Domains provide a way to organize and control objects and settings stored in Learn. Learning activities, skills, security roles, and other objects belong to the domain in which they are created. In other words, domains own all objects stored in Learn.
Domains are set up in an ordered hierarchy to match the way you want to organize information. The domain hierarchy establishes relationships between domains. A lower-level domain (known as a child domain) may inherit domain settings from the parent domain. These inherited settings can be changed or inactivated to allow alternate behavior in lower-level domains. The Global domain is the parent of all other domains in the hierarchy and changes to it can impact all child domains in the system.
The following table outlines the key features and benefits that domains offer.
Object Grouping and Ownership
All objects are organized using domains. Domains own objects to:
- Provide segmented management.
- Grant domain members access to elements that are specific to their assigned groups.
User Management and Security
Users can be members of multiple domains, but can be associated to only one primary domain. For each domain membership, a Learn user is assigned a security role. Security
By grouping users in a domain, you can:
- Define suitable workflow options for one domain without affecting the settings of other domains in the system.
- Restrict the ability of users to access the objects owned by a different domain.
Custom Settings Learn allows you to configure different settings at the domain
level, such as Activity Detail, Notification, Dashboard, or Registration Approval settings.
Customized User Experience
- Customize your Dashboards by adding news to a domain for a specific role in a preferred language.
- Change the names of shortcut boxes displayed on the Manager Dashboard.
- Customize information shown to users on the activity details, activity registration, and activity search result pages.
- Customize the information that appears on the Training Transcript page.
Note:A lot of user experience customization are handled through core settings instead of Learn-specific ones. For more on these options, such as configuring dashboards or managing themes, see the SumTotal Core Platform Administrator Guide.
- You can also assign users to organizations. Refer to the next chapter, Set Up Domains and
Organizations (on page 160), for details.