Your users have several optional attributes that you can add to their account. You also have the ability to add custom attributes if there is specific information you want to add for your users.
- [Instructor] There may be specific information that you want to keep track of when managing users. LinkedIn Learning is making it faster and easier for admins to gain more relevant insights with our custom attributes feature. You'll already have the ability to enter in some specific attributes about your users. Here if I click on People and navigate to one of our users, click on view and edit profile, remember that in here when we edit their profile, we can add stuff such as first and last name, business title, employee ID and more.
But there may be a situation in which you want to add more attributes in order to track them. You can do this by going to the People tab and then under Manage users I can click here and from the dropdown select upload user attributes. Now this something that you're doing for the first time I suggest downloading the CSV template. I'll go ahead and click on that. It will download that here and I'm going to open it up. So in here, you can see that it has only one attribute listed and that is the primary email address.
That's the one that is always required, because it will associate any other attributes with that particular account. Now in order to add other attributes, I can use these other columns. I'm going to go ahead in here and type in attribute_ and I'm going to put in their office location. So office_location. And notice that you need to use this naming convention. So here I have all lower case in this situation. But I have the word attribute_office_location.
So in between each word you need to put an underscore. Now I also want to put in here their employment status. So I'm going to do that by typing in attribute_employment_ and status. Now these are two new attributes that I'm going to track. Let's say I want to go in here and start typing in the office location for these employees. I can go ahead and do that. In attribute_employment_status maybe I'm going to put in here this person is part time.
Person here is full time. Another person might be contract and I enter in all of this information. Now when I'm finished, I can go ahead and save this. So I'll click on File, Save and save this attribute page. Now when switch back over to the LinkedIn learning platform, here is where, when inside of the People tab, I click on manage users, Upload user attributes. This is where I would now click on Upload CSV and then upload the CSV that I just created and add it to the platform.
It will then track those attributes as well. Now if I want to check out those attributes or look at data related to that, I can go here to manage users, Download all user attributes, and go ahead and I can enter in particular attributes if I want them in here, or I could click on the fact that I just want all attributes and then download the CSV file. So you do have the ability to track people based on these attributes. That's how easy it is to add customized attributes for your users on the LinkedIn Learning platform.
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 06/08/2017. What changed?
A: A new video was added that shows how to create custom content.
Q: This course was updated on 06/06/2018. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover uploading custom content video.