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 sections of content to a user's homepage 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 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 SECTIONS
Followed Topic Sections bring the power of personalization to your homepages. Add Followed Topic Sections to the Home Sections Layout settings of an Organization to give users immediate access to the content within the topics they follow.
When added, learners in an Organization will see a section on the homepage for each topic they follow. At most, 10 followed topic sections are available.
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 customer success manager or an Intellum representative 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.