Topic Following keeps users engaged with the freshest learning resources added to your Topic, while also taking Catalog personalization to the next level by putting the Intellum platform to work for your users.
Allowing topic following lets you add personalized rows of content to a user's Home page and automate Notifications when new content is added to a Topic the user follows.
Topic following is a feature that is developed for the learner, and only used by the learner. No admin intervention is necessary; simply enable the feature and continue adding fresh content to your Topics--Intellum will do the rest. This article dives into the user's experience, providing you with an overview of the feature.
FOLLOWING & UNFOLLOWING TOPICS
With Topic Following enabled, topics accessible in Browse features a toggle that allows a user to follow - or unfollow - the topics. If there is no Hero Image exists for the topic, the Follow/Unfollow button is displayed at the top of the page, next to the topic name:
FOLLOWED TOPIC ROWS
Followed Topic Rows bring the power of personalization to your Catalog Home page. Add Followed Topic Rows through the Home Rows Layout settings for an Organization to give users immediate access to the content within the topics they follow.
When added, learners in an Organization will see a row on the home page for each topic they follow. At most, 10 followed topic rows are available -- randomized weekly.
TOPIC FOLLOWING NOTIFICATIONS
Following a topic can also enable in-platform notifications for users when new content is added to their followed topics. Contact your Account Strategist to enable Topic Following Notifications, and users will receive a Notification when new activities are added to a topic.
TOPIC FOLLOWS | USER PROFILE
Users can review their followed topics through their user profile. Both public and private views of the profile display this feature. A user can click the linked text to access a list of topics she is currently following; each topic listed is linked to that topic page in Browse.