Create a Content Strip Promotion

A learner can view up to five content strips on the home page. There is no limit to the number of promotions you can create. You can configure to have up to five content strips display on the homepage. Learners see the most-recently created (or edited) strips they are entitled to view, based on their audience membership.

homepage content strips

To create a new content strip promotion

    From the Admin menu, select LEARNING > Content Promotions. The Content Promotions page displays with the CONTENT STRIPS tab open by default.
  1. Select Create New Promotion.
  2. Select Content strip promoting channels or content items from the library. The New Promotion - Library Content Strip page displays.
  3. Enter the Content strip title. This is the title that displays to the learner as the strip header.
  4. Select a Language from the drop-down list. This only affects the language of content you can add to the strip (for example, if you select German, when you search for content items to add to the content strip, only German content items display in your search).
  5. Enter a Start date.
  6. Note: If the Start date is in the future, the promotion displays to your learners beginning at 12:00:00 GMT of the chosen day.
  7. Optionally, enter an End date. The promotion stops at 11:59:59 GMT of the selected day.
  8. Note: If you choose not to enter an End date, the promotion runs until you change the end date or pause the promotion.
  9. Select Add content.
    1. Search for the content item(s) you want to promote. Optionally, you can filter the results using the Filters on the left hand side, then select to add content. You must add at least three and up to 15 items to the strip.
    2. Select Add to promotion. The New Promotion - Library Content Strip page displays again.
  10. Optionally, target your promotion to one or more audiences.
    1. Select Add audiences.
    2. Enter the name of an audience you wish to target, or browse the audience list.
    3. Select Done. The Create Promotion page displays again.
    Note: If you do not target specific audiences, the promotion displays to all learners via the All users audience. If a learner is not entitled to the promoted content, they get an error message instead of the content item. To avoid this, select one or more audiences associated to the license pool that contains the content you are promoting.
  11. Optionally, notify your target audience that the promotion is live by ensuring the Send promotional email for this content promotion is selected. If you choose not to send an email, unselect this option and proceed by selecting Create Promotion. When you choose to send the email (option selected), you can then customize your email as follows:
    1. Select Next, Notify users.
    2. Select a date to send your email. By default, the date defaults to the start date of your promotion. You can choose to have the email go on a different date. At any time throughout the duration of the promotion, you can choose to edit your promotion to update and resend an email.
    3. You can use the default text, but we recommend that you customize your email message by entering a Subject line, Pre-header text, Header text, and Custom text. The text you specify in these fields is meant to get the user to open the email and follow the links. To further personalize your email message, you can choose to use two variables within any of the text fields, {First_name} and {Organization_name}.

      Example using variables

      In this example, the learner receiving the welcome email is Kezia Adler, and her company is Akara.

      In the subject line field, this string:

      {First_name}, access to your Percipio account from {Organization_name} is nearly complete!

      Produces this subject line in the email for Kezia:

      Kezia, access to your Percipio account from Akara is nearly complete!

    4. Select Refresh Preview to see how your message will look to users. The email displays the first three items in the content strip.
    5. When the email is as you want it, select Create promotion and send email.
  12. Select Create Promotion.

    • If the promotion's Start date is set to today, the promotion launches to the targeted audiences immediately.
      Note: After creating your promotion, refresh your Percipio home page to see it.
    • If the Start date is in the future, the promotion launches to the targeted audiences at 12:00:00 UTC on the selected date.
    • If you selected to send an email notification, Percipio sends the email on the date specified.