Logging in to the system (learner perspective)

Logging in to the system (learner perspective)

  1. Open your browser, and go to https://pma.metalformedu.org/login/index.php. The METALFORM EDU login page displays.

  2. Enter the username and password provided to you by your manager in the appropriate fields.
  3. Click Log In. You are logged into the system and taken to your learner dashboard, showing all courses, learning plans and programs in which you are enrolled. 

  4. From this page, you can do the following:
    1. View the courses you most recently accessed and easily access them.
    2. View the status for every course in which you are enrolled, including your progress, completion status, date enrolled, completion date and score.
    3. View any programs in which you are enrolled and your progress through them.
    4. View any learning plans that have been assigned to you by a supervisor and your progress through them.

Viewing Recently Accessed Courses

The Recently Accessed Courses block on the right side of the dashboard page enables you to easily access the last courses you were in.
  1. The most recently accessed course will display first. Clicking on the course name will take you to the course page.
  2. Click the arrow icons  to scroll through additional courses you have recently been in.

Note: If this block is not displaying, click the  icon in the top right to open the block drawer.

My Courses

The My Courses section is your course transcript, showing all courses in which you are enrolled, and the following information for each course.
  1. Progress (% complete)
  2. Completion status (not started, in progress, completed)
  3. The date in which you were enrolled in the course
  4. The date you completed the course
  5. Your score (grade)
In this section:
  1. Simply click on a course name to access that course. 
  2. If you are enrolled in a large number of courses and wish to narrow down this transcript to a specific set of courses (e.g. a specific category, dates in which you are enrolled), you can use the Search functionality to do so:
    1. Click Show more... below Search by at the top of the section.

      A number of filters display.

    2. From here, you can filter by: 
      1. Course Name
        Hint: Use a course prefix to find all courses with prefix (e.g. PMA-)
      2. Course Category (supports multi-select - i.e. multiple categories)
      3. Date Enrolled
      4. Date Completed
      5. Completion Status (any value, not started, incomplete, complete)
    3. Then click Search.

My Learning Plans

Learning plans are the most common way your supervisor will assign you training. A learning plan can consist of any combination of courses, programs or milestones. A typical learning plan might be the courses you are required to take when onboarding at a new company. The My Learning Plans section shows all learning plans that you have been assigned, including the:
  1. Plan name
  2. Due date
  3. Start date
  4. Completion date
  5. Status
Click on a learning plan name to view the details of that plan. The plan will display, with all To Do items in the Plan items section.

Click here to learn more about learning plans.

My Programs

Programs are a set of courses that have been designed as a mini-curriculum. Programs can be assigned to you through a learning plan or if your supervisor has created a specific company program (e.g. press shop operator onboarding), you may be directly enrolled in the program. On the dashboard, you can see the following for each program you have been assigned:
  1. Program Name
  2. Status
  3. Date enrolled
  4. Date you completed the program
  5. Progress (% complete)
Clicking on a program name will show you the courses the program comprises, the requirements with regards to taking each course (whether optional or mandatory), and your status in each. From here, you can click on a course name to access it.

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