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Written by Stephen Krzeminski
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SkyPrep’s Unity components can be found throughout the platform, allowing you to leverage social learning and discussion in all of your training.

Table of Contents

Enabling Unity

To begin, click on Unity Beta under the Training Elements menu.

Next, click on the V button beside New Collection and click on Unity Settings.

Enable Unity for use in your platform.

Creating Collections

Now, we can start creating our first Collection — a folder or group of items that can be assigned to your Unity users.

After creating the Collection, you can add content into it normally. The content will be available for viewing in Unity, but can still be used as normal content in any of your SkyPrep courses.

To edit your Collection, click on its name in the navigation breadcrumb highlighted below.

Here you can change the name, add a description, and choose to Allow Comments. Allowing comments is done in the Learner Visibility Settings tab.

Unity Group Settings

Now that you have a collection created, you can assign it to a Group so that its member can access its content. To do this, navigate to a Group and click on the Unity Collections tab. Use the dropdown menu to choose which Collections they should be able to edit and click on the Assign button.

To allow Discussions in the Group's Unity portal, click on the Unity Social tab and enable Allow Group Social in Unity. After it's enabled, you'll have additional options to allow members to post discussion threads as well as see a list of all members.

Unity Course Settings

Similar to Groups, you can also access Unity settings in your Courses. Navigate to a course then click on the Unity Integration tab. Mirror Modules into Unity allows you to quickly add all course modules into a collection in Unity, while Add Users in this course to a collection will allow you to automatically add enrolled users into specified Unity collections.

The Unity Interface

Now that Unity has been set up on the SkyPrep end, we can take a look at the actual Unity interface. The Home page will have a deep search bar at the top — this search bar searches both titles as well as content, such as within a PDF. It will also display any recently uploaded content.

Creating Discussions

Clicking on an item will open the viewer and discussion panel. Users can click on the Add a Comment button to add to the discussion (if allowed). Comments can also be marked as a question. If marked as a question, the comment will be placed in the Open tab, while normal comments will be automatically placed in Resolved.

Clicking on the Open tab will show all questions that haven't yet been resolved. Users can upvote comments, directly reply to them in a nested fashion, and if you're an Admin, mark them as resolved or delete them.

My Library

At the top of the page, you'll find buttons to add the file to My Library for quick access in the future, minimize the discussion panel for a more immersive experience, and to close the item.

The My Library page is a repository of all of the content that you have bookmarked.

Hovering over an item in your Library will allow you to move the file to a different folder or remove it from your Library entirely.

Social Groups

Now, let's take a look at Social Groups. As soon as you enter a Group, the first thing you'll see are the collections that have been assigned to the Group.

In the Discussion tab, users can post comments and discussions if the setting was enabled in the SkyPrep Group settings. These function the same way as file discussions.

Clicking on the Group Members icon will display a list of all of the Group members.

In the list, clicking on the View User Profile button will pull up the user's profile where you can endorse them for skills, see their discussion posts, and any mutual Social Groups.

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