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How do I add a program?

Once you have added or uploaded courses in Bridge, you can create a program for your account. Programs are a collection of learning content.


  • All courses within a program must be published before you can publish the program.  
  • Archived courses within a program display grayed-out course titles and an archived badge.
  • Some features may be restricted based on permissions for your user role.

Open Application Switcher Menu

In the Global Navigation menu, click the Application Switcher icon [1]. Then, click the Author menu option [2].

Note: The Global Navigation menu may differ depending on what is enabled in your account.

Open Programs

In the Author menu, click the Programs link.

Add New Program

Add New Program

On the Programs page, click the Add New Program button.

Add Program Title

Add Program Title

In the Program Title field, enter a name for your program.

If you do not enter a program name, your program will be saved as Untitled Program.

Add Program Description

Add Program Description

In the Program Description field, enter a summary of the program. This description will help users understand what the program is about and what they can expect to learn. The description will be visible on the My Learning page.

Choose Gradient

Choose Gradient

Click the color gradient that you would like to be displayed to users when they view the program.

Add Content

You can add three different kinds of learning content to your program. Courses, Live Trainings and Checkpoints can be added for users to complete as part of their program requirements. To add learning content to your program, click the Course, Live Training, or Checkpoint icon [1].

Learning content can be separated into sections with headings that give more structure to the program. To add a header, click the Heading icon [2].

Add Heading Title and Description

Add Heading Title and Description

Enter header text in the Header field [1]. The Header field is limited to 100 characters.

To add a description, enter the description text in the Description field [2]. The Description field is limited to 2000 characters.

Adding sections to a program does not impact the program item count or a user's ability to complete the program in any order.

Find or Create Content

In the Content Title field, enter the name of an existing course, live training, or checkpoint to add to your program. Click the content name when it appears.

If you would like to create a new piece of content, click the New Course link. This will create a blank course that will need to be populated with content using the Course Content Editor.

View Content

Bridge will show you the details of your added content.

Add Another Course

To add more content to your program, click the Add Content button.

View Draft Course

If you add a course that is still in draft status, Bridge will let you know that the program cannot be published until the course is published.

Remove Course

To remove an item from a program, click the Remove icon.

Note: If a user has started a course that has been removed from a program, the user will remain enrolled, and the course will become optional. If a user has not started a course in a program, their enrollment in the course will be deleted.

Confirm Removal

To confirm, click the Remove link.

Reorder Courses

If necessary, you can drag and drop items to reorder them in the program.

Return to Program Details

Return to Program Details

To return to the Program Details page, click the Done icon.