The first step in taking a course is to find it! Easily locate courses you need by searching or browsing the DHS Learning course catalog. The catalog is organized into course categories, which often represent specific DHS service areas.
There are three methods for course enrollment in DHS Learning: self-service, automatic and manual.
When you find a course you’d like to take, you can enroll yourself without any special permission—as long as the course is open for self-service enrollment.
Courses that are open for self-service enrollment are also open for self-service unenrollment, in case you enroll yourself by mistake or change your mind about taking an optional course.
Activities are the building blocks of courses, and each course can include any number or combination of required activities.
Many courses in the LMS include a Learning Modules activity, which involves a lesson that opens in a new window. Learning modules contain various topics, questions and interactive exercises.
Most learning modules include information exercises such as Tab, Slide and Accordion interactions. You must “click through” and view all info blocks before the system will allow you to move forward.
If you finish a lesson and return to the course homepage but notice that the Learning Modules activity isn’t marked complete, re-enter the lesson. It’s easy to miss some items because of the way the system tracks your progress.
When you’re enrolled in a course with an Event activity, be sure to sign up for a specific event session (they’re often offered at various times and locations) in order to attend and get credit for the event. This applies for online seminars AND in-person trainings.
On your Calendar page, you can view upcoming events for each of your courses and export your calendar to an iCal file (which you can open in Outlook).