Create a New Custom Channel

You can create new, customized channels in all supported languages. You can include a selection of custom content, Skillsoft content, or a combination of both.

To create a new custom channel

  1. From the Admin menu, select CONTENT >Channels. The Custom Channels page displays.
  2. Select Add Custom Channel. The Create Channel page displays.
  3. Create Channel page

    Note: You can create new custom channels in all supported languages, but you must first create the channel in English before creating the additional languages.
  4. Enter a unique Title for the channel.
    Note: Titles are required to be unique. If you have already used a title in another channel, the new title here needs to be different.
  5. Enter a Description. To ensure consistent display to the learner, formatting done to text in the description box may be lost when shown in the Percipio learner interface.
  6. Note: The more text you enter into the description, the easier it is for your users to find the channel in their search results.
  7. Choose a background image. The background image displays at the top of the channel.
    • Images should be in a 16x9 aspect ratio.
    • The recommended size for the image is 1920 x 1080px.
    • The file size must be 300k or less.
    • 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.
  8. Enter a channel source, to inform your learners about who created the channel, or where the content in the channel originated. The source defaults to your organization name.
  9. Select your area and subject (for library placement) from the Subject drop-down list. You can select either Skillsoft or custom areas and subjects.
  10. Select Save and add content. The channel page displays.
  11. Note: If you do not select an audience, the custom channel displays to all learners via the All users audience. If a learner is not entitled to content in the custom channel, an error message displays to him instead of the asset. To avoid this, select one or more audiences associated to the license pool in which the channel's content is included.
  12. Select one of the available actions:
    • Save and close: Saves your changes for modification or publication later, and places your channel into a Draft status. You can then associate the custom channel to an audience.
    • Publish:  Publishes your channel to Percipio, and places your channel into a Published status. By default, the custom channel is associated to the All Users audience. If you do not want all users in your organization to access the content within your custom channel, associate the custom channel to another audience.
      Note: It may take several minutes for the channel to display in the library and in search results.