What does the Social integration do?
Litmos' Social integration is 3rd Party integration that allows Learners to share course Achievements across Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. When a Learner shares a course Achievement, he or she can write a blurb about the course and the accomplishment in a pop-up window, and then share this as a Facebook Post, a LinkedIn Update or a Twitter Tweet. Learners can also post course Badges to LinkedIn as a LinkedIn Certificates.
1) Enable the Social integration
To enable the Social integration, an Account Owner must navigate to the "Integrations" tab within the "Account" tab of Litmos and click on the "Social" integration icon listed under "3rd Party Integrations".
When this is clicked, a new window will pop-up with an option to "Enable Social". The Account Owner must check this setting and click "Save changes". This will enable the Social integration.
Once the Social integration is enabled, Administrators can choose which courses are allowed to be shared across the integrated social networks by enabling a new course setting called "Social". To enable this setting, Administrators will check the "Allow social sharing" option and click "Save".
2) Use the Social integration to share a course Achievement
Once a course has been enabled for social sharing, Learners who have completed that course can share the course Achievement from the Achievements tab. In order to share a course Achievement, a Learner must click on one of the social icons that will become visible for the course:
Once a Learner clicks on an icon, he or she may be required to enter login credentials for that social site. If the Learner is already logged into the social site when clicking on the icon, then a pop-up will display to the Learner from that site, so that the Learner can write a blurb about the course and the Achievement before it is shared on the social network. For instance, if a Learner clicks the LinkedIn icon the following pop-up would display:
Once the pop-up window appears to the Learner, the Learner can write up a personal statement to the share before it is posted. Different social sites will provide different sharing options in the pop-up window. For instance, sharing a course Achievement on LinkedIn allows learner to share @ people, @ groups, post the Update to groups, send the Update to individuals, replicate the Update on Twitter as a Tweet and more.
The source of the share will always be the Litmos "Account Name" text from within the Litmos account. The Litmos Account Name field can be accessed by Account Owners under the "Account" --> "Profile" tab. In the above example, the Account Name field text from the Litmos account is "Litmos by CallidusCloud".
3) Use the Social integration to post a Badge as a LinkedIn Certificate
If a course's settings have been configured to "Allow social sharing", Learners can also post Litmos Badges to LinkedIn as LinkedIn Certificates. In order to do this though, Litmos Account Owners must first assign a Badge to the course and "Enable the Badge for social sharing".
To assign a Badge to a course, an Account Owner will navigate to "Account" --> "Integrations" --> "Badges/Gamification". Here, an Account Owner can create a Badge and assign it to the course, or edit an existing Badge and assign that Badge to the course. While doing this, It is important to remember that the Gamification feature must be enabled in order for the Learner to view and post Badge as a LinkedIn Certificate from the "Achievements" tab.
Once the Badge is assigned to a course(s), the Account Owner must select "Enable the Badge for social sharing" and click "Save".
Now this Badge can be posted as a LinkedIn Certificate by any Learner that completes the course(s) that this Badge is assigned to. When Learners complete the course(s) that this Badge is assigned to, Learners can view the Badge on the Achievements tab and can click on the LinkedIn icon to post the Badge as a LinkedIn Certificate.
When the LinkedIn icon is clicked, a pop-up window from LinkedIn will display with an option to customize the details of the LinkedIn Certificate that is being created.