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In this glossary, you'll find a brief description of the features, tools, and terms that Skilljar uses. Select a letter below to jump to the relevant section.


Access Codes - Keys to unlock access to your training domain, created via your Skilljar dashboard. Visitors must enter to view your course catalog or register for any course or plans within that domain. See Creating Access Codes for a Domain.

API - This stands for Application Program Interface and is a connection between computers or between computer programs. Skilljar has its own API, which allows you to perform tasks such as adding and removing students from courses and domains. Learn more about the Skilljar API.

Assets - This refers to objects that are used within your lessons, such as audio, video, PDFs, and images. 

Audit logs - Allows Skilljar dashboard admins to view the change history data for all courses on the Audit Log page of the DashboardA filter is available to provide a focused view of the changelog for specific courses, along with a date range filter to pinpoint a period in time. The Audit Log data is available for download as a CSV file, filtered or unfiltered. See Audit Logs.



Badges - These can be presented to students upon completion of your courses. Students use badges to promote and share that they've completed their training, such as by adding them to their LinkedIn profile.



Catalog Home Page - Catalog home pages live at your root training domain web address. For example, Skilljar Academy’s catalog home page lives at (see Catalog Page below). For more info see Set and Change Catalog Page Home Page.

Catalog Page - Catalog pages help you organize and structure your training content. They can contain courses, paths, and/or other pages. See Catalog Pages 101.

Certificates - Certificates can be created in your Skilljar dashboard and given to students after they have successfully completed your course. Learn more about Create & Issue Certificates

CSV - Comma-Separated Values File - A text file that uses a comma to separate values and includes data from your Skilljar training site. CSV files can be downloaded from various pages within your Skilljar dashboard and opened within a spreadsheet program. Downloading a CSV file of your data allows you to keep a local record for use outside of your dashboard. See Getting Your Data From Skilljar.

CoursesCourses are used to deliver your training to learners, and are made up of sections and lessons. These will likely make up the bulk of your content. See Courses 101.

CNAME - A canonical name (CNAME) record is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that maps one domain name to another. This can prove convenient when running multiple services from a single IP address. See Creating a Custom Domain and Configuring SSL for Your Skilljar Training Site.



Dashboard - The Skilljar Platform itself. Users view and manage data such as courses, students, and analytics via the dashboard

Data Connector - An add-on service where Skillljar provides you with a real-time, read-only database of your training data. This allows your Data Analytics and BI teams to extract any data you want and incorporate this into your other analysis tools for visualizations or deep integrations. Reach out to your Account Manager to learn more about this offering.

DNS - Domain Name System - This is a naming system used to identify computers, services, and other resources reachable through the Internet or other Internet Protocol networks. 

Domain - The name of the website that is hosting your training content. You can create multiple of these for various audiences. For example, is our domain name. 



Enrollment - This is when a student signs up to take a course, plan, or path. 



Groups - Used to group students together. Groups allow for easier organization and help filter enrollments and analytics by the audience. See Create and Manage Groups.



Integration - Third-party platforms that are able to sync and perform tasks within or alongside your Skilljar platform. These can include capturing and reporting data, processing payments, and hosting virtual events. 



Labels - Internal Course Labels provide Dashboard users the ability to organize content in a global, flexible, and scalable way. You can easily create and assign labels to courses on the Skilljar Dashboard and use these labels to surface and find relevant information about the course. See Using Labels.

Learning Path - A set of related published courses that can be purchased in a single transaction. Once a student purchases the learning path, they will be able to take training for any of the courses within the path without paying again. See Learning Paths 101.

Lessons - The learning types and building blocks of your courses. In other words, lessons are the content of your courses and where the learning takes place. Lessons can include different assets, such as audio, videos, quizzes, and live training events. See Lessons 101.

Live Training Events - Also known as Virtual Instructor Lead Training (VILT). These are scheduled events and lessons, such as live training sessions and webinars performed via platforms such as Zoom. See Live Event Training 101.



Order Report - The financial tracking of all the purchases and registrations that have taken place within your organization. This can include purchases, registrations, and credit transactions of courses, paths, plans, and domains. You can find your order report in your Skilljar dashboard. See Understanding Order Reports.

Organization - That's you! This is the top-level parent company that is providing the training. The organization manages its training via the Skilljar dashboard and is responsible for its content.



Paths - See Learning Paths.

Payment processor - Third-party integrations, such as Stripe and Paypal, are used to receive and manage payments and transactions for your training content. See Using an External Payment Processor.

PlansPlans offer admins to provide learners with access to multiple courses and learning paths. When you create a plan, you have the opportunity to choose the specific training content you would like to include and define plan-level settings such as price and expiration. See Getting Started with Plans.

Proctoring - An instructor, or an approved person or organization responsible for monitoring students during tests. They are used to make sure guidelines and requirements are being followed. There are various proctoring platforms that are able to integrate with the Skilljar platform. 

Promo CodePromo codes give students a discount on your priced courses and are created within the Promo Codes section of your Skilljar dashboard. See How to Create and Use Promo Codes.

Published Courses - These are courses that are active and can be taken by students on your training platform. After you've created a course, you must publish it for it to go live on your site. Create a Course.



QuizQuizzes are a learning and testing method within lessons, which includes a series of questions. For example, students must answer a number of multiple-choice questions in a quiz in order to move on to the next lesson. See Create & Manage Quizzes.



SSO - Single Sign-onA method that allows you to log in to Skilljar and other platforms by using just one set of credentials. See SSO: Using Single Sign-On (SSO).

SCORM - Sharable Content Object Reference Model - SCORM is an interactive lesson, which is created with third-party SCORM software of your choosing, and embedded into your Skilljar courses as a lesson type. See SCORM Lessons 101.

Students - The learners, who are consuming your training content. See 

Skilljar AcademyOur internal onboarding courses. These courses will help you plan, design, and launch a world-class training program. Visit Skilljar Academy to learn more about Skilljar and how to take advantage of what the platform has to offer. 

SKU - Stock Keeping Unit - A number used by retailers to differentiate products. Elements, such as courses and lessons are given SKU numbers to help distinguish them from one another for tracking purposes. For example, you can find the SKU number of a course within your order report.  

SSL - Secure Sockets Layer Certificate - A digital certificate that authenticates a website's identity and creates a secure connection between a web server and a browser. Organizations need to add SSL certificates to secure online transactions and keep information secure. See Creating a Custom Domain and Configuring SSL for Your Skilljar Training Site

Skilljar will contact you when your certificate is due to expire. Please reach out to support, so we can help you renew it. 



Tags - You can add tags to elements within your training site, such as courses and live training events. They allow you to categorize and group these elements, so they can be filtered and easier to search for. See Associating Tags to Catalog Pages, Learning Paths, Plans, and Live Training Events.

Tasks - These are elements that need to be graded manually from within the tasks section of your Skilljar dashboard, such as a student's free-form response questions. 

ThemeThe look and feel of your training site. You can create, manage and customize your themes via the theming section of your Skilljar dashboard. See Managing Themes.

Training Credits - Used as a monetization method, training credits can be sold (outside of Skilljar) and redeemed by learners to gain access to paid training within your Skilljar learning platform. See How to Create and Manage Training Credits - Admins.

Training report - A training report is an email that is sent to Skilljar your dashboard administrator(s) every month and shows the previous month’s training data for your organization’s training domain. See Subscribing to and managing your domain’s Training Report email.

Training Portal - Your training portal is the website/URL where your published courses will be located, and where students can register, access, and complete training. See Getting Started with the Training Portal.



VILT - Virtual Instructor Lead Training - See Live Training Events.



Webhooks - Similar to API, webhooks allow data sharing and syncing with other platforms, which is triggered by events, such as new student enrollments. 





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