Branding by Position Group allows a portal administrator to design a custom LMS experience for users based on their membership in a Position Group, an attribute associated with user's assigned Position Code. Branding options by Position Group include: What's New/Classic Home, the My Learning Center left navigation menu, the stylesheet, and the logos used in the header and course completion certificates. This capability makes it possible to present information to users that is more relevant to their position, such as promoting a new Sales certification program that is not required of other groups, such as Human Resources, Finance, or IT.
Functionally, when a user logs in, the LMS will identify their position group and display the selected branding customizations. Users who are not in the position group would be presented with their organization's default branding, or in the absence of any other custom branding, the overall portal default.
Step 1: Design your custom content for the Position Group
Step 2: Find and Edit the Position Group
Since it is also possible to brand the LMS at an organizational level, there must be an order of precedence when defining which branding experience should be presented to a user when they log in. LMS branding follows this order of precedence:
Position Group Branding overrides >
Organization Branding overrides >
Portal language-specific default Branding
This means that if you use both Position group branding and Organization branding, any designated branding for a specific position group will display instead of the organization branding. If the LMS finds no branding for an element at the Position Group level, it will default to the Organization's branding for that element and in the absence of that, the LMS default branding.
Portal administrators can customize the look and feel of their LMS at any time by selecting from the following tools from the Administration menu under Site Management. Organization-specific branding is established on the Branding tab of the organization and when placed at a higher level (e.g. Division, Business Unit) the organizations under it inherit the new branding. LMS-wide branding defaults are maintained under Site Management > LMS Information.
For basic instructions on using these features to re-design your LMS, see related document: Customize the LMS with Branded Content, Color, and Style.