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2635991 - Program Direct Links for Program Section do not always navigate to the Program Section


A Direct Link generated in LMS Admin Tools to link to a specific Section within a Program sometimes navigates the user to the Program Cover / Overview Page


SAP SuccessFactors Learning Management System (LMS)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Logon to LMS Admin
  2. Navigate to System Admin > Tools > Direct Link
  3. Create a Program Details Link for a Program that contains Sections
  4. Select a Program Section
  5. Click Display Link
  6. Use the generated link to access the Program Section
  7. Note the following behavior:
    1. If Cover pages are active >> User will be navigated to Cover page and they can access the content by navigating to content section for which direct link was created
    2. If Cover pages are inactive >> User will be navigated to content section for which direct link was created


  • When the program has an active cover page, the direct link navigates the user to the current page
  • If you go to content tab, you will see the system expand the exact section that the direct link is created
  • Also note that the navigation between cover pages and the Agenda pages are sticky, meaning the system remembers where you left off of the program


If it is needed for users to access sections directly via URL, consider deactivating the Program Cover Page (test in sub-production first):

  1. Logon to LMS Admin
  2. Navigate to Learning > Programs > Search for Program in question
  3. Click "Cover Page (Active)" hyperlink

  4. Click the "Deactivate" button

  5. Save your changes

Additional Notes:

  • A cover page is a user-facing overview page you create for your program
  • You can choose from one of 3 layouts and add images, videos, HTML, or any other information you like to your cover page.
  • If the Cover Page is active, users can see it when they view the program details


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