Subject Structure (Subject, Topics, Steps)

Learn How Trainual Subjects are Structured With Topics and Steps

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Written by Rachel Astori
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Content in Trainual is organized into subjects, topics, and steps. Here, we will go over the difference between subjects, topics, and steps and give you tips on how to structure your content using each organizational level.

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A subject is a group of processes or procedures that apply to either the whole company (i.e. Employee Handbook) or a specific department or role (i.e. HR or HR Manager).

For example:

  • Reception Area Procedures

  • HR Policies


A topic is a specific process or procedure that falls under a broader group of processes or procedures.

For example:

  • In the subject Reception Area Procedures:

    • Greeting Customers

    • Answering Phones

  • In the subject HR Policies

    • PTO Policy

    • Remote Work Policy


A step is all of the individual actions that must take place to follow a specific process or procedure.

For example:

  • In the subject Reception Area Procedures > Topic Greeting Customers

    • Complete Intake Form

    • Add to Email List

  • In the subject HR Policies > Topic PTO Policy

    • Submit PTO Request

    • Confirm with Manager

Example #1

Example #2

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