users, an organization or part of an organization who share a common access with specific and separate privileges and access to the Microsoft Teams software instance.
- A dashboard is a centralized location where you can keep track of courses assigned to or shared with you.
- Pairing refers to the action of connecting a tenant with a Docebo Learning Platform.
- Unpairing refers to the action of disconnecting a tenant from a Docebo Learning Platform.
- Messaging extension
- Message extensions allow the users to interact with Docebo Learn through buttons in the Microsoft Teams client. Users can search or initiate actions in Docebo Learn from the compose message area, the command box, or directly from a message. The results of that interaction are returned in the form of a richly formatted card.
- Personal app
- The Docebo app within Microsoft Teams containing the application specific tabs, for example, Dashboard and Chat tabs.
- A system where commands can be sent via chat and are acted upon by the application.
What is Docebo for Microsoft Teams
Docebo for Microsoft Teams allows you to embed Docebo Learn within the Microsoft Teams application bringing the learning experience beyond your Docebo Learn platform. This allows learners to take training directly through Microsoft Teams, with a personalized training dashboard that speeds up the processes of learning directly in the workflow, and also simplifies the searching and sharing of learning content in chats, and channels, without leaving the application.
By integrating Docebo, you gain access to the following abilities in Microsoft Teams:
Customized training dashboards
Dashboards allow you to create custom layouts of learning plans or courses and set visibility by branches and groups of users. A default dashboard is provided which will be visible to all tenants should they not have access to other dashboards and should be used as a fallback dashboard for all tenants with the lowest priority given to it. For more information, please read the article on Creating Dashboards in Docebo for Microsoft Teams.
Docebo for Microsoft Teams permits the finding, sharing and playing of courses in chats and channels with other users using the Docebo Learn Platform's Global Search capabilities. For more information, please read the article on Sharing Courses in Docebo for Microsoft Teams.
Detailed usage reporting
By using the New Reports functionality of the platform, detailed usage information can be obtained on users and course consumption from within Microsoft Teams.. For more information, please read the article on Usage Statistics and Reporting for Docebo for Microsoft Teams.
Benefits of using Microsoft Teams
Docebo for Microsoft Teams allows you to embed Docebo Learn within the Microsoft Teams application bringing the learning experience beyond your Docebo Learn Platform. It allows learners to take training directly through Microsoft Teams, with a personalized training dashboard that speeds up the processes of learning directly in the workflow, and also simplifies the searching and sharing of learning content in chats, and channels, without leaving the application; bringing with it the benefit of increased completion and engagement of training material or courses and learning plans, an improved employee or customer learning experience and it helps organizations create social and viral learning experiences by seamlessly bringing the experience of learning into the flow of work.
Pairing Docebo for Microsoft Teams
Before using Docebo in Microsoft Teams, you must pair the Docebo platform with a tenant of Microsoft Teams.
Docebo for Microsoft Teams pairing works in a 1:1 mode. For example, one Docebo domain can be paired to one Microsoft tenant.
If you are not leveraging the extended enterprise module, then you will only be able to pair to one tenant.
If you leverage the extended enterprise module then you will be able to pair each of your domains and sub-domains to separate Microsoft tenants. This is the recommended approach if you are leveraging multiple Microsoft tenants within your organization.
Please note: The pairing process does not work using extended enterprise subfolders as they are not considered a unique domain to be paired.
To summarize, there are two options available to you for pairing Docebo with Microsoft Teams:
- Extended Enterprise app is inactive
- You require just one Microsoft tenant to be paired with one Docebo.
- Extended Enterprise app is active
- Use this option if you have multiple domains activated in Extended Enterprise then you can pair multiple tenants with Microsoft Teams, with each domain being permitted a single tenant and each tenant being granted a separate dashboard.
Extended Enterprise app is inactive
First we create the tenant within the platform by clicking on the gears icon and under Docebo for Microsoft Teams click Manage. If this is the first time you are creating a tenant, press the button labeled Create Tenant, otherwise press the plus button in the top right corner and choose the Tenant / Pairing option.
Fill in the code and give the tenant a name, then press Create to continue. You will then be presented with a secret code that you will need within Microsoft Teams in order to complete the pairing process. Press Copy To Clipboard to continue. Next, move on to Microsoft Teams and add the Docebo app. Open Docebo within Microsoft Teams Teams and press the Start button to begin the pairing process.
You will then be presented with two fields to fill in, the platform name which is
yourlmsname.docebosaas.com (or your custom domain) and the Client Secret Code which you previously copied to your clipboard. You can now paste that in this field then press the Start Pairing button.
Once the pairing process is complete you will see a Start Learning button and you are ready to proceed with the next step, which is creating a dashboard to populate with learning material.
Extended Enterprise app is active
Pairing a tenant
First we create the tenant within the platform by pressing the Admin icon and under Docebo for Microsoft Teams press Manage. If this is the first time you are creating a tenant, press the button labeled Create Tenant, otherwise press the plus button in the top right corner and choose the New Tenant Pairing option.
You will then be presented with a slide-in window where you can configure your new tenant pairing. The optional Code field allows you to assign a code to the tenant pairing. Next, in the mandatory Name field, give your new pairing a name. Next, in the Assigned Domain section, you can choose from a list of unassigned domains.
Please note: If you have previously created a tenant pairing using a different domain, that domain will not show up in this list as it is not available for pairing. Similarly, if you have no further domains available then the slide-in window will not display configuration options, rather you will be notified that all domains configured in the Extended Enterprise App have been assigned already.
Press Create to finish the tenant creation process. Next, you will be presented with the Client Secret Code for pairing with Microsoft Teams. Copy the code to your clipboard and close the window. You will then arrive at the Properties screen for your new tenant.
At the top of the pairing screen, you will be notified that pairing is required. Press Open Microsoft Teams App to go to Microsoft Teams to complete the pairing process using the code you have copied to your clipboard.
Unpairing a tenant
Please note: If you unpair a tenant, users belonging to this tenant will not be able to access the app anymore. The Dashboards will remain assigned.
In order to unpair a tenant, find the tenant you wish to unpair in the list of tenants and click on the name. In the resulting screen, in the Properties tab, press Removal Actions in the side menu to access the Unpair and Deletion section. There, press Unpair Tenant. In the resulting modal window, press Unpair to confirm the action.
Removing a tenant
Please note: If you remove a tenant, if the tenant is still paired, users belonging to this tenant will not be able to access the app anymore. Dashboards will not be deleted and will remain available for assignment.
In order to remove a tenant, find the tenant you wish to remove in the list of tenants and click on the name. In the resulting screen, in the Properties tab, press Removal Actions in the side menu to access the Unpair and Deletion section. There, press Delete Tenant. In the resulting modal window, press Delete to confirm the deletion.
Once you remove and unpair the tenant, the previously assigned domain becomes available to be paired with a new tenant.
Managing the Docebo for Microsoft Teams conditions of use
Localization and language support
Docebo for Microsoft Teams supports the use of the Localization tool, allowing you to enable new languages, manage translations, and much more. For more information please see Managing the Localization Tool & Platform Languages. The translations for the Docebo for Microsoft Teams can be found in the
All languages supported by the Docebo Learn platform are also supported within Docebo for Microsoft Teams. For a list of supported languages please see the List of Supported Languages article.
Language default hierarchy
Docebo for Microsoft Teams will attempt to first display the user language in Microsoft Teams. In the event that language is not available, the next language it will use is the Docebo Learn platform language. In the event that is not available, English will be used as a fallback language.
Please note: The text for all translations in all areas of Docebo for Microsoft Teams dashboards can be customized using the Localization tool except for Bot responses which, while translated into all languages, are fixed to their preset text.
Additionally, the About text, which is managed apart from the Learning platform, will be translated into 5 languages: English, Italian, French, German, and Spanish. If you are using any other languages in Microsoft Teams or the LMS, it will default to English.