Using importance level, you can prioritize some Concepts over others by putting them in the fast lane. 

For example, imagine that your store recently had a major shoplifting incident. In response, you want the system to prioritize the Theft Prevention Concept.

Importance can range from 1 (high importance) to 100 (low importance). Think of this is like placement in a race; the best—or in this case, most important—comes in 1st.

OttoLearn considers the importance level of a Concept when determining what information to present to learners. Specifically, the system will try to get more important items mastered sooner, and keep them mastered, compared to items that are less important. 

For example, all things being equal, if the Theft Prevention Concept has an importance level of 15 and the Greeting Customers Concept has an importance level of 65, the system will try to have learners master the Theft Prevention Concept first. 

By default, the importance level of each Concept is set to 50. We recommend leaving this setting unless you have a specific need to change the priority of a Concept.

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When to Edit the Importance Level

We recommend using importance level sparingly, to identify Concepts that contain critical information. You may also want to change the importance level of a Concept after updating it to correct a mistake, so learners see the updated information sooner.

ProTip: Use prerequisites instead of importance if you want a specific Concept to appear or be mastered prior to another Concept. Regardless of a Concept’s importance level, prerequisites will always be enforced.

Sample Scenario

Recently, there was an incident in James’ store where a customer slipped and fell on a wet floor. In response, he sets the importance level of the Wet Floors Concept to 10, to raise it’s priority.

James decides not to use prerequisites in this situation, because his Concepts don’t need to be explored or mastered in a specific order.