Viva Learning - quick intro

2 November 2021

Excited about Microsoft Viva Learning?

You may have just seen Microsoft's General Availability announcements about Viva Learning - or perhaps you're simply wondering what Viva Learning is?

Viva Learning is a great addition to the MS Viva product suite as it gives the organisation one place to organise learning experiences. It allows people to discover and share professional training resources across the organization, and to track their learning progress.

Viva Learning is fully integrated with Atlas and the video below shows how users can leverage it to display content in your existing workspaces.

As demonstrated in the video, you can serve up your own content hosted in SharePoint Online, as well as LinkedIn Learning and other Microsoft learning sources, but Viva Learning also supports integration with learning management systems (LMS) platforms such as Cornerstone, SABA and SAP Successfactors, as well as a number of third-party content providers, including edX, Pluralsight, Skillsoft and Coursera.


Your Microsoft 365/ Office 365 license and third party subscriptions will determine what you can use.

There are two types of Viva Learning licenses: seeded and premium. 

  • Seeded is available to all paid MS Teams users.
  • Premium is for those that require integration with 3rd party content providers and 3rd party LMS platforms.

Links to details on licensing and features are available below.

Viva Learning overview diagram

Here's a helpful diagram that was presented at Microsoft Ignite 2021. It illustrates Microsoft's vision of bringing data into the flow of work, and channeling the learning content experience from multiple sources while making content relevant and personalised.

viva learning overview


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Serena is an Atlas Engagement Consultant in our Success Services team.

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