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How to Integrate Degreed with Lessonly
How to Integrate Degreed with Lessonly
Build learning maps by adding lessons to Degreed pathways
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Written by Hannah Walt
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What is Degreed?

Degreed is a learning experience platform (LXP) that identifies skill gaps within organizations to help continued training and improve internal opportunities.

If organizations use several different learning solutions, they are able to bring them all together in Degreed.

When Lessonly is integrated with Degreed, it makes it possible to sync lessons over to Degreed. Once synced, lessons can be found through search or added to Degreed pathways.

Important Note: Only lessons can be synced over.

Setting Up the Integration

Step 1: Gather the Degreed Client ID and the Degreed Client Secret. This information can be retrieved by contacting a Degreed Client Success Manager (CSM).

Step 2: In Lessonly, navigate to Settings > Integrations > Degreed Integration. Select “Install”.

Step 3: Give the integration permission to begin sharing data with Degreed by selecting “Connect.”

Step 4: Enter the credentials retrieved from the Degreed CSM and select “Update”


If the credentials are input incorrectly, the below error will populate.

When the credentials are correct, the below message will populate.

That's it!

How do I see lessons in Degreed?

Once setting up the integration, the next step is identifying lessons to sync over to Degreed. When synced over, lessons are considered courses in the Degreed Catalog.

To add a lesson as a course to the Degreed Catalog, the lesson must be set to Shared. To share a lesson, navigate to the lesson overview page and toggle from Private to Shared.

Important Note:

If a lesson is already shared, it will need to be toggled back to private, and then back to shared. This action triggers adding the lesson to the Degreed catalog.

How to add a lesson to a Degreed Pathway?

Once all the above steps have happened, lessons can be added to a Degreed pathway.

In Degreed, when creating a new pathway or editing an existing one, the synced lessons are searchable to be added in. For easier access filter all content to show only Lessonly lessons.

Select the lesson(s) to add to the pathway and select “add X item(s).” That's all!

Now when users select the lesson inside a pathway, the user will be directed to a new tab. They’ll either be directed to login to Lessonly (if they’re not yet logged in) or sent directly to their lesson.


Q: Can shared lessons be automatically added to the Degreed Catalog?

A: Yes, when editing the lesson title, description, or approximate time to complete the lesson this updates in Degreed automatically.
Note: It might take up to 10 minutes to see the changes reflected in Degree

Q: How long does it take for a lesson to be added to the Degreed catalog once it is shared?

A: Degreed adds new items to their catalog once every 5 minutes, so it could take up to 5 minutes for the lesson to show in Degreed after setting it to share.

Q: I don’t know my Client ID or Client Secret. How can I find them?

A: You can reach out to your Client Success Manager (CSM) at Degreed.

Q: If lessons are edited, will those changes sync over to Degreed?

A: No. As of today, any lesson edits to items such as the title or description will not sync over to the Degreed catalog. Lessonly recommends reviewing the lesson title, description, and average time to completion before sharing the lesson.

Q: What happens in Degreed if a lesson is archived or if the lesson is set from Shared to Private?

A: The course will be considered “obsolete” in Degreed. This means it will still exist in the pathways where it was added, but it will no longer be returned in search results and the link to the lesson will no longer work. Users who select the link will land on their Learn tab. When a lesson is archived or changed from shared to private, Lessonly recommends an admin remove the course from pathways in Degreed.

Q: Does this integration support verified completions in Degreed?

A: No. Users in Degreed are able to manually mark a course as complete, but this integration will not verify completions from Lessonly.

Q: Does this integration support required learning in Degreed?

A: No. All assignments will still take place in Lessonly. Users will be able to find their assigned learning in their learn tab. Degreed will not display assignments as required learning.

Q: Does Degreed support SCORM?

A: Not directly. Degreed doesn't host SCORM files directly but they do partner with SCORM Cloud. This allows customers to upload SCORM files through Degreed into SCORMCloud. This solution is primarily intended as a low volume option for customers who develop their own SCORM courses internally, but don’t have a full LMS available to them to host the SCORM.

Q: How does the search algorithm work in Degreed?

A: The Degreed search algorithm uses keyword(s) to search all available content, but is heavily weighted for Title and Summary (description). Users can put quotes around a string of multiple words if they are looking for an exact match of a course title (e.g. “value-based sales”).

For any questions please reach out to your Degreed CSM or the Lessonly Support team at

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