Docebo for Zendesk

Discover how to integrate your Docebo LMS with Zendesk

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October 30th, 2018

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By integrating your Docebo with Zendesk, you can use a support ticketing system and the built-in Knowledge Base capability in Zendesk directly in your LMS. When this integration is enabled in your Docebo platform, both users and Superadmins will find a new pop up within the LMS that provides quick access to Zendesk embeddable components, including a contact form, live chat, and the Knowledge Base search functionality.

This integration is available for Docebo Enterprise plan and Growth plan clients.

Activating and Configuring the Zendesk App in Docebo

To activate the app, log into your Docebo platform as the Superadmin, access the Admin Menu from the gear icon in the top right corner, then select the Add New Apps button from the Admin Menu. On the Apps & Features page, select the Third Party Integrations tab from the tab menu. Find the app in the list, then select the Activate App button in the app’s row. Read the information in the pop up box, then select Install Now.

Now, the app is active in your LMS, and you can begin the configuration. Access the Admin Menu, find the Zendesk section and select the Settings subitem. On the Settings page, flag the option to enable the app and insert the JS code provided by Zendesk into the corresponding text box.

zendesk configure

Additionally, you can flag the option to show the Zendesk Help button to non-authenticated users. By flagging this option, users can use the Zendesk components on their login page in case they are having any issues accessing the platform. When finished, press Save Changes.

How to Get the JS Code

In order to get your JS code for this integration, log into your Zendesk Administrator account, then select the Web Widget button from the home page.

zendesk web widget

Now, press the Set Up button and select your preferences. You can include the contact form, the chat function, and/or the help center in the widget. You can configure your widget later, if desired, by pressing the gears icon in your menu sidebar, then pressing the Widget item. Once finished, you can get your JS code. When you press the Do It Yourself option, you’ll find the JS code that you need to insert into the Settings page for the Zendesk app in your LMS.

zendesk setupOnce you’ve copied and pasted the JS code into your Docebo platform, and pressed Save Changes, you can view the final outcome of the integration. In your platform, you will see the Help button in the bottom right corner of your page. Users, Power users, and Superadmins can access the help popup section to get in touch with the Help Desk, according to the tools enabled in the widget settings within Zendesk.

zendesk write message

Any subsequent message will be received through the Zendesk ticket system, then processed by your Help desk specialist.