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Training plans

  A training plan is a set of several course activations, which belong to the same training. If you connect these course activations you get a structure, which represents the order or the processing of the training plan. Thus you can design complex scenarios and you give a time frame to the training.

A training plan is closed, if at least one path is completely processed. Course activations, which have no path and no connection to another course activation, are for the completion of the training plan irrelevant.

Further information about the rule on participants of training plans you find here.

The training plan preview and the training plan editor include also the layout of the client. This means you can define a layout design for the standard training plan and a new layout design, which is only inserted in a certain client.

In the overview (Course management → Training plans) you see all already created training plans. If you click on the title, you get to the appropriate Training plan wizard. Via click on the symbol of the translation area you get into the translation management of the appropriate training plan. Via click on the national flag you get to the preview of the user.

To open the participant management, click on the participant icon userSingle20.  Furthermore you see the owner of the training plan, the creation and change date.

There are the mass processing functions MoveDeleteChange owner and Copy for training plans. More information about these functions you find under Training plan: Mass processing functions.

The following functions are available via the context menu of the appropriate training plan title. In the context menu you find also the object permissions, which are used on user content.

To create a new training plan, choose Course management → Training plans → New training plan. The Training plan wizard opens.

Master data

Enter first title and teaser and choose the main language of the training plan.

Edit mode for imported users

Define which edit mode is to be used for registering new users in the training plan if the extended import function was used to add these users:

  • Optional
  • Mandatory


Select the status of the training plan:

  • Initiated
    The user still can’t see the training plan at the learning place. Neither a self-registration nor an external registration are allowed. The training plan is in the process of creation and shouldn’t be used yet.
  • Active
    The training plan can be processed by the user. Registration is allowed.
  • Closed
    All user, which have begun the training plan, can end this. A new registration is not allowed.
  • Archive
    The training plan can’t be edited by the user. The learners in the training plan are stopped. The training plan serves only for assessment. In this status the training plan can be deleted in training plan overview. If you archive a training plan, you can archive the assigned course activations, too.


The parameters provide to define the expanded settings for the training plan. You define beside a possible starting and end date learning objectives, requirements etc.

Training plan editor

The training plan editor consists of a coordinate raster, which already represents a modified display of the visualized training plan. If the raster doesn’t suffice, you can add any rows and columns in the wizard via the appropriate buttons top left. The connection between content is always vertically. Thus the starting content should be arranged at the top.

You can define the classifications, which you have created in the Classification wizard and added in the Client wizard, in the Client wizard as mandatory selection for the Training plan wizard.

Add course activation

To add a course activation in the training plan, click on a plus sign in any rectangle in the raster. In the opening dialog window you can select the appropriate course activation and add it to the training plan.

Consider, in which order you want to add further course activations. It makes sense to edit from top to bottom.  You should consider by adding further content to arrange clearly. Avoid the crossing of individual ways in a training plan.

  • If you have not connected all course activations via path, the finish of all course activations is mandatory for the finish of the training plan.
  • A training plan is “Failed” in the case of single course activations, if a course activation is failed. If there are several course activations connected with paths, the completion of a single path is enough. Thus a course activation in each single path should is failed for getting the training plan status “Failed”.

Edit training plan

If you have misplaced an element, you can delete it by clicking the “x” in the upper right corner of the element. Besides the “x” you see a small gear wheel. Via this gear wheel you open the dialog window Characteristics of the course activation.

Characteristics of the course activation: Select link type

If you have added several course activations to the training plan, you can link them to get an order. Therefore click on the small rectangle below the first course activation and then click on the small rectangle below the second course activation. The course activations are now linked. Note: You can display also several paths, which process parallel.

Path direction

The direction of the links in the training plan corresponds to the click order. The first clicked link point is the starting point and the second clicked link point is the end of the link. You link A -> B and Avendoo® processes A -> B.

To give the participant a processing order, you can define the link type. Therefore click on the gear wheel in the upper right corner of a course activation. In the opening dialog window you can select one of the following link types:

  • The course activation can be edited by the participant at any time.
    There exists no special link between the selected course activation and the previous elements of the path. The participant can decide in which order he/she processes the course activations.
  • The course activation can be edited by the participant if at least one predecessor course is completed on the path from the start to this course activation.
    This option defines that the participant has to complete one course activation at least on the path, before he/she can process the selected course activation. Which course activation the participant has to complete before, is not defined. But the course activation has to be in the order of the path before the selected course activation. Thus you restrict the processing order for the participant.
  • The course activation can be edited by the participant if all predecessor courses are completed on the path from the start to this course activation.
    If you select this link type, the participant can only process the course activation, when all others course activations are completed, which are on the path. Thus you give the participant an exact processing order.

In the lower area are all links of the selected course activation to further course activations listed. You can delete any link of the selected course activation via the appropriate delete button. Course activations, which have no link, are end points. These end points influence for example, if the training plan is processed. Thus add later course activations or exchange an old with a new course activation, consider the links in the training plan. Course activations, which are linked by no path to other course activations and are “alone” on the training plan, are irrelevant for the completion of the training plan.

Example of link types

Business studies – introduction → Sales and distribution (1)

The participant can process the courses “Business studies – introduction” and “Sales and distribution” at any time in any order. The arrangement of the courses provides that first the course “Business studies – introduction” should be processed and then the course “Sales and distribution”. Thus there is no link not necessary.

Sales and distribution → New product knowledge or time management (2)

The participant can process the courses “New product knowledge” and “Time management” only, if he/she has completed the course “Sales and distribution” or the course “Business studies – introduction”.

New product knowledge → Arrangements 2018 (3)

The participant can only process the course “Arrangements 2018”, if all previous courses are completed on the path. Thus the participant can only start this course, if he/she has completed the course “New product knowledge” and the courses “Sales and distribution” and “Business studies – intrododuction”.


You can enter additional information. This information is only viewable for authors.

Registration management

Specify the type of registration for the training plan. This setting also applies to users who are manually registered or who are put into the list of participants using the expanded import function. Select one of the following options:

  • Self-registration and external registration
  • External registration only
  • Only authors are entitled to register

Graphic elements of the training plan

You can adjust the design of the training plan individually in Avendoo®. You see the different status in the city theme design.

Not yet


Deactivated, not yet begun




Deactivated, viewed


Begun, incomplete


Deactivated, begun, incomplete


Not passed


Deactivated, not passed




Completed, but deactivated


Current point of view




Complete training plan