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Import Learning Elements

The Learning Element Import Feature facilitates quick creation of multiple Learning Elements within your LMS Learning Catalog.

This saves time from having to populate numerous Learning Elements from scratch.

Please follow steps below to quickly Import Learning Elements into your LMS Learning Catalog. 

What is Needed to Import Learning Elements?

The Learning Element Import process begins by setting up any Learning Elements desired for import in a (.csv) file which can then be readily uploaded into your Accord LMS portal.

A sample (.csv) file, which can be edited through Microsoft Excel or similar software, may be downloaded from https://www.accordlms.com/resources/documentation.

Important Comments Regarding (.csv) Files Used for Import

The (.csv) file is processed from the top down. Any Parent Catalog Folders used to receive Learning Elements during the import process must either already exist within the system or be specifically listed in the (.csv) file. 

Duplicate Learning Element Names will not Import. 

Errors will result if the same Learning Element Name already exists within the Learning Catalog or if duplicated within the (.csv) file being imported.

The Learning Catalog

  • Using LMS Admin credentials, go to LMS Admin > Catalog

This will open your Catalog page.

The image below displays an  Accord LMS Catalog , showing a number of Learning Folders which may contain Learning Elements. 

In this example, the Managing Performance Learning Folder was opened using it's adjacent arrow, displaying the 2 Learning Elements currently contained within.

The example which follows will show the quick and easy process to import 3 additional Learning Elements into this Learning Folder.

Prepare for Learning Element Import

Once you have the desired Learning Elements desired for Import setup and saved in a (.cvs) file;

  • Go to LMS Admin tab > Configuration
  • Once in Configuration, click on Import Data
  • Once the Legacy Import Data panel opens, click on the Learning Element Import header to open this panel if necessary.

Note: Please use the proper (.csv) format (Folder ImportLearning Element Import or Team Import), otherwise files will fail to import.

  • Next to Select CSV File, click Choose File
  • Once you have selected the chosen Learning Element (.cvs) file from your computer system, click Import.

Once the Import function occurs, a record will display showing how many Learning Elements were successfully created during the process.

Error Reports: The LMS will provide an error report if any rows in the (.csv) file were unable to import. Any such reports will itemize the specific line in the (.csv) file which failed to import as well as the general reason behind failure.

In the image below, please note the 3 additional Learning Elements which were created inside the Managing Performance Learning Catalog Folder during the Learning Element Import process. It now contains a total of 5 Learning Elements rather than the prior 2.

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