Introducing Waves Workflow Templates

13 August 2021 by Matt Watts

Waves is our learning automation tool that lets you create campaigns to maximize learning impact by giving you control over your learning experiences delivery. You can find out more about it here


Waves is like Ready Steady Cook. You’re given a load of ingredients and your challenge is to combine them into the tastiest dish. The ingredients are workflow items, the audience are your learners, and Ainsley Harriott is… not part of this metaphor. The Ready Steady Cook approach results in some really inventive, original, and interesting creations. 

But you wouldn’t want to cook like that every day, would you? Sometimes it’s nice to have some tried and tested recipes written by reputable chefs. It saves time and often results in a better product. Well, that’s what the new Waves workflow templates provide.


What is a workflow template in Waves?

It’s a workflow that we’ve already built, that you can quickly customise for your own use. You could set up a three month spaced practice campaign in a matter of five minutes by using the new template wizard. You can find out more by visiting the Learning Pool Academy.  


Retaining flexibility

The wizard is simple and easy to use, yet doesn’t sacrifice the complexity that makes Waves so flexible. Once you’ve created your new workflow, you can edit every single part of it, just like any other workflow. 


Waves in action

Waves has an intuitive interface, so you can quickly create learning campaigns. Templates make setting this process up even easier. Some of the things you can do with Waves include:

Creating learning pathways – Waves can handle a huge variety of campaigns from the very simple, perhaps a weekly blog or reminder, to full certification programs that last for a year or more.

Learners set goals – Self-directed learning is key with modern learners. Engage them further by using Waves to help them set their own goals and then prompt them to evaluate progress.

Use nudges – Prompt learners to engage or re-engage with a piece of learning and practice what they have previously learnt, whether online or in the real world.

Schedule spaced practice – Learners forget much of what they have learnt unless they use it. Waves lets you create spaced practice activities.


Want to see Waves in action? Here’s one I made earlier! Check out my cooking show, where I combine the ingredients of  Stream, Learning Locker, and Waves to roll out some mandatory training here at Leaning Pool.

Matt Watts
Academy Manager

Matt started his L&D career as a learning designer. Since then he’s been involved in a variety of projects that combine an interest in tinkering with new technology with learning design and writing skills. Most notably, he provided the personality and linguistic logic behind our chatbot, Flo.

He now manages the Learning Pool Academy, creating resources about our products, replying to comments, creating new courses, and looking after our internal training.

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