Microsoft Viva Learning + Atlas

Microsoft Viva Learning is a centralised learning hub within Microsoft Teams, that provides users with personalised learning content curated for them from sources including LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, third-party providers such as Coursera and in-house content.

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What is Microsoft Viva Learning?

Microsoft Viva Learning is a personalised learning app within Microsoft Teams that can be fully integrated with an existing Learning Management System. 

On opening Microsoft Viva Learning inside Teams, a user will find courses that have been automatically selected for them from a range of providers. Like Spotify, Viva Learning is focused on self-discovery and recommendations based on the individual’s profile and learning history.

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Microsoft Teams

The number of MS Teams users has jumped from 20 million in 2019 to 145 million in Q2 2021. This significant rise in Microsoft Teams usage is partly due to the pandemic which has inevitably increased the number of people working remotely and and in hybrid working patterns. As Teams has become a digital hub where many spend a significant part of their working day, it makes sense to bring learning to that same space. 

Microsoft Viva has been designed as an Employee Experience Platform to meet the rapid remote work changes brought about by the pandemic.


How much does Microsoft Viva Learning cost?

Viva Learning is available as an app within Teams and organisations and their users can access its features either through a ‘seeded’ or ‘premium’ license.

A ‘seeded’ license means you have access to a range of Viva Learning capabilities as part of your Microsoft 365/ Office 365 F1, F3, E4, A3 and E5 to A5 subscription.

The premium version provides access to additional features through license options that range from USD4 per user per month to USD12 per user per month. Find more information about pricing here.

NOTE: Atlas customers will immediately have full support for Atlas workspace integration into Viva Learning.

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When is Microsoft Viva Learning available?

The module has been made available in Teams desktop and mobile as of November 2021 and will become available in your Microsoft 365 tenant in the weeks thereafter. Simply search 'Viva Learning' in the Teams app menu.

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How will training be impacted by Viva Learning?

Microsoft Viva Learning is a content aggregator and therefore enhances and complements your existing investments in business training and helps you make more use of them.

It is likely that learning management systems (LMS) will adapt their solutions so that training content integrates easily with Microsoft Viva Learning.

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What learning content will be available?

Microsoft has announced integration with a variety of training content providers and learning management system (LMS) companies.

Content that will be immediately available comes from a variety of sources, including:

  • Your company’s own learning resources
  • Microsoft Learning
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Skillsoft
  • Coursera
  • Pluralsight
  • edX

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How to setup Microsoft Viva Learning (preview only)?

If you are part of Microsoft Viva Learning Preview Program, this article by Microsoft provides details on how to setup Microsoft Viva Learning in Teams admin center.


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Microsoft Viva and Hybrid Working

Microsoft Viva explained: a summary of all you need to know about Microsoft Viva, as well as videos, useful links and much more.

More about Viva

Read our tips, ideas and guest posts on how to overcome the complexities of  a flexible, adaptive hybrid work model.

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Atlas and Microsoft Viva

Atlas + Viva: bringing knowledge and learning together

Atlas inspires people to know more and participate more. Now they can achieve even more with Viva Learning. 

As Microsoft Viva Learning becomes generally available, Atlas will make learning materials available in the flow of work and provide knowledge as a source of learning.  

This means users don’t have to search for content and knowledge located in different places: Atlas brings it all together.

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