Get the Most Out of Your Inkling Content Library with Watershed

Ensure you are putting only the most helpful and up-to-date content in front of your learners by monitoring Inkling content usage in Watershed, promoting popular content and removing unpopular content.

Make the most of your investment in Inkling by connecting with Watershed for enhanced insights into your content usage. Watershed offers detailed analytics of your Inkling data, segmented and filtered by organization hierarchy. Managers can monitor their teams’ progress—including which Inkdocs and pages learners access and their scores on assessments.

Watershed empowers you to make data-driven decisions with easy-to-use dashboards and customizable reports. Identify unused and out-of-date content and popular resources to promote. Your managers and L&D teams can be happy with the knowledge your learners are getting the best possible content.

Once you’ve connected your Inkling data, you can build a complete picture of learner behavior and program performance by adding other data sources across your entire ecosystem.

Manage your Inkling content catalog with Watershed.

Watershed reports help you monitor the use of your Inkling content catalog. This enables you to get ahead of trends in overall usage, keep your content offers fresh by removing unused resources, and identify popular content that you can promote to your learners.

Remove unused content.

Over time, content can become irrelevant or dated—and if content is no longer accurate or timely, learners are less likely to use it. But ”scrap” learning content can be actively harmful to your learners.

Not only can it make good content harder to find, but it also can mislead or misinform learners who don’t realize it’s old content. Use Watershed to identify and remove this scrap learning content from your Inkling catalog.

Monitor overall usage trends.

Is overall usage of Inkling content increasing or decreasing? Are there annual trends when usage increases or declines? How does usage vary between departments in the organization?

Remove unused content.

Over time, content can become irrelevant or dated—and if content is no longer accurate or timely, learners are less likely to use it. But ”scrap” learning content can be actively harmful to your learners.

Not only can it make good content harder to find, but it also can mislead or misinform learners who don’t realize it’s old content. Use Watershed to identify and remove this scrap learning content from your Inkling catalog.

Promote popular training content.

Help learners quickly find the most helpful and relevant Inkling content by using Watershed to identify and promote popular content (in terms of completions and page views).

Track your team with Watershed manager reports on Inkling docs and assessments.

Managers can use Watershed's configurable dashboards to keep track of their teams' Inkling usage, including tracking document and page views, completions, and assessment results. This means that managers can identify those on their teams who are not engaging with Inkling or need extra support to pass assessments.

Integrate your learning and HRIS data to see the full picture

Use Watershed to get the complete picture of your learning by reporting on Inkling docs alongside data from other learning content—including eLearning on an LMS like Cornerstone, videos on Kaltura MediaSpace, or eLearning content published in tools like Articulate Storyline.

Combine your learning data with organizational HR data to compare departments, create manager views, and set data permissions to conform to data privacy laws and processes.

How do I convince my stakeholders?

Scrap learning may just sound like a fancy phrase, but multiply the time-savings versus number of learners at enterprise level, you’ll be amazed at the amounts you can save.

By identifying which content is not being used (or worse, out of date), you remove the cost of hosting and maintaining the content, but more significantly, you reduce wasted learner time. Learners can waste time either searching through scrap to find useful content, or completing content they don’t realize is out-dated or otherwise unhelpful.

For more help getting stakeholder buy-in for using Watershed to identify and remove scrap learning from your Inkling content catalog, check out this guide:

Taking Out the Trash: The Business Case for Scrap Learning Analytics

How does Inkling work with Watershed?

Inkling sends data to Watershed in real time via xAPI. This data is then presented in Watershed’s configurable dashboard and reports, so you can keep track of your learners and monitor your content on the fly. We’ll work with you and Inkling to set up the connection so you can relax while data automatically flows into your reports.

And remember, you can combine all of this data with your HR data and any other learning data source—such as an LXP like Degreed, EdCast, or Udemy. This allows you to monitor all the learning across your organization and learning ecosystem.

What data is included?

Inkling sends Watershed data about:

  • Document and page interactions. This includes when learners view and complete documents and view pages.
  • Assessment results. This includes learners' scores and whether they pass the assessment.

We’ll handle the integration of your learning data between Inkling and Watershed. We also have several resources you may find useful:

How do I get started?

Talk to your Watershed account manager to get the connection set up. Or, if you’re not already a Watershed customer, request a demo today.

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