All Collections
Integrate Degreed with Seismic Learning
Integrate Degreed with Seismic Learning

Build learning maps by adding lessons to Degreed pathways

Michael Hughes avatar
Written by Michael Hughes
Updated over a week ago

About this task

Degreed is a learning experience platform (LXP) that helps employees own their learning and career growth by connecting them to mentors, training content, and professional development experiences.

By connecting Seismic Learning with Degreed, you can add lessons to the Degreed catalog and use them in learning pathways.


Gather your Degreed client ID and your Degreed client secret. A Degreed client success manager (CSM) can provide this information.

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 Seismic Learning, navigate to the gear icon > 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.

Step 5: When your credentials are correctly entered, the following message appears: "Success! Your Seismic Learning account is connected to Degreed!"

Sync lessons with Degreed

After connecting Seismic Learning with Degreed, identify the lessons you want to sync. Synced lessons are considered courses in the Degreed catalog.

To add a lesson to the catalog, you must first share it. Go to the lesson overview page, select Share, and then toggle the lesson to Anyone with Link. If the lesson was previously shared, revert it to Assigned Only, and then toggle Anyone with Link again. This action triggers the sync with Degreed.

Note: Degreed adds new items to the catalog every five minutes, so newly shared lessons won't immediately appear.

If you archive a lesson or make a shared lesson private, a Degreed admin must remove the course from the catalog and any pathways to which it was added. If you do not do this, the course becomes obsolete in Degreed. Moreover, archived and private courses aren't returned in Degreed search results, and links to such lessons are rendered invalid.

Add lessons to Degreed pathways

When you create a new Degreed pathway or edit an existing one, you can search for and add any Seismic Learning lessons you synced. You can also filter the Degreed catalog to show only Seismic Learning lessons. Degreed's search algorithm uses keywords to find relevant content, and it heavily weights keywords that appear in lesson titles and descriptions. Degreed also supports exact phrase searching. Place a string of words in quotation marks ("value-based sales") to locate instances of that specific phrase.

When you've identified the lessons you want to add to a pathway, select them, and then select add X item(s).

When users select the lesson inside the pathway, they're directed to a new tab and instructed to log into Seismic Learning. If they're already logged in, they're sent directly to their lesson. Assignments take place within Seismic Learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

A: Yes, edits to the lesson title, description, or approximate completion time are automatically updated in Degreed. Note that it might take up to 10 minutes to see these changes.

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. We recommend 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, an admin should 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 Seismic Learning.

Q: Does this integration support required learning in Degreed?

A: No. All assignments will still take place in Seismic Learning. Users will be able to find their assigned learning on their Learn page. 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 SCORM Cloud. 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 (a.k.a. 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”).

Questions? Contact the Support team at

Did this answer your question?