e-Learning with SkillPort®

What is SkillPort®?

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As part of Clemson’s commitment to the continuing professional development of faculty, staff and students, CRLT has partnered with SkillSoft Corporation and implemented SkillPort®, a Learning Management System with in-depth courseware and on-line Books called Books24x7®.

Advantages of eLearning through SkillPort®:

  • self-paced
  • convenient
  • 24/7 access
  • use any computer with an Internet connection
  • free to the Clemson University community with a valid Clemson username and password

A diverse library of content can be accessed through SkillPort®. These courses cover a wide variety of subject matter to meet the various training needs of Clemson employees and students. These courses and associated components can be used as reference tools to help answer day-to-day, on the job questions or as part of personal development.

Don't forget SkillPort also prepares your for Certification Exams and helps you to maintain CEU's or PDU's for your professional certification.

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Is there a cost associated with SkillPort®?

SkillPort® is available for free to all faculty, staff and current enrolled students of Clemson University.

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How do I access Books24x7®?

Books24x7® provides on-demand access to business, technical and engineering resources, and contains thousands of digitized "best-in class" books, book summaries, research reports and best practices. The Books24x7® On Demand Platform offers several features enabling users to search, browse, read, add bookmarks and notes, create folders and collaborate with other users of these libraries.

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How do I access SkillPort®?

To begin using SkillPort® open the following URL in your web browser:  http://www.clemson.edu/elearning.  After you have logged into the Clemson Authentication Server using your CU Username and Novell password, click the Login to SkillPort button. Once you are in SkillPort®, you can view a list of the course offerings by clicking the Course Catalog link on the left side of the page.

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Important Technical Note:

SkillPort® uses the Adobe Flash Player, which is currently unavailable on 64-bit operating systems (most frequently Windows 7). See the related Adobe Tech Note for more details.

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Can I download SkillPort® courses? 

SkillPort® courses are currently only available online.

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How do I use SkillPort®?

SkillPort® has created several resources to assist you in using SkillPort®. We have linked the resources that we believe will help you in navigating and using SkillPort®.

  • SkillPort® Quick Start Guide (.DOC) (.PDF)
  • Ask my Mentor (.HTM)
  • Search Tips (.HTM)
  • SkillPort® User Guide (.HTM)
  • SkillPort® Live Help (.HTM)
  • Keyword Search for Solutions (.HTM)
  • Contacting SkillPort® (.HTM)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Review the SkillPort® Customer Care Frequently Asked Questions to assist you in finding answers to some of your most frequently asked questions. Select "SkillPort-Online Courses" from the Topic drop-down list.

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Do we offer Instructor-Led training for SkillPort®?

Yes. Please email ITHELP@clemson.edu to request a training opportunity on using SkillPort®. Also, please view our training calendar to register for any other available classes.

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System Requirements

Review a list of the SkillPort® System Requirements to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements or perform the SkillPort® Browser Capabilities Check.

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Additional Resources

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SkillPort is a registered trademark of the SkillSoft Corporation