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Collections let you group and/or sequence multiple Paths. Collections are organized by Section - giving you flexibility in sequencing the content included. Collections can help you create a multi-stage certification programs or aggregate learning Paths to help learners build expertise in a specific topic.

This article gives an overview of creating a Collection, adding Paths to a Collection. It also outlines managing Path settings, Section settings, and Collection Properties.


Things to Note:

  • Collections do not feature the Card View option. Paths in a Collection display as cards by default.
  • Collections cannot be scheduled like other activities and Paths.

Create a New Collection


A Collection is similar to a Path in the way that it aggregates other activities. Collections have many of the same Properties as Paths.

  1. Navigate to Content in the admin panel.
  2. Select the Collections tab.
  3. Click + New.
  4. Give your new collection a Title.
  5. Assign the collection to the appropriate Locale - if needed.
  6. Click the Create button.

Collections | Compose View


You are taken to the Compose tab of the new Collection. Compose lets you create new or add existing Paths to the Collection, control the Settings of the Paths and Sections within the Collection, or edit, remove, or manage each Path in the Collection.

1.) Collection Tabs

  • The Compose tab is where you land when you create a new Collection or open an existing one. Access Collection Properties or Enrollments.

2.) Hero Image

  • Paths lets you preview how your learners will view a Hero Image. Add a hero image that aligns with Collection content to engage learners.

3.) Collection Title Editing

  • Edit the existing Collection Title in line by clicking into the field.

4.) Collection Description

  • Provide context for the Paths in your Collection with a Collection Description. Customize with HTML/markdown.

5.) Sections

  • Sections let you sequence groups of Paths. Edit Section titles and descriptions in line.

6.) Section Settings

  • Section Settings are accessible through the kebab dropdown.

7.) + Add Path Button

  • Create new Paths directly in the Collection, or add existing Paths with a quick search-and-click.

8.) + Add Section Button

  • Add a new Section to the Path. Edit new Section titles and descriptions in line.

Add Paths to a Collection


Build your Collection curriculum by adding existing Paths, or by creating new Paths through the Compose tab of the Collection.

Add an Existing Path

  1. From the Compose page, click the + Add Path button.
  2. Select Add Existing Path to search for and add an existing Path.
  3. Search for an activity using a title or keyword from the title. Intellum lists and auto-fills results as you type.
  4. Select the appropriate activity from the results.
  5. Click Save to add the Path to your Collection.

Create a New Path

  1. From the Compose page, click the + Add Path button.
  2. Select Create New Path
  3. Give the new Path a Title.
  4. Use the Scheduled Activity setting to enable live Events - if needed.
  5. Click the Create button.

After adding an existing Path, or creating a new Path, you are returned to the Compose tab of the Collection.

Manage Paths in a Collection


Once a Path is added to a Collection, it can be moved within a Section, or moved to other Sections. Select the appropriate activity row and use the drag-and-drop feature to place the activity.

Clicking the kebab dropdown on a Path gives you access to:

  • Path | Settings
    • Control a Path's behavior and impact within the Collection
  • Remove Path
    • Deletes a Path from the Collection. Any Path you create in a Collection remains accessible via the Content list if removed.
  • Go to Path
    • Access a Path's content, Properties, or Enrollments.

Path | Settings

Exempt a User from the rest of the Collection if this Activity is Passed

If enabled, the learner is exempted from the remaining Paths in the Collections and receives a Completion for the Collection.

Add Sections to a Collection


Sections are designed to group the Paths in your Collection by organizing your curriculum. Sections have the same drag-and-drop feature as Paths to let you customize the flow of the Collection.

From the Compose page, click the + Add Section button.

A new Section is added to the Path. The Section title and description can both be edited in line - as needed.

Clicking the kebab dropdown at the end of the Section row gives you access to:

  • Section | Settings
    • Control Section completion rules and learner access.
  • Delete Section
    • Remove the Section, and all Paths within it, from the Collection.

Note: Users are prompted to confirm the Section deletion by acknowledging its impact on associated Path enrollments.


Section | Settings

Once created, Sections have their own Setting that control its appearance and functionality for learners.

Section Completion Rules

Define how the Paths in a Section must be completed:
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  • Complete in Any Order

Note: The All dropdown allows you to define how many Paths in the Section are required - dependent on the number of Paths currently in the Section.

  • Complete in Order >
  • [Paths] Optional >

Lock Activities Until

Enter a date in this field to lock access to the Section until that date. Paths within the section are given a 'lock' icon and the date the Section will be available is made visible to learners.

Collection Properties


Collection Properties let you control settings for the Collections in your account. Activities across the platform - including Collections - share many common Properties. The properties highlighted in this section help you with specific aspects of delivering your learning Paths in Collections.

Catalog Properties | Collections

Deep Search

When enabled in a Collection's Properties, the Deep Search property prevents the Paths included in a Collection from appearing in search results in the context of the Collection.


Enrollment Properties | Collections

Activity Eligibility

Sometimes learners complete a Path before being enrolled in a Collection that includes the same Path. Activity Eligibility lets you restrict how far back the system should look for completed learning Paths:

All learning activities are eligible: gives credit for all completed learning activity enrollments.
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Only learning activities that were completed after collection enrollment are eligible: only gives credit for learning activities that were completed after the Path enrolled date.
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Only learning activities that were completed X months prior to collection enrollment are eligible: only gives credit for learning activities that were completed X (i.e. 3, 6, etc.) number of months before the Path enrolled date.
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Only learning activities that were completed after X date are eligible: only gives credit for learning activities with a completed-on date that takes place after the date you define with this option.