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Are you interested in enhancing your job skills? Are there insufficient time and resources for the training you desire? If the answer is "Yes", we have a solution for you! The Human Resources Department (HR), in partnership with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT), offers a training and development tool which allows faculty and staff an opportunity to enhance their professional and personal skills. SkillSoft e-Learning provides a wide variety of on-line courses that will assist in:

  • building the competencies needed for top performance in your current position
  • developing your potential as you prepare for advanced assignments and promotions; and
  • learning skills that will help you develop your personal interests.

Taking the Time for Learning SkillSoft e-Learning is designed to make learning easier and more convenient for you. With SkillSoft, you train at your own pace and create a personal training plan and schedule for completion of courses. SkillSoft courses are available on-line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed from any computer with internet access. There are courses, SkillBriefs, Job Aids, Simulations, Videos, Interactive Case Studies, and Blended Learning Resources.

Training Tailored to Your Needs Through audio/visual instruction and live simulation scenarios, the SkillSoft training program offers preparation/testing tracks for industry certification in the areas of HR, finance, IT, and many others.

You can brush up on the basics of Microsoft Office applications, enhance your customer service skills, or increase your knowledge in other areas such as leadership and supervisory skills, interviewing techniques, interpersonal skills, accounting, project planning, marketing, and many IT-specific courses.

Most courses offer testing and certificates upon completion, which can be used for professional and personal needs.

New Users - Before getting started: Use the links in the left panel of this screen to learn more about Skillsoft, including how to navigate, workstation requirements, handy tips, and more.

New UMBC faculty and staff are given an account within 2 months; earlier by request. Graduate Assistants can get an account by request.

Once logged in, search by course number, keyword or topic. You can set up a series of courses you would like to take in your "plan". Questions about course(s) you should take, should be directed to your supervisor.

Course lists: For your convenience, below are links to explore the SkillSoft catalog without having to log into SkillPort, a list of courses that have Blended Learning Resources, and a list of available certification preparation tracks by vendor, program and exam.

NOTE: If searching for courseware using the SkillSoft Catalog link below, please note that our access is limited to the IT, Business, and Desktop catalogs.

To log in use your FULL email address for both username AND password, as shown:

Username: johnsmith@umbc.edu

Password: johnsmith@umbc.edu

If you choose, you can change your password within SkillPort.

Note: Please choose either Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Safari as your internet browser to run SkillSoft courseware.

Problems logging in? Forgot your user ID or password? Send an email to hrtraining@umbc.edu or contact the Training & Organization Development department at 410-455-6262.

Technical difficulty with using SkillPort? Call toll-free: 866-SKIL-HELP (866-754-5435) or e-mail support@skillsoft.com

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Office of Information Technology • Main Office: ECS 125 • Phone: 410-455-3838 • Email: oit@umbc.edu