All about Absorb Learn Mobile
This article contains information applicable to the refreshed Admin Experience (AE) and previous versions of the Absorb LMS product.
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The Absorb Learn App allows Learners to access the Learner Experience through their iOS and Android mobile devices, including phones, iPads and tablets. The branding of the Absorb Learn Mobile App will appear consistent with the Web Learner Experience. Learners will be able to sign in through the Service Provider Initiated SAML SSO settings that have been configured in the Portal Settings of the LMS or by entering the LMS URL and their Username and Password.
When Learners are signed in to the Absorb Learn Mobile App, they will have access to your browsable Course Catalog and they will be able to access an Online Course or Curriculum that have Catalog Visibility > Enable for Mobile App enabled and lessons that are:
- File-based object lessons (e.g. PDF, DOCX, XLSX,etc.) housed in or outside your LMS
- File-based videos (e.g. MP4) housed in or outside your LMS
- eLearning created in SCORM 1.2 & 2004 lessons
- TinCan/xAPI lessons
- Assessment lessons
Learners can access these lessons online or offline through this App by downloading it on their mobile device. If Learners complete a course offline, they can synchronize their progress once they have reconnected to the internet.
Note: Online Courses must have Availability > Allow Course Content Download enabled in order for the Learner to be able to download the Online Course Lessons and work offline.
Configuring Learn Mobile App for your LMS
In this section we will learn how to enable the Learn Mobile App on the LMS. The Mobile App option must be enabled or they will not be able to find it on their mobile device and download it. Once it has been enabled, Systems Admins can brand the Mobile App with its own Logo, as well as validate the colors selected on the Theme look as expected on the Mobile App.
Note: If you need to enable the optional Service Provider Initiated SAML SSO settings configured in your Web LMS for the app, you can follow the directions in this article.
How to Enable Mobile App
Navigate to Portal Settings by clicking the green silhouette image from the right-hand side Admin menu options. Scroll down and choose Portal Settings from the sub-menu. You will be routed to the Info page of Portal Settings.
Scroll down until you locate the Enable App Mobile toggle button. When you enable this (turn it ON), it will allow your learners to access the LMS within the Absorb Learn Mobile App. An Admin will need to configure Courses specifically in order for Learners to access Online Courses and Curricula in the Course Catalog.
Select Save to accept your changes.
Admins can begin configuring what Online Courses and Curricula are available by going to Courses and selecting existing Courses or adding new Courses. Once on the Courses Edit page, they can navigate to the Course Visibility section and select Enable for Mobile App.
How to Add Logo Designed for Mobile App
Note: If you have more than one Theme setup in your LMS, the Mobile App will identify the Learner's department and provide the Theme that is assigned to their Department.
Navigate to Setup from the Admin Menu and select Templates. You will be routed to the Templates administration page.
Select the Theme(s) that needs a Mobile App Logo added. Choose Edit from the right-hand side Action Menu.
Navigate to the Settings tab from the top of the Theme management page and select Logos. The Logo section will expand and you will then be presented with the option to load the Mobile App Logo.
Select Upload the Image or File to add your logo. Search and find your image and select Open or double click to add.
Note: The suggested sizes for your Mobile App image for each Admin version are as followed.
- A5 or older - 1240 x 624px and 600kb
- Admin Refresh Experience - 16 x 16px and 300 KB max size
Select Save to accept your changes.
Branding your Learn Mobile App
The colors you select in your Theme for the web Learner Experience will also determine which colors will display in the Absorb Learning Mobile App. Below you will see a chart that identifies which colors you select on your Theme and what specific location of the mobile app is updated.
To access the color options, you will navigate to Setup in the Admin Menu and select Templates > Theme > Colors.
|Section of Mobile App Displayed||Displayed Location||Color Setting in Theme|
|Navigation||Navigation Bar tint color||Base|
|Navigation Bar background||Base|
|Progress Bar Fill Color||Primary|
|Root Pop Up||Success Pop-up||Success (Darkest hue)|
|Username Text Field tint color||Primary|
|Username Error tint color||Failure (Darkest shade of color)|
|Password Text Field tint color||Primary|
|Password Error tint color||Failure (Darkest shade of color)|
|Error message label||Failure (Darkest shade of color)|
|Bio Login Button background||Primary|
|New URL Button||Danger|
|Password reset||Username Text Field||Primary|
|Username Text Field Error||Failure (Darkest shade of color)|
|Email Text Field||Primary|
|Email Text Field Error||Failure (Darkest shade of color)|
|Error Message Label||Failure (Darkest shade of color)|
|Password Create||Password Text Field||Primary|
|Password Text Field Error||Failure (Darkest shade of color)|
|Confirm Password Text Field||Primary|
|Confirm Password Text Field Error||Failure (Darkest shade of color)|
|Error Message Label||Failure (Darkest shade of color)|
|Upper Header Background||Base (Darkest shade of color)|
|Lower Header Background||Base|
|Close Button||Header Icons|
|Avatar background||Header Icons|
|Avatar border||Header Icons|
|Camera Icon background||Highlight|
|Camera Icon tint||Banner Button|
|Upper Username color||Header Icon|
|Initials Label color||Base|
|Menu table container background color||Base (Darkest shade of color)|
|Menu Cell background||Base (Medium shade of color)|
|Menu Cell text color||Header Icon|
|Menu Cell icon color||Header Icon|
|Biometric toggle background||Highlight|
|Course List||Course Rating color||Feedback (Darkest shade of color)|
|Enroll Status background||Primary (Darkest shade of color)|
|Course Enrolled background||Primary (Darkest shade of color)|
|Course List rating||Feedback (Darkest shade of color)|
|Course List Badge text color||Header Icon|
|Badge Menu Button||Header Icon|
|Course Navigation right bar button icon||Header Icon|
|Course List & Catalog segment background||Base (Darkest shade of color)|
|Course List & Catalog segment text||Header Icon (Darkest shade of color)|
|Sorting options Action Sheet background color||Base|
|Action Sheet item color||Header Icon|
|Action Sheet all items||Header Icon|
|Course Details View||Navigation Bar||Header Icon|
|Back Button||Header Icon|
|Course Description background||Warning (Darkest shade of color)|
|Lesson Activity Status Color - Complete||Success|
|Lesson Activity Status Color - Failed||Failure|
|Lesson Action Color - Complete||Success|
|Lesson Action Color - Failed||Failure|
|Lesson Action Color - Default||Primary|
|Search||Text Field||Base (Darkest shade of color)|
|Place Holder||Header Icon|
|Search Image Icon||Header Icon|
|Clear Button||Header Icon|
|Terms & Conditions||Agree Button||Primary|
|Agree Button text color||Banner Button|
|Disagree Button text color||Banner Button|
When accessing the Learn Mobile App, Learners may experience some common issues. We have provided possible causes and solutions for these issues as well as information on how to reach out to the Absorb Help Desk for additional assistance if needed.
Issue: Learner experiencing errors when attempting to sync their progress from the Learn Mobile App to the web LMS.
- Likely cause: Admin made changes to the Lessons or the Admin unenrolled the Learner from the Course while Learner was working on course content offline.
- Solution: Admins should contact Learners In Progress prior to making any changes that may disrupt their progress offline.
Issue: Learner receives the error message, Access Denied. Please contact your Administrator when logging into the LMS through the Learn Mobile App.
- Likely cause: The Absorb Learn Mobile App has not been enabled the Learn Mobile App.
- Solution: System Admin will need to enabled in Portal Settings > Info > Enable App Mobile.
Issue: Learner receives the error message, An unexpected error has occurred when logging into the LMS through the Learn Mobile App.
- Likely cause: The default Language for this Learner is not selected in their account.
- Solution: System Admin will need to select a Language in User Management > Details > Language.
Issue: Learner does not see any Courses in their mobile app Catalog.
- Likely cause: The Mobile App setting is not enabled in the setup of the Course or Curriculum.
- Solution: An Admin must select Catalog Visibility > Enable for Mobile App for each Course or Curriculum so it will appear in the Catalog.
If Learners continue to experience any issues after these solutions have been attempted, Admins can open a support ticket by going to https://support.absorblms.com and selecting Contact Us. Be sure to include the following information:
- Device and OS information (e.g. iPhone, iOS 12.3.1 or Samsung Galaxy S9+)
- Issue details (e.g. error message received)
- Steps taken to fix the error
- How to Enable the Optional SSO Setting for Absorb Learn Mobile App (for System Admins with SSO Configuration)
- How to Configure Courses for the Absorb Learn Mobile App (for all Admins)
- How do Learners Login to the Absorb Learn Mobile App? (for all Admins)
- How do Learners Review and Enroll in Online Courses and Curricula in the Absorb Learn Mobile App (for all Admins)
- How do Learners Download and Sync Offline Progress Using the Absorb Learn Mobile App? (for all Admins)