Explore the New Integrated Learning Experience for SAP SuccessFactors LMS
Get familiar with the new integrated learning experience for SAP SuccessFactors LMS in the 2H 2023 release.
As part of the 2H 2023 release, the user interface (UI) in SAP SuccessFactors Learning Management Software (LMS) got a facelift. With the new learning experience, the goal is to engage and motivate learners with prioritized content. Learners will find it easier to complete their mandatory assignments on time and stay on top of their self-directed learning. The new learning experience also provides contextual recommendations to support continuous upskilling.
What to expect?
What do we know about the new integrated learning experience?
The new integrated learning experience has some prerequisites. The system will consist of a more modern UI. Learners can switch the new integrated learning experience on or off in their SAP SuccessFactors LMS system using a simple toggle switch. Admins can decide if the new integrated learning experience should be available. Not all features from the existing UI were present in the 2H 2023 release. Learners can switch between the new and the legacy experience for specific features.
This release is the first of many for the new integrated learning experience. Subsequent releases, extending beyond 2024, will continue to elevate the learning landscape. This first release focuses on the learning UI. Later releases will include updates for instructors, managers, and administrators.
What do we expect from the new integrated learning experience?
Effective People expects a more modernized UI for SAP SuccessFactors LMS users. For more straightforward navigation, learning assignments (items and curricula) will be organized in horizontal lanes. The curricula pie tile will be replaced with labels on the actual courses in a horizontal scroll feature (shown in the following image). At the course level, a new feature will allow you to create a downloadable calendar file (.ics) so you can reserve dedicated focus time for learning. Peer, manager, and admin-suggested content will appear in the “Recommended for You” section.
Effective People’s Recommendations
To prepare users for this change, we recommend that you:
Enable the new integrated learning experience in your test environment, since the system will become the only learning experience going forward.
Have test users validate that the 2H 2023 release is compatible with your company's needs.
Start informing your employees about the new UI changes (sneak peeks, newsletters, etc.).
Consider not going into production until the next update is available (possibly 1H 2024). Effective People believes that the learner UI is missing too many system features to use it in production just yet.
As an SAP Partner, Effective People has seen design mock-up demos of the new experience. Uncertainties remain about what will be delivered in October 2023. But things can change! Maybe the new integrated learning experience will offer some positive surprises in the 2023 release.
Features Not Available in the 2H 2023 Release
The following features is not available in the first release of the new integrated learning experience:
My Team tile (for managers)
Learning History tile
Access for external LMS site users
Reminder: You can still access these features by toggling between the new learning environment and the legacy environment.
Prerequisites for Using the New Integrated Learning Experience
The settings are configured in Learning Administration:
The Learning Integration status between the LMS and BizX must be Sealed (the update made under BizX configuration inside the SuccessFactors LMS).
CourseHomeBlended must be enabled.
About the author
Niels Peter Johansson is SAP SuccessFactors SME of Learning Experience at Effective People.
Niels is professionally certified in SAP Learning and has extensive experience in SuccessFactors Learning Management Systems, Integration to & from Learning, and Reporting. Niels began working for Effective People in 1997 and is working with companies to ensure the best support for learning, education, and building competencies.