Pros and cons for renaming of a Microsoft Learning Pathway site

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Hi friends, 

What are the pros and cons to rebrand/aka rename a Microsoft Learning Pathway site? 

Is it something you would do, or is it best to create a separate SharePoint Online Communication site, naming it the name you want to use it for, and then link to the Microsoft Learning Pathway site from this new site? I want to recommend the latter, and would just like to hear from you folks if it is a good idea or if it doesn't really matter? 

Thanks! :) 

 

 

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I usually deploy the base learning pathways template and customize it to meet my clients specific need/goals.
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Thanks for your feedback @David_Swenson, that's what I do too. ;) 

And it is a great tool to gather the different Microsoft guides as well as the customer's own guides. However, a company might need more than just one portal; one - the Microsoft Learning Pathway, for all guides related to collaboration, and then perhaps another SharePoint Online Communication site for guidelines, internal guides for other things, etc. which again can be linked to the Microsoft Learning Pathway? Or, Microsoft Learning Pathway could be used for everything learning related?

 

And, if so, is it a good idea to change the name of the site, to for example "Company Learning Portal" instead of Microsoft Learning Pathway? Could there be any consequence for the site url/links if the name is changed, are here anyone who have done so? 

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You should not try to rename the URL for the core site after installation.  There is really no need to have multiple sites.  Instead build pages around a specific topic that you can pin different places or route people to.  The flexibility of the site allows you to meet all those needs.  Definitely do not make different portals for training on different topics. That will be a management difficulty later.  Also its good to remember you can pin a specific playlist inside a new SharePoint page.  Then you can have the customer's content, text and the relevant playlist for that topic all in one place.  #BestPractice  @Merethe Stave