Custom Fields on Courses

Account Owners can create Custom Fields for all courses to capture data about the course.  To use this feature, an Account Owner will first enable and create the custom fields, defining the field title and field type. After the field has been created, the fields can be filled out for each course from within the Course settings. These fields can then be included in reports and exposed to Learners in order to see additional information about the course.  

 To Enable Custom Fields for a Course

  1. Navigate to the "Accounts" tab.
  2. Select the "Integrations" sub tab.
  3. Click on "Custom Fields" link.
  4. Select "Enable Custom Fields" and click "Save".

Creating Custom Fields for a Course

From within the "Custom Fields" section in Accounts > Integration, select "Add Custom Field", give the Field a name and any of the additional information below:

Default Value - Each time a course is created, the Default Value will appear in the Custom Field.

Custom Field Type - The type of information to be captured in that field.  The options are:

  • String - Administrators can enter a string of characters  
  • Number - Administrators can enter a number
  • Date - Administrators can choose a date
  • Dropdown - Pre-populate specific fields for Administrators to choose from

Mandatory - Require this field to be populated in order to save the course settings

Visible to Learner - Learner will be able to see the information by selecting "More Information" from within a course

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Note:  Enabling and creating custom fields can only be done by a user with the Account Owner access role. 

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    Dave Wallace

    How exactly are the reports run on custom fields? For example, if I create a drop-down field titled Course difficulty level with Novice, Intermediate, Advanced as options; how do I run a report on all of my Advanced courses?

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    Madeline

    Hi Dave,

    To create a dropdown field, from within the "Custom Fields" section in Accounts > Integration, select "Add Custom Field", give the Field a name and any of the additional information.  Then selected "Edit Dropdown" next to the Field and enter the values you would like to add.

    Best,

    Madeline

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    Dave Wallace

    Thanks Madeline. Perhaps you misread, but how to create the custom field is not my question. I am looking to run reports on that field as indicated in the release notes for this feature. 

     

    -Dave

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    Madeline

    Hi Dave,

    The Course Custom Fields are currently available in the "Create a Report" area of our reporting.  We are also working on improving our reporting and will likely include these fields in many other places in the near future.  

    Best,

    Madeline

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    Dave Wallace

    I'm afraid I do not see Custom Fields in neither the Create Report page, User results , nor Team comparison reports (see attached). 




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    Madeline

    Hi Dave,

    I apologize for the confusion.  The report will need to be exported out of Litmos for these fields to appear.

    Best,

    Madeline

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    Marikit Gray

    When using the API for getting the list of courses,the custom fields are not showing in the list of available fields. How can we able to see the custom fields?

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