Creating a project

A step by step guide to create a project as an employer.

Updated over a week ago

Projects are created by employers seeking to collaborate with learners on real problems or areas of opportunity for their company. Once a project is created and published, it can then be matched with experiences which are educator facilitated opportunities looking to match with specific types of projects. Once a match has been made, learners are brought into the experience to complete your project.

  • Address challenges and opportunities within your company

  • Access a diverse pool of learners specializing in various areas


Project creation

Projects can be created from scratch, using AI, or from a template. Project are comprised of several key pieces of information including:

  • Details - your projects name, description, goals you want to achieve and tasks learners will need to complete to achieve the objectives.

  • Tags & meta data - categories your projects is in, skills learners will need or develop while completing it, and more.

  • Learners & experiences - the types of learners and experiences you think will be best suited to completing your project including where they are located, whether the project should be apart of their academic credit or an external paid opportunity, what sort of support you can offer, and more.

AI project creation

Employers can easily draft projects using AI. If "Generate with AI" is chosen during the project creation process, you simply need to write a one sentence project goal. Below are some examples:

  • Build a competitive landscape for my company and provide an analysis of the competitors.

  • Create a social media campaign strategy for my company.

  • Create a market expansion report for our company and products.

  • Conduct user testing on our company's new product and provide an analysis on the results.

  • Review and audit our privacy policy against industry standards and best practices

Upon submission, our AI will translate the one sentence goal into a full project description for you a project. This process considers your goal, information about your company, and best practices for projects for learners.

Project templates

Project templates are supplied to help employers create high-quality projects and can be used as the basis for a new project with a single click.

See our full project template library now.

Project review

After publishing a project, your project will be analyzed automatically against best practice criteria which are:

  • Relevance and real-world application - how practical the project is and if it provides learners with skills relevant to the workplace.

  • Clarity of description - the clarity of the project's objective and expected tasks.

  • Mentorship and support - the level of support offered to learners.

These criteria are combined to also provide a total score.

Use this review to help improve your project in any way needed and to make sure it aligns with best practices for projects with learners.

The content of the review is private only to you.

How To

Create a project from scratch

To create a project from scratch:

  1. Click "Projects" in the "My Content" group in the main navigation.

  2. Click the "Create Project" button.

  3. Select the "Create project from scratch" option.

  4. Next, you will be directed through a step-by-step process where you will fill in all the relevant details and publish your project.

If you want to save a draft and come back to it later, click 'Save and continue' before exiting. This action will preserve your progress, allowing you to pick up where you left off when you return.

Create a project using AI

To create a project using AI:

  1. Click "Projects" in the "My Content" group in the main navigation.

  2. Click the "Create Project" button.

  3. Select the "Generate with AI" option.

  4. Enter the project goal.

  5. Review the generated project. You can choose to use the provided project or retry using a different prompt.

  6. Once you're satisfied with the generated project, proceed through the next steps to customize the project details to match your company's needs.

  7. Review & publish your project.

Create a project using a template

To create a project using template:

  1. Click "Projects" in the "My Content" group in the main navigation.

  2. Click the "Create Project" button.

  3. Click the "Select template" option.

  4. You will be directed to the project template library where you can choose from existing templates based on your project goals or create a new template:

  5. Click on the "Use template" button on an existing template to use it. You will be redirected back to the project wizard where you can edit and add information to the template content.

View your projects

To view your existing projects:

  1. Click the "Projects" tab in the "My Content" group in the main navigation.

  2. Click on the project to view its details.

Duplicate a project

You can re-use an existing project to match with additional experiences.

To duplicate a project:

  1. Navigate to the project

  2. Click on the "Duplicate" icon in the top right.

  3. Continue through the next steps to customize and update the project details to match your new project scope.

Only the project content will be duplicated; matches or teams associated with your current project will not be transferred to the duplicated project.

Edit a project

To edit a project:

  1. Navigate to the project

  2. Click on the "Edit" icon in the top right.

  3. Make any modifications as desired.

Delete a project

To delete a project:

  1. Navigate to the project

  2. Click on the "Settings" tab.

  3. Go to the "Project" tab under the "General" section.

  4. Click the red "Delete project" button.

You cannot delete a project if you have already been matched with at least one experience.

Best practices

  • The project scope should be clearly written and identify a specific problem to be solved. Aim to narrow down the task as much as possible; for example, use "social media strategy" instead of "marketing strategy."

  • Be flexible to smoothly integrate into the educator’s experience. Educators may request adjustments to certain aspects of your project, such as deliverables and deadlines, to better align with their syllabus.

  • The educator will assess if a project meets the learning outcomes for their experience. Projects that offer learners the opportunity to learn and gain exposure to various areas of a business will be more appealing.

  • Be willing to make adjustments based on education level. Learners will be completing varying degrees (e.g., bachelor's, master's, or continuing education degrees). The work should be appropriate for their respective level of education.

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