Custom attributes add another layer of personalisation and organisation to Bloom. They are straightforward to set up and can make it easier to identify and match people in your organisation with their Users in Bloom. By default Bloom allows you to differentiate sets of Users into groups, setting custom attributes allows you to even better identify Users by attributes like department, payroll number, or location for example.
Setting up custom attributes
- Click on Settings on the Bloom side menu and select the My Profile tab.
- At the bottom of this screen, you will find the Custom User attributes section. Click the ‘Add new custom attribute’ button and this should trigger the setup dialog.
- There are just 3 easy steps to setting up a custom User attribute, firstly select whether it’s a string (a word or phrase), a number or a boolean (true or false value). In this step you can also select the Field name.
- In the next step you can select a form label and the help text for when a User eventually chooses what they want to enter into that field. When the User sees this field in the custom attributes onboarding stage, this is what they will read.
- The final step allows you to choose a default value, and whether this can custom attribute be edited by Users or edited by them only when registering.
Tips and tricks
- Picking a good default value can make sense for a lot of custom attributes and can make the onboarding process even faster for learners. For example, if you have an attribute of ‘Location’ and the majority of your Users are from the United Kingdom then a good option to save some time would be ‘United Kingdom’.
- If you need some more information about setting up the onboarding process, have a quick read of our onboarding guide here