Back in February, Microsoft announced Viva, its new Employee Experience Platform (EXP). After a month, the company showed off four modules, namely Viva Connections, Viva Insights, Viva Learning, and Viva Topics. Today, the Redmond tech giant has released Viva Learning as a public preview.
In essence, Viva Learning is a centralized hub for learning within your organization. As of now, Viva Learning contains content from sources such as LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, allows you to easily share this material in chat, and also offers tools to track the completion of learning tasks, among other things.
Microsoft has noted that the public preview of Viva Learning is open to all organizations that have paid access to Microsoft Teams. It does not currently extend to Education and Government customers, but is expected to be available to them at a later date. Furthermore, requests to enter the public preview should either come from your company's IT admin or should have their express approval.
Microsoft has emphasized that given that Viva Learning is currently in public preview, more features will be added before the product's general availability later this year. Users can easily report bugs or request new features via the "Help" interface in Teams. Microsoft says that it expects to receive a large number of access requests to Viva Learning, so it will be onboarding organizations on a rolling basis. IT admins are expected to wait a "few weeks" for activation on their tenant after making the initial request. The sign-up form to request onboarding to the public preview of Viva Learning can be seen here.