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If you need help with Talkdesk Academy, browse our Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

What is Talkdesk Academy?

Talkdesk Academy is a great resource for anyone using Talkdesk - whether you're a new agent looking to quickly get up and running, or an experienced user wanting to recap how to use a feature.

Managers can use Talkdesk Academy to train agents, by tailoring training playlists based on the needs and abilities of their teams.

Agents can even complete courses from the comfort of their homes and the videos can also be downloaded to be viewed offline.

The courses are organized by Certification and consist of video lessons, followed by short quizzes that help to retain or recap the information. There is also a Certification Quiz at the end of each Certification Course.

Besides video courses, Talkdesk Academy offers soft skills courses as well, on the Apprentice Certification. They consist of PDF guides covering best practice tips to exceed in customer service.

 

How much does it cost?

All courses are free.

 

How do I get started? 

To get started, you first need to register as a student of Talkdesk Academy. This will only take a few minutes.

Simply click on Sign In | Sign Up at the top of the homepage:

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Fill out the form with your name and email and submit it.

You should enter your name as you wish it to appear on the certificates.

The remaining fields are not mandatory.

Once you sign up, you can start taking courses.

 

How does it work?

Currently, we offer the following Certifications: Agent, Supervisor, Admin, Advanced Admin.


The order of the courses is the recommended one, and is not mandatory. However, to register on the Certification Quiz you need to complete all courses that precede it.


Some courses, like Talkdesk Callbar, are present in more than one Certification. You only need to complete these courses once, as progress and completion information will be propagated to all Certifications.

Select a course and click on Begin Course:

 

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If you’re already logged in to the Academy, the registration is automatic. Otherwise, you just need to enter your credentials.

 

You will receive a badge by email when you complete all courses inside a Certification and pass the Certification Quiz.

Badges have a 1-year expiration date and can be downloaded and easily added to your LinkedIn profile.

Earning a badge demonstrates that you have the skills and experience to take full advantage of Talkdesk, thus contributing to an enhanced performance and, ultimately, to your individual and organization's success.

 

 

 

How do I find a course?

Click any course to read its description and see the list of lessons. You can also look for keywords using the search bar. Results will list lessons and courses matching your keywords in the title, description or topic.

 

How long does it take to complete a course?

The estimated duration of each course is specified on the course description and on the course card:

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How long do I have to finish it?

There is no time limit to complete the courses and the lessons can be taken at any time, so you can finish them whenever your schedule allows.

 

How can I get a certificate?

After completing all the lessons in a particular Certification, you will receive an email with the badge.  This badge can be downloaded and even added to your LinkedIn profile.

 

Can I do the courses on my phone or tablet?

Yes.

 

Can I watch videos offline?

Yes - You can download our videos lessons so you can watch them also when not connected to the internet on the device of your choice.  To do this, go to the video lesson you want to download, open the video sharing menu at the bottom right and select the Download option:

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I accidentally used my personal email when signing up. How do I change it to my work email?

Sign in with the current credentials to academy.talkdesk.com; then click on My Profile in the top-right corner:

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From here, you will be able to edit your email. Simply click the "pencil" icon.

You also need to set a new password.

When ready, click on Update, at the bottom of the page. Next, try logging in with the new email and password combination:

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There’s a topic I would like to learn about and I can’t seem to find it here. What should I do?

We’re constantly thinking of new topics and working on new courses and would love to hear your suggestions. Please send your suggestions and comments to academy@talkdesk.com

 

I am receiving too many notifications from Talkdesk Academy. How do I turn these off?

Sign in and click on My Profile in the top-right corner:

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Click on the checkbox under “Receive notifications” to disable/enable email notifications related to the course: 

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I am experiencing difficulties while using the features mentioned in the courses. What should I do?

Please contact Talkdesk’s Support Team: support@talkdesk.com

 

I am experiencing difficulties with the login in the Academy and/or while doing the courses. What should I do?

Please contact the Talkdesk Academy Team: academy@talkdesk.com

 

New Certifications: What has changed?

We have reorganized the courses and certifications, and created new certifications.

We now have 4 levels, instead of 3, and have combined the courses in a slightly different way, to offer you more flexibility and an improved learning experience.

 

New Certifications: I completed one of the previous certifications (Agents, Supervisors or Admins). What will happen?

 

Do not worry - your certificate remains valid until it reaches the expiration date that is mentioned on it.


Besides this, you can access all previous certificates and courses by going to My Profile

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Simply click on the course or "View badge", below "Registrations":

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