DISCLAIMER: The content in this article outlines how to use functionalities that will be publicly released to all clients at the end of June 2021. If you see differences between this article and your platform, check back at that time for updated content.
Depending on your platform settings, you may be asked to identify your skills on the basis of your job role, and to carry out a self-assessment on them. Take some time to select your skills and to self-assess them, so that your platform will then help you in filling your gaps and deepen your knowledge on the areas you are already familiar with.
Once you have identified and self-evaluated your skills, your platform will then populate the My Skills channel with different types of content, depending on how the platform Admin set up the platform:
- formal courses associated with the skills you have identified for yourself
- assets uploaded by other users and associated to the skills you have identified
- fresh aggregated external content from around the world related to your skills
Identifying and Self-Assessing Your Skills
Every time the Admin of your platform assigns you to a set of skills, upon logging into your mobile app you will see a pop-up informing you that you can manage and improve your skills. You may see the pop-up several times, depending on when your Admin activates new sets of skills, and associates them to you.
If it’s the first time you configure your skills, and you have never done this activity on the desktop version of the platform before, tap on Get Started in the pop-up if you want to take some time for this activity, or Not Now to postpone it. There is no time limitation for this activity, but we suggest you start your upskilling process as soon as possible.
The skills selection process will ask you to identify your job in the company, so that the platform will propose the skills in line with your position. Start typing your job description, select one of the available options proposed by the autocomplete function and tap on Next to proceed.
Select now up to 10 skills among those suggested. You may have the possibility to look for other skills manually, using the search box. Tap on Next and self-evaluate yourself on the skills you have selected. When finished, tap on Done to complete the process.
You can change the selection of your skills at any time by accessing the My Profile area of your app from the main menu and moving to the My Skills section. Read the chapter below for more information.
Managing Your Skills
If you have already configured your skills on the mobile app or on the desktop platform and you want to make some changes, go to the My Skills section of the My Profile area. To reach the My Skills section, open the main menu of the app, tap on the arrow icon on the right of your profile picture, name and surname (at the bottom of the menu), then tap on the My Profile item.
On the My Skills page, you will view the job that you have previously selected, but you can change it by tapping on the pen icon, so that we can recommend some skills in line with your new position.
On the page, you will also see the list of skills that you selected, and the rating you set during your self-evaluation. You can update the rating or delete the skills. Tap on the ellipsis icon in the skill’s row in the list to find the two options.
If you want to add new skills, tap on the plus button on the bottom right corner of the My Skills page, then select one or more skills among those suggested. You may have the possibility to look for other skills manually, using the search box. Tap on Next and self-evaluate yourself on the skills you have selected. When finished, tap on Done to complete the process.
Remember that the you can set a maximum of 10 skills on your My Skills page
The My Skills Channel
Once you have completed your self-assessment, reach the My Skills page from the main menu of the app.
The main page of the My Skills channel is already populated with content (formal courses, informal assets or external content) related to the skills you have selected.
Use the Filters panel to filter the displayed content according to one or more of your skills or to the content publication period.
In order to see the content on the page, tap on the content’s card. For external content (personalized high-quality content from the web), on the content page you will also find the option to access it from the original source, opening the page from the mobile browser of your device (tap on the external link icon at the bottom of the page to do so). This allows you to bookmark the original source and find it in your browser’s history.
The external content populating the My Skills channel is collected by the artificial intelligence of your platform every few hours. If a piece of content is not relevant to you, you can mark it as “Not Interesting”. You can do so by tapping on the ellipsis icon on the content card, and selecting Not Interesting, or by accessing the content page and then tapping on the Not Interesting button at the bottom of the page. The content will be hidden and your action will help the platform to track unwanted content and to improve its future content suggestions.
The external content displayed on the My Skills channel is continuously refreshed and you may lose track of something you find interesting. If you wish to share the content link with other learners in the platform, you can do so either from the content card (by selecting the ellipsis icon and then choosing the Share Content option that appears below), or from the content page (by tapping on the Share Content button at the bottom of the content page). Find out more on how to share content in your mobile app.
Please note that you can reach this channel at any time also from the All Channels page, and that you can view and manage the content of the My Skills channel as you do for any other channel. Find out more on how to manage channels and their content.