Microsoft Viva – Employee Experience Platform (EXP) – part 3 – discussing – Viva Learnings

Microsoft Teams desktop client opening - Viva Learning
Microsoft Teams desktop client opening - Viva Learning

Hi All,

Greetings for the day 🙂 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 🙂

Since last two articles we are discussing Microsoft Viva

Today we will discuss one of the my favorite and most important module of Microsoft Viva – Viva Learnings (and my favorite one 🙂 Learning is continuous process )

If you didn’t got chance to look at previous articles, please have a look once

Viva Learnings :

  • Viva learning is one of the module of Microsoft Viva
Microsoft Viva : Modules
fig : Microsoft Viva : Modules
  • Viva learning makes the learning as a part of daily flow of work
  • Viva learning brings learning at center place (centralized learning hub) – in the tools which are used by our organization – Microsoft Teams
  • Viva learning is by default enabled in Microsoft Teams
  • Important point is everything from one place – Microsoft Teams – I could watch videos from Microsoft Teams only no need to navigate to LinkedIn Learning or Microsoft Learn or other provisioned content sources
  • Our team can find require learnings (Videos / Articles), can share, recommend to others from one place Microsoft Teams
  • Viva Learning helps our Managers / Organization leaders / HR representatives – by recommending required content for us, which helps people / employee of our organization to have relevant knowledge, to keep up-to-date with company policies and so on

How to getting started with Viva Learnings :

  • As we are saying Viva Learnings are enabled by default
  • From Microsoft Teams search app – Viva Learnings
Microsoft Teams desktop client - searching Viva apps
fig : Microsoft Teams desktop client – searching Viva apps
  • To open “Viva Learning” click on “Viva Learning” app as
 Microsoft Teams desktop client - Viva Learning
fig : Microsoft Teams desktop client opening – Viva Learning
  • As we open “Viva Learning” – Viva Learning home
fig : Microsoft Teams desktop client - Viva Learning home
fig : Microsoft Teams – Viva Learning home

Lets discuss some important features of Viva Learning :

  • By default Viva Learning comes with some content – default providers as shown in below fig
  • We could browse the various courses from respective providers
Microsoft Teams - Viva Learning home - Browse Courses
fig : Microsoft Teams – Viva Learning home – Browse Courses
  • Next important feature is Search – Search for specific learning content that requires us or supports our career goals
  • As we continue to search for and complete more training, our recommended content will update to reflect our interests
  • Next feature Share – Share relevant, interesting, and important learning content with your team members or groups in a Microsoft Teams chat or channel
Microsoft Teams - Viva Learning - Share feature
fig : Microsoft Teams – Viva Learning – Share feature
  • My Learning” tab
Microsoft Teams - Viva Learning - "My Learning" tab
fig : Microsoft Teams – Viva Learning – “My Learning” tab
  • From “My Learning” tab we could see –
    • Our bookmarked content
    • Recommended content for us – may be recommended by our managers / company leaders / HR
    • Recently Viewed content
    • Our completed Videos / Articles

Viva learning settings in M365 admin center :

  • Navigate to – Microsoft 365 admin center >> Settings >> Org settings 
  • From Org settings navigate to Viva Learning – Microsoft 365 admin center >> Settings >> Org settings >> Viva Learning 
Microsoft Viva - Viva Learning settings from Microsoft 365 admin center
fig : Microsoft Viva – Viva Learning settings from Microsoft 365 admin center
  • As we navigate to Viva Learning details page we have an option for provisioning default OOB available providers
fig : Microsoft Viva - Viva Learning settings from Microsoft 365 admin center
fig : Microsoft Viva – Viva Learning settings from Microsoft 365 admin center
  • Following are the default providers / content sources
    • LinkedIn Learning
    • Microsoft Learn
    • Microsoft 365 Training
  • Along with default content sources / providers we could provision “SharePoint” site as well. We will discuss this in depth in next article

Turn off / on (Enable / Disable) Viva Learning app from Teams admin center :

Microsoft Teams admin center >> Teams apps >> Manage apps
fig : Microsoft Teams admin center >> Teams apps >> Manage apps
  • Search for Viva Learning app
  • Navigate to details page
  • Change the status – it will be from “Allowed” to “Blocked”
Microsoft Teams admin center >> Teams apps >> Manage apps >> Viva Learning details page
fig : Microsoft Teams admin center >> Teams apps >> Manage apps >> Viva Learning details page
  • If we block respective app from “Manage apps” page from Microsoft Teams admin center it will be disabled for all users of the organizations and then we couldn’t find it from Microsoft Teams

Admin roles require to setup Viva Learning :

  • To setup additional content providers / content sources , to manage individual licensing we need following permissions / roles –
    • Microsoft Teams Admin OR
    • Microsoft 365 global admin OR
    • SharePoint admin OR
    • Knowledge admin

Viva Learning Pricing :

  • Some feature of Viva Learnings are with our Microsoft 365 enterprise plans – please check following image
    • Microsoft 365 E5
    • Microsoft 365 E3
    • Microsoft 365 F3
  • For features like below we need to purchase extra license
    • Provisioning extra content providers
    • Provisioning Learning Management systems
    • Tracking our progress
  • For all features of Viva Learning its – Microsoft Viva Learning – 4$ / user / month
  • Microsoft Viva Suite – 12$ / user / month
    • This includes complete suite includes
      • Viva Learning
      • Viva Insights
      • Viva Topics
Microsoft Viva : Viva Learning pricing details
fig : Microsoft Viva : Viva Learning pricing details

I’ll stop here today 🙂 Thanks for reading 🙂

In next article we will discuss – How to configure SharePoint as Viva Learning provider

HAVE A FANTASTIC TIME AHEAD 🙂

Prasham Sabadra

LIFE IS VERY BEAUTIFUL :) ENJOY THE WHOLE JOURNEY :) Founder of Knowledge Junction and live-beautiful-life.com, Author, Learner, Passionate Techie, avid reader. Certified Professional Workshop Facilitator / Public Speaker. Scrum Foundation Professional certificated. Motivational, Behavioral , Technical speaker. Speaks in various events including SharePoint Saturdays, Boot camps, Collages / Schools, local chapter. Can reach me for Microsoft 365, Azure, DevOps, SharePoint, Teams, Power Platform, JavaScript.

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