What is openSAP?

openSAP is SAP’s free knowledge platform. openSAP delivers a variety of learning formats: The main format is massive open online courses, with complementary learning via openSAP Podcasts and openSAP Microlearning.

Who can and who should register for openSAP?

You can access openSAP Podcasts and openSAP Microlearning without registering. However, if you’d like to access our massive open online courses, you do need to register and create an account.

Consents of children. This website and app is not directed to users of an age of below 16 years. If you are younger than 16, you may not register with and use this website and app.

There are no admission requirements. Anyone can register, irrespective of education level, grade average, nationality, or company affiliation. Our customized, interactive online courses are particularly suited for:

  • Professionals who wish to improve and deepen their practical IT know-how.
  • Those who want to acquire the latest IT knowledge to advance their careers.
  • College students and all others who are personally interested in IT topics. We also invite high school students to take part in our courses.

Please always review the course requirements and the target audience of each individual course.

I am a new learner. How can I register to openSAP using SAP Single Sign-On?

SAP Single Sign-On allows you to use the same login on all SAP learning platforms and SAP Community. You need an SAP user ID (also called SAP ID service account) to use SAP Single Sign-On.

If you don’t have an SAP ID service account yet, you first need to create one.

Follow these steps:

  • Go to open.sap.com, choose “Sign In / Register” and "Single Sign On".
  • When the SAP ID service page is displayed, choose "Register" and follow the instructions.

After your SAP ID service account has been created, you can follow the steps described in the section below (“If you already have an SAP user ID”).

If you already have an SAP user ID, just sign in to openSAP. With your first sign in, your openSAP account will be created and you’ll become a registered openSAP learner.

Follow these steps:

  • Go to open.sap.com, choose “Sign in / Register” and “Single Sign On”.
  • When the SAP ID service page is displayed, log on with your SAP user ID credentials (enter e-mail, ID, or login name, and password).
  • When the message “Welcome” is displayed, choose “Continue” and agree to the consents and the privacy statement.
  • Your openSAP account will be created and you’ll be taken to your openSAP dashboard.
  • To start learning, go to the “Courses” section and browse for courses that interest you.

Does learning with openSAP cost any money?

Registration, learning content, and the final exam are free of charge. However, openSAP courses that focus on software development may require that you access fee-based system environments.

How can I find courses and how do openSAP courses work?

If you are new to openSAP, watch this short video explaining how to find courses and how openSAP courses work.

What is the difference between the channels “Enterprise MOOCs” and “Thought Leaders”?

openSAP Enterprise MOOCs focus on key SAP innovations such as SAP HANA, SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP’s UX strategy and SAP Fiori. The openSAP thought leaders series focuses on digital innovation and transformation independent of SAP-specific topics. While openSAP Enterprise courses are sponsored and delivered by SAP internal teams, openSAP thought leader courses are delivered by non-SAP industry leaders in business and academia in addition to thought leaders from SAP.

How is an openSAP course structured?

Most openSAP courses consist of video units, self-tests, discussion forum, weekly assignments and a final exam. Content is released on a weekly basis and you can access the content at any time, from anywhere and on any device. The content is usually released at 09:00 UTC but this doesn't mean you need to log on at that time. openSAP works independent of where in the world you are located!

  • Video Units: You can access the material at any time throughout the week that suits you, and you can download the material for offline viewing.
  • Self-Tests: After each video unit, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge. The results of the self-test are not recorded and you can attempt the questions as often as you wish.
  • Discussion Forum: If you would like to discuss topics about the course or ask questions, you can visit the course discussion forum where you will meet peers and the subject matter experts. You can sort posts on the discussion forum based on Most Recent Activity, Latest Questions, and Best Voted Answers First or search for keywords.
  • Weekly Assignments: If you would like to earn a record of achievement for a course, you are required to submit your weekly assignment before each assignment deadline. These deadlines will be highlighted in our weekly e-mail.
  • Final Exam: Most openSAP courses end with a final exam. The final exam is based on the content delivered throughout the entire course and is worth 50% of the overall score to earn a record of achievement. You can find out more details in the Record of Achievement Guidelines.
    The thought leaders courses generally do not have a final exam.
  • Learning Progress: To earn a confirmation of participation, you will need to watch the videos and complete the self-tests. To ensure your learning progress is complete, please access each section of the horizontal navigational bar.
  • System Access: System access is offered in some Enterprise MOOC courses as an optional extra. However, whilst it enriches your learning experience, system access is not essential for you to successfully complete an openSAP course.

How is an openSAP “In a Nutshell” course structured?

An openSAP “In a Nutshell” course is an overview course with a total learning effort of 2-4 hours. This type of course is meant to help you familiarize yourself with brand new topics. You can access all the learning content at the very start of the course. The learning content comprises videos, self-tests, and a final exam. You can sit the final exam at any time throughout the duration of the course. It is the only thing required to obtain a record of achievement for the course. As with all other openSAP courses, you need to earn at least 50% of the maximum possible number of points to receive a record of achievement. Your results will be published once the course has closed.

What does starting from 9:00 UTC mean?

The online content will be released at 9:00 UTC but as a learner, you do not need to be online at that time. However we do recommend that you access the content early in the week as you will need to submit a weekly assignment before the deadline. All openSAP courses are delivered in the format of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This course format provides learners with a flexible learning environment and learners can access the content at any time of the week, on any day that suits the learner. You can check your time zone against UTC (Reykjavik) on www.timeanddate.com or http://www.thetimenow.com.

How much time do I need to invest per week? How much work is involved?

The amount of work involved depends on your previous knowledge and is estimated at 4–5 hours per week, on average. This involves working with the videos and the course material provided, checking your understanding of the curriculum with a self-test, as well as completing the weekly assignment and actively participating in the discussion forum.

What qualification do I earn after I complete a course?

Upon a successful completion of an openSAP course, you can download a record of achievement from openSAP. Successful participation means that you have earned at least 50% of the sum of the maximum possible points for the weekly assignments and the final exam. The final exam is weighted at 50%. The record of achievement will be issued in the name you used to register at openSAP. Once issued, you can access your record of achievement by clicking the profile icon at the upper right corner of the menu bar and selecting Documents. Please note, in openSAP thought leaders courses, there is no final exam. The final result is based on the weekly assignment.

We will be glad to issue a confirmation of participation in a course to those who have completed at least 50% of the course material. Where there are exceptions for specific courses, you will be notified at the start of the course. Further information can be found in the Record of Achievement Guidelines.

How can I contribute to the discussion forum?

While a course is running, you can visit the course forum to ask questions and discuss the course content with your peers and the course instructors. Please consult the discussion forum rules beforehand. These contain important guidelines and tips for posting threads.

How can I change or add a new e-mail address?

If you want to change your e-mail address (or add e-mail addresses), you can do this in your openSAP profile settings.
After logging in, navigate to your profile: https://open.sap.com/dashboard/profile
Below the e-mail field you will see "+Add a new e-mail address". Click it and enter your new e-mail there and click the checkmark.
You will receive an e-mail that you must confirm for the change to take effect.
These confirmation emails could end up in your junk/spam folder, so please check this folder as well.

Where can I maintain my notification settings?

To maintain your notification settings, navigate to your profile by clicking the profile icon at the right upper corner of the menu bar and select Settings. Here you can decide if you want to receive notifications from openSAP and wether you want to receive them via e-mail or in-app.

How can I un-enroll from a course?

After logging in, navigate to the respective course details page. There, you will find an Un-enroll button. Please note: If you un-enroll from a course, you will still remain a member of openSAP and will receive news about upcoming courses.

How can I delete my account?

Open your profile by clicking the Profile icon at the upper right corner of the menu bar and select profile. Then click Delete account to delete your account on openSAP irrevocably. Please note that deleting the account will also delete the Confirmation of Particpation, Record of Achievement, and Badge. Therefore please save locally before deleting the account.

Can I still register for a course at openSAP after the course has already started?

As a rule, course registration should take place before a course has begun – or at least in the first 2 weeks of the course. Starting a course late means it becomes increasingly difficult to earn the number of points necessary for a record of achievement. If you register for a course after it has finished, it is no longer possible to earn a record of achievement. However, you can still sign up for a course in self-paced mode at any time and access all the relevant learning materials to earn a confirmation of participation.

What does self-paced mode mean?

At the end of a course, the materials remain available in the self-paced area. The only difference is that you can no longer contribute to the discussion forum, participate in the weekly assignments and final exam, or earn a record of achievement. The system access could be disabled too. You can still earn a confirmation of participation.

I cannot complete the whole course because I am on vacation. Can I still earn a record of achievement?

Unfortunately, we cannot extend the deadlines for completing the weekly assignment or final exam. If you're unable to complete the weekly assignment within the course week, you will need to earn more points in the following weeks to reach the total number of points necessary for a record of achievement. For more information please read the Record of Achievement Guidelines.

I just want to get familiar with some parts of the course material, but not earn a record of achievement. Is this allowed?

You are welcome to participate in just those areas of the course that cover your own interests and requirements. There is no obligation to complete the weekly assignments and earn a record of achievement. However, we do welcome every active contribution to the discussion forum.

How does SAP Single Sign-On work on openSAP?

openSAP is soon switching to SAP Single Sign-On. This allows you to use the same login on all SAP learning platforms and SAP Community. The login changes, the rest stays the same. All openSAP courses remain free of charge.

In the future, you must use SAP Single Sign-On to learn on openSAP. Using SAP Single Sign-On requires a few set-up steps. Just follow the instructions below.

New to openSAP?

Already an openSAP learner but not using SAP Single Sign-On yet?

Already using openSAP with SAP Single Sign-On?

I am already learning with openSAP. How can I enable SAP Single Sign-On on openSAP for the first time?

SAP Single Sign-On allows you to use the same login on all SAP learning platforms and SAP Community. Soon you have to use SAP Single Sign-On to continue learning on openSAP.

Switching your login to SAP Single Sign-On requires an SAP user ID (also called SAP ID service account) and a few set-up steps.

If you already have an SAP user ID you just need to connect it to your existing openSAP account.

Follow these steps:

  • Go to open.sap.com, choose “Sign in / Register” and “Single Sign On”.
  • Log on with your SAP user ID credentials (enter e-mail, ID, or login name, and password).
  • When the message “Welcome” is displayed, choose “Log on (and link account)”.
  • You will be asked to enter the credentials of your existing openSAP account. This step is necessary to ensure that the correct account is linked and your learning history is kept. You only have to do this once. In future, you can log in to openSAP with your SAP user ID via Single Sign-On.

If you don’t have an SAP user ID yet, you first need to create one.

Follow these steps:

  • Go to open.sap.com, choose “Sign In / Register” and "Single Sign-On".
  • When the SAP ID service page is displayed, choose "Register" and follow the instructions.
  • After your SAP ID service account has been created, you can follow the steps described in the section above (“If you already have an SAP user ID, …”).

How can I switch the SAP Single Sign-On that I use on openSAP to another SAP user ID?

  • Go to your openSAP profile.
  • In the “Enterprise Login” section, choose “+ Single Sign-On”.
  • When the SAP ID service page is displayed, log on with the credentials of the SAP user ID that you want to connect.
  • A new Single Sign-On entry will appear in your openSAP profile, section “Enterprise Login”.
  • You can then delete the Single Sign-On entry that you no longer need. Just click on the “x” in the upper right corner of the SAP Single Sign-On entry.

I have problems registering or activating my openSAP account. Who can help me?

To report a problem with your registration, click the Helpdesk button on the right-hand side of your browser window and describe your problem.

What does it mean if something is flagged as beta on openSAP?

We are continually improving our platform with new functions to enhance your learning experience at openSAP. If a function is flagged as beta:

  • The function is new and might not yet be optimized for all browsers
  • We are working on improving the new function
  • We kindly ask for your patience during the beta phase

We depend on your feedback to further improve new functions, so please create a Helpdesk ticket to inform us about errors. In the ticket, please provide details including the browser and browser version you are using. As a workaround, please continue by trying another browser (such as Google Chrome or Firefox).

What are the technical prerequisites for the weekly assignments and final exam?

We strongly recommend that you always use the latest browser versions for Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and MS Edge. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer.
Our safety features (such as realtime recording) for the weekly assignments and final exams can’t be performed if you are using an old browser version.

In addition, we advise you to always keep “JavaScript” enabled in order to allow auto-submission and snapshots for quizzes. We recommend that you take a screenshot during your quiz submission to avoid issues in the unlikely event of a failed submission.

What is a peer assessment and how does it work?

Only some courses offer this feature. Peer assessment is a process where learners grade the assignments of their peers and give feedback. openSAP uses peer-grading for assignments that need human evaluation. Find out how it works here.

What is Etherpad?

Etherpad is a Web-based, collaborative editor that allows Collab Space members to edit a text document simultaneously and see each author’s edits in real time. With Etherpad, you can display each author's text in a separate color. It also allows you to import images and to chat with other authors while working on the document. You can use Etherpad to share notes or collaborate on a document. You can export the text as a PDF or share the Etherpad as a link with read or write permissions.

Can I use openSAP on a mobile device?

Yes, you can continue learning on any mobile device using a browser. openSAP adjusts to every screen size. In addition, you can download our free mobile app available for iOS & Android devices. With these apps you can download weekly learning content, including videos, to study offline.

I belong to a company with a valid SAP PartnerEdge contract. How can I view and enroll in openSAP courses that are restricted to SAP partners?

Please consult the SAP PartnerEdge courses page for information on how to view and enroll in SAP PartnerEdge courses.

This page was last changed at Tue, 15 Nov 2022 17:34:20 +0000.