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Recommend and manage content

You can recommend content to others in your organization using Viva Learning.

Recommend learning content 

  1. In the top bar, select Recommend.

    On the Manage tab, select Recommend

  2. Select one or more users or user groups. You can’t send a recommendation to more than 30 users or user groups.

    a new group recommendation window with the option to add notes and descriptions.

  3. Add an optional Note.

  4. Select an optional Due date.

  5. Select Recommend.

Important: You can't recommend learning to a user if you have already recommended that learning to the user and the user hasn’t completed the learning.

View and manage recommendations made by you

You can view and manage all of your recommendations in the Manage tab.

  1. Select the Manage tab.
    By default, only a few recommendations show. Select See more to see all recommendations.

    Select Manage to go to the Manage tab to view and recommend learning

  2. To see progress on recommended learning, select the ellipses (...) then Check status.

    Select ... Check status to see if recommended learning is Not started, In progress, or Completed

  3. To delete a recommendation, select the ellipses (...) then Delete.
    Once deleted, the recommendation is removed from the receiver's view regardless of completion status.

    Select ... then Delete to delete a learning recommendation

How recommendations display to recipients 

As a recipient of recommendations, you can view all recommendations by going to My Learning > Recommended to you. 

The details of who recommended the course is shown within the card and the details view of the course. 

If more than one person has recommended the same course to you, you can see all the recommender information by hovering on the i icon .

A screenshot of the Viva Learning Home page, in which the user is hovering over the Recommended by section of a course.


As the recipient of the recommendation, you have an option to share the progress information with the recommender. By default, this toggle is turned off for all new recommendations. 

A screenshot within a course in which you can enable a toggle to allow recommenders to track your progress in that course.

Note: If this toggle is not shown, then your organization has disabled progress tracking.

Managing Recommendations: 

For each user, Viva Learning will show one of three states: 

  • ‘-‘ (No details) – this indicates that the receiver has Not Started the course or not shared the progress information with you

  • In Progress

  • Completed

Scenarios when progress information is not available: 

In the following scenarios, you do not see progress information when you check status: 

  • Your organization has disabled progress tracking.

  • If you have recommended this course to a user group with more than 10,000 users.

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