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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. You can't send one recommendation to more than 50 users.

    Select who you want to recommend the learning to

  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

View content recommended to you

There are multiple ways to view content recommended to you.

  • Teams will send you a notification. Select the notification to open the learning content.

    Users receive a Teams notification when learning is recommended to them

  • View recommendations in the Teams activity feed. Select the recommendation to open the learning content.

    Recommended learning shows in your Teams Activity Feed

  • Select the My Learning tab to view recommendations.

Act on content recommended to you

  • See who recommended the content, the due date, and content details.

  • Select the ellipses (...) to see content details.

  • Toggle to allow tracking by recommender. If this is turned on, the person who recommended the content can view the completion status you select (Not Started/ In-Progress / Completed). Tracking is turned off by default.

    Image of the toggle to enable progress tracking.

Update the completion status

  • You can change the completion status of content from the details view. Updates you make to the completion status will be shared with the person who recommended the content to you.

    Select the filter icon and select Completed to see who has completed the recommended learning


  • You can change the status to In progress or Completed. You do not have to select In progress before selecting Complete.

  • You can change the status from Complete back to Not started or In Progress while still on that screen. However, if you exit the screen, you will not be able to come back and change it.

  • After you mark learning Complete and exit the screen, the learning disappears from your list of recommended learning.

  • You cannot recommend learning to more than 50 users.

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