BuckeyeLearn Homepage Redesign

BuckeyeLearn Homepage Redesign

Updates are coming to the BuckeyeLearn Homepage! Beginning April 11, you will notice a new, sleeker design that will improve the learner experience, allowing you a direct way to review the trainings that are on your transcript, and search for additional learning experiences.

Homepage changes include:

  • Remove header image – the widgets you need to access your training are now the focal point of the homepage
  • Remove My Training widget – having two different access points into your training was confusing, select the MY TRANSCRIPT button whenever you want to see your registered training
  • Remove My Tasks widget – this widget was rarely used and you can access the same information by hovering over the Home navigation tab and selecting Scheduled Tasks
  • Change name of “My Inbox” widget to “To Do” – better name for a widget that displays items that need completed for you and your direct reports
  • Added Pending Evaluations widget – allows direct access to any open training evaluation you need to complete


Please see images below of the old homepage and new homepage:


BuckeyeLearn February 2018 Release

BuckeyeLearn February 2018 Release

On February 9th, 2018 Cornerstone successfully released a new update for BuckeyeLearn. Highlights of the new functionality can be found below:

  • This release includes mostly administrative updates to the system along with the beginning framework for additional features to come later this year. The only change that will be seen immediately to end users are enhancements to the On the Job Training functionality including:
    • The ability to bulk add observations and notify managers when ready to be observed.
  • Cornerstone has also added a new system for early adoption of features that are highly requested but not yet completely finished with development. We will be evaluating this new system and each feature that is tagged in this manner to determine if we should be early adopters.


With each release, we receive details from Cornerstone regarding the new/updated functionality that we will receive. The BuckeyeLearn Support team then works closely with our Operations Committee to thoroughly test the application in our Stage environment to ensure the new release will not cause any issues.

Statistics by Month from the Last Year (September 2015-2016)

I wanted to share some additional statistics from the last year. BuckeyeLearn’s reporting and tracking features allow for raw data to be extracted and analyzed very easily.  As stewards and managers of university systems and services, we’re often called upon to tell the story of what we do and our impact on the university community.  Data, is a great way of doing so!

Monthly Registrations

This data represents the number of registrations per month. A registration is when the learning object is actually placed on a learner’s transcript, regardless of whether the learner requested it, or it was assigned to them. There is definitely a pattern of growth.  You can also see a completion pattern for the time of year. I would expect over time to see more patterns emerge.


Monthly Completions

This data represents actual completions, where the learner met the completion requirements. The completion requirements are determined by the designer and can be a variety of conditions like, a passing score on an assessment, watching all the slides in a presentation, viewing content then marking complete, etc. There is definitely a pattern of growth.  You can also see a completion pattern for the time of year. I would expect over time to see more patterns emerge. I believe we will also see patterns for regulatory requirements and training related to university initiatives.


Assigned v. Requested Training

Training can be placed on the learners transcript a number of different ways.  The learner’s manager can assign the training, an administrator can assign the training manually, the training can be assigned dynamically using conditions within the BuckeyeLearn, or the learner can search for and request the training.  This data shows assigned and requested training.  You can definitely see that more training has been assigned than requested.


Provisioned Users in BuckeyeLearn

This data represents the number of users who are actively engaged in training in BuckeyeLearn. I have chosen to represent it only by college/vp unit. However, there are many ways of representing the populations and their distribution.  In BuckeyeLearn, we have data for college/vp unit, department, job code, and many other data points. Click on the image below to see if full size.


I hope you found this data to be helpful.  Do you have ideas for data that you would like to see?  Please let us know!

BuckeyeLearn is 1 Year Old!

On September 14, BuckeyeLearn will celebrate it’s 1 year anniversary!  BuckeyeLearn has grown to include:

  • 4ooo+ courses and learning materials
  • 128,000+ users provisioned
  • 316,000+ course registrations and 259,000+ completions
  • 27 content providers
  • 23 College/VP Units implemented
  • 200+ Administrators

Congratulations to all involved in BuckeyeLearn implementations and content development for making BuckeyeLearn a success. Your work has contributed to the professional development of thousands of employees.

If you would like to learn more about BuckeyeLearn, please let is know: buckeyelearnsupport@osu.edu

Update as of April 3, 2015

The BuckeyeLearn Implementation Project Team has been working diligently to take the project from the Discovery to Design phase. We wanted to share our progress and elaborate on how we will use the BuckeyeLearn information site to communicate updates to interested parties. We created this site using the new u.osu platform, provided by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) to help share information in a more user-friendly format.

On the BuckeyeLearn site (u.osu.edu/buckeyelearn) we have shared a blog post titled “What is an LMS?” to help folks understand the basic capabilities of a Learning Management System; further, we explain how BuckeyeLearn will help satisfy some of these requirements in detailed pages of the site.

Please note, because u.osu is available to everyone at the university, if you have not yet logged into the application you may be prompted to build your own blog site upon accessing.  If so, simply click this link to our site or type the URL in your browser after you have authenticated using your name.#.

Thank you!
Tracey Pawlowski and Mike Anderson
BuckeyeLearn Implementation Project Managers

What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?

A learning management system is a software application designed to facilitate the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of learning and development opportunities. These systems can provide:

  • Anywhere, anytime learning– Properly formatted content can be delivered to almost any device and can be accessed anytime and anywhere with internet access. This is critical for second and third shift employees, and for employees who do not have regular access to computers.
  • A centralized learning platform–All training materials, resources, development plans and assessment results can be stored within one system. A centralized repository also ensures consistency in the delivery and evaluation of content.
  • Compliance–Mandated training, along with assessment of a participant’s comprehension of the material, can be consistently delivered. In addition to delivering and assessing training, it can also track certification renewal dates. Automated tracking and notifications ensure that targeted audiences are keeping up with regulatory training and reducing liability risk.
  • Analysis and reporting– Learning data can be collected and analyzed for a more complete view of training results. In addition to being able to report on participant progress and learning outcomes, reporting and analysis capabilities can evaluate the success of individual courses and indicate where they can be improved.
  • Improved employee retention– Development plans can be created to help provide a clear path for career advancement. Associated learning activities make it possible for employees to expand their knowledge and skills to achieve their career goals.

Once fully implemented, BuckeyeLearn will provide the university, including the Wexner Medical Center, with a systematic way to manage the learning and development of faculty, staff, student employees and other targeted audiences. It will provide an online, easily accessible system by which non-academic learning and development opportunities can be delivered and managed.

Greetings Learning & Development enthusiasts!

As of February 2015, the BuckeyeLearn project has been approved and will deliver ONE shared online learning platform to both the university and Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) for non-academic topics. After the mid-February kick-off, the project is expected to be implemented this summer.

Starting autumn semester, we will have online capability to provide greater reliability, consistency and access to deliver the training and reporting obligations we have as an institution. Faculty, staff, students and other people affiliated with the university and OSUWMC will use this system to take training in a variety of topics from those required for compliance to those that support professional development. Continue reading