Skillsoft is an internationally awarded and recognized leader for providing online courseware, videos and other learning objects (“assets”) to enhance your professional and IT skills. SkillPort is available 24/7 via your Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) Firefox and Chrome browsers.
What Do I Need to Get Started?
In addition to having an active account (request from UNIT's Help Desk), you must do a few things to get our computer ready to use Skillsoft.
1. Sound: You need to have headphones or speakers plugged in to use Skillsoft to its fullest potential. These can be purchased at any computer store.
2. Flash: Skillsoft uses the Flash application to deliver its courses, so you will need to ensure that you have a recent version. Skillsoft will prompt you if you need to download anything.
For faculty and staff unable to attend a UNIT Workshop, e-learning using Skillsoft is a great way to learn how to use many software programs or prepare for an exam.
A series of short, self-paced, interactive lessons and videos allow you to move at your own pace whenever you are available.
All that you need to use this service is:
Login to Skillsoft if you already have an account.
Contact the UNIT Helpdesk to request that an account be created for you. Use the code SETS. Within 48 hours, your account will be created and your login information will be emailed to your Villanova address.
After you receive an account, you may want to take a 45 minute workshop on How to Use Skillsoft.
Learning Programs can be found in the Villanova Learning Programs folder. They contain course content, job aids and videos on a particular topic, such as Windows 8. Click the icon to "enroll" and then begin the course from your My Plan tab.
UNIT provides several certified trainers or subject matter experts (SMEs) to deliver the training content to you. UNIT's Instructional Technologies Department provides additional classroom technologies training.