Create a New Custom Area

Prior to working with custom areas and subjects, see Area and Subject Best Practices.

When you create a custom area, you choose where in the library it displays. You can choose either the standard menu category, Skill Areas, or a custom menu category, that you define yourself.

To create a new custom area in your library

  1. On the Admin menu, select CONTENT >Areas & Subjects. The Custom Areas page displays. The page is broken into two sections, one for the custom menu category you defined, and one for the standard menu category, Skill Areas.
  2. Select + Add Area from either category section. The Add Custom Area page displays.
  3. Enter an Area title. This displays in the library to your users.
  4. Select the Menu Category. The menu category selection defaults to the name of the section where you selected Add Area.
    • Skill Areas: if chosen, your custom area displays alphabetically within the standard menu category, Skill Areas of the library list.
    • Organization name: if chosen, your custom area displays alphabetically in a new section in the library listed above the Skill Areas section. If you do not see your organization name in the list, you can add it from Settings, then Engagement and Notifications. If the display name of your organization is not what you want displayed in the Library menu, you can edit it.
  5. Review the default setting:Show activity data related to this area and its related subjects and channels in the Skills Activity Dashboard

    • If selected, activity related to the custom area and its subjects and channels appears in the Skills Activity Dashboard.

    • If unselected, activity related tot he custom area and its subjects and channels does not appear in the Skills Activity Dashboard.

  6. Choose an image.
    • The image displays on the Browse library page.
    • Images must be uploaded to Percipio in a 16x9 aspect ratio.
    • The recommended size for the image is 1920 x 1080px, with a file size of no more than 300k.
    • A .jpg format is preferred, but you can upload .jpg, .png, and .gif files.
    • If you do not have a custom image, you can select one from the Skillsoft-supplied image gallery or use the default Percipio image.
  7. Optionally, if you wish to include this area in other language libraries, select one language at a time from the Language drop down, specify the title, menu category, and image as you want it to display in the selected language. Continue in this manner until all languages have been specified. You cannot specify additional languages until you specify English.
  8. Select Publish.
  9. The new custom area does not display in the library until you create a custom subject for it.