Create a New Custom Subject

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

To create a new custom subject

  1. From the Admin menu, click CONTENT >Areas & Subjects. The Custom Areas page displays.
  2. Locate the area to which you want to add a new custom subject.
  3. Click within the area card or select Subjects within the card. The area page displays.
  4. Click + Add Subject. The Add Subject page displays.
  5. Enter a Subject title.
  6. Optionally, select Learners can select this subject as a skill and receive recommendations if you want this subject presented to learners when they select their skill interests.
  7. Choose an image. The image displays on the Browse library page.
    • 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. Optionally, if you wish to include this subject in other language libraries, select one language at a time from the Language drop down, specify the Subject title 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.
  9. If you know which channels and journeys you want to show under this subject, select Add channels and journeys. You can search for and add both custom and Skillsoft channels and journeys.

    If you do not know which channels or journeys you want to add or have not yet created them, you can skip to step 10 and publish your Subject.

  10. Select Publish.
  11. The new custom subject does not display in the library until you add channels or journeys that contain published content. For more information on content visibility, see Content Visibility Rules.
Note: You can also add custom channels to your custom subject by following procedures in Create a New Custom Channel, and ensure you select the custom area and subject from the Subject drop-down list.