Add other content providers for Microsoft Viva Learning

A growing set of learning content providers is available through Viva Learning. This set may change at any time as more providers join or change their status with the program.

Some learning sources are enabled by default and available without a Viva Suite or Viva Learning license. These learning sources include:

  • LinkedIn Learning select 125 courses or full LinkedIn Learning course catalog with a LinkedIn Learning Enterprise subscription
  • Microsoft Learn
  • Microsoft 365 Training

Third-party content sources aren't enabled by default. To enable these sources, you'll need to add them in the Microsoft 365 admin center and follow the specific instructions shown in the following table.

Note

You'll need a Viva Learning or Viva Suite license to access this feature. Learn more about licensing.

Note

It can take 24 to 48 hours for Viva Learning users to see content for the sources you enabled in the admin portal. It can also take 24 to 48 hours to hide content from LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn and Microsoft 365 trainings from Viva Learning after you have disabled them in the admin portal.

Content provider Configuration instructions
EdCast Configure EdCast as a content source
Go1 Configure Go1 as a content source
OpenSesame Configure OpenSesame as a content source
Skillsoft Configure Skillsoft as a content source
Udacity Configure Udacity as a content source
Udemy Configure Udemy as a content source
Coursera Follow the steps below to add Coursera in your Microsoft 365 admin center.
edX Follow the steps below to add edX in your Microsoft 365 admin center.
Infosec Follow the steps below to add Infosec in your Microsoft 365 admin center.
Josh Bersin Academy Follow the steps below to add Josh Bersin Academy in your Microsoft 365 admin center.
Pluralsight Follow the steps below to add Pluralsight in your Microsoft 365 admin center.
  1. Sign in to your Microsoft 365 admin center.
  2. Navigate to Settings, then Org settings. Select Viva Learning, and enable your chosen content provider or learning management system in the panel.
  3. Fill in your details.
  4. Select Save.

Note

Available content providers are subject to change. Depending on your organization, you may have access to more content providers than are listed here.

Dataflow architecture

The dataflow diagram shows how Viva Learning ingests third-party content. The third-party provider is the ultimate source of information for content records for their customers. Viva Learning extracts the content from the third-party provider using the connector.

Flow chart depicting the content ingestion process, which is described in the paragraph below.

The step-by-step content ingestion process is described below.

  1. Third-party provider
    Viva Learning requires content catalog data from every third-party content source. The various fields extracted as part of the Content Catalog package or API from the content source are represented in the table View the table.

  2. Third-party Connector
    The third-party Connector pulls content from the content provider using both API and SFTP mechanisms. The first time you sync, the third-party extractor pulls the full data. Afterwards, a scheduler triggers once every 24 hours to refresh the data and pull any changes. Then the extract is validated and processed. If you encounter an error in processing, the error code displays on the admin portal. User records received from the extract are mapped with Azure Active Directory (AAD) records to ensure the correct assignment and completion status for every user. Once all the records are processed, the data is synchronized to Viva Learning application and displayed on the Viva Learning app.

  3. Viva Learning
    Content details (content provider logo, thumbnail, title, description, etc.) display on the Home and Learning tabs in Viva Learning.

Content catalog metadata fields

Metadata field name Field details Priority
Content provider name Third-party content provider's name. This can be provided separately and appended. Required
Content provider logo URL URL to the third-party provider's logo for display purposes. Required
Content source name Course content source's name Required if integrated with provider
Content source logo Course content source's logo Required if integrated with provider
Title of learning content Title of learning content Required
Content module's thumbnail URL URL to the learning content thumbnail image for display purposes Required
Content module's URL (deep link to consume content) URL to learning content. This is the link that the user selects to consume content. Required
Content module description/summary Description or summary of learning content Required
Content language/locale Language in which content is available. Metadata should be provided in all available languages. Required
Content module duration Time duration of learning content Required
Last modified date of content module/content creation date Date the learning content was last modified Required
Content format Content format, such as article or video Required
Assigned user role Role(s) or group(s) that have permissions to the content Required for role-based access
Content ID Unique identifier for learning content Recommended
Content module author/creator/contributor Author/creator/contributor of learning content Recommended
Content module length/size Size of content, not based on time. For example, this could be the number of pages. Recommended
Tags and keywords Keywords, topics, and other tags associated with the learning content Recommended
Difficulty level Difficulty level of the course (such as beginner, intermediate, or advanced) Recommended
Content module thumbnail alt text Alternative text to support accessible design for images. Text describes images and can be invoked by screen readers for users with assistive technology. Recommended
Popularity score Rating or popularity score for learning content Recommended
Skills associated Skills tags associated with the learning content Recommended

Content ingestion errors

Learn how to address content ingestion errors from third-party providers.

Content consumption for end users

Once you've added a content provider as a content source from the Microsoft 365 admin center, content from the provider will flow to Viva Learning and become visible to end users.

Once a user chooses to play a course in Viva Learning, they'll be directed to the content provider's webpage. They'll need to enter the sign-in credentials on the provider's sign-in page. Learn more about how to consume content with Viva Learning.