Thumbnails for SharePoint content on Viva Learning

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Good evening,

 

I didn't see anything about this mentioned in the Microsoft Ignite videos, the blog, or in the official documentation for Viva Learning. When using custom content hosted and indexed from SharePoint, is it possible to display a thumbnail for each of the learning items? We have only uploaded and indexed some PDF's so far, so I haven't had to test how DOCX, PPT, videos, etc display. 

 

I saw that when viewing files on SharePoint, you can add a picture column and title it Thumbnail, and it will display a photo of the first page of the item's content on the list view, so I know SharePoint technically has the capability.

 

Being able to specify a custom thumbnail for custom content would be ideal, but even just using the auto-generated one from the first page of the document would be an improvement. I imagine there must be some system in place, otherwise none of the official content would have imagery. 

 

And somewhat related, the author/uploaded on the PDF content I've uploaded shows my email address. Is it possible to change the author name that's shown to my actual name or something else (like our org's name)? 

Thanks!

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Same issue here. Doesn't look so inviting. Would like to highlight the custom content in the header as well. But that might me a Learning premium license issue.
I feel like it should be easy enough for Viva Learning to take the thumbnail that SharePoint gets for PowerPoints, Videos, and Documents, and use that. If not, perhaps we could at least have a column for setting a thumbnail url?

@DannyPost What type of SharePoint Site to use a learning repository for Viva Learning?