How Global & Course Targeting work

 

There is a possibility for the Office 365 Global Administrator or LMS Administrator to define the audience for the Courses and Training Plans in the Course Catalog(s).

The main aim of the Course Training Targeting (Training Plan targeting included) is to specify the audience for the Training. By default, the Course Targeting option is disabled in the Global Settings, which means that all users with access to the Course Catalog will see all training in it, however, the access to the training site will still depend on the Target Audience specified for the training (if there is any; if no – everyone from the Course Catalog could access the training site and enroll into it).

 

Global Targeting

Course Targeting

Training in the Course Catalog is visible for

Who has access to the Training in the Course Catalog

On

On

Only users/groups added to the Target Audience

Only users/groups added to the Target Audience

Off

On

Users added to the Visitors group

Only users/groups added to the Target Audience

On

Off

everyone from the Course Catalog

Users/groups added to the Visitors group

Off

Off

everyone from the Course Catalog

everyone from the Course Catalog

 

The Global Training Targeting option affects the way in which the Training will be displayed for users on the Course Catalog page. The access to the Training still depends on the “Target Audience” specified for Training itself.

You can set the targeting for each Training. Once the individual users or AD/Office 365 group(s) are specified in the “Target Audience” field during the creation process, they will be

  1. - able to view the targeted Course on the Course Catalog page,
  2. - added automatically to the Course Visitors group.

It means that these users can access the Training targeted to them from the Course Catalogs page. The users that were enrolled as learners to this course will also have access to this Training.

Course Catalog Admin always has access to all courses.

 

Please be aware: Course Targeting is also relevant with LMS365 API. When Global Targeting is enabled, GET /odata/v2/Courses API endpoint filters the result by permissions of the currently logged-in user (refers to Authentication via Bearer Authorization). 

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