Professional Development and Training Courses Available Through Skillsoft

April 29, 2013 at 2:50 pm

USC Upstate has partnered with USC and Skillsoft to offer a wide array of e-learning programs, resources and training modules to USC Upstate employees. Skillsoft features more than 3,200 online courses, 1,200 on-demand videos, and more than 20,000 online business books, summaries and reports all available at no cost to our employees through the new licensing agreement. For university staff and faculty, there are many learning opportunities that will support your professional development and growth, including instruction on leadership issues for managers, frontline supervisors, human resource professionals, and office professionals. The courses are web-based; training, books and videos are available anytime, from any location, for Windows, Mac and some mobile-device users.

What types of courses are available?

Do you need to master tables and charts within Excel? Or perhaps you would like to learn how to edit photos within Photoshop? Maybe courses in professional effectiveness, delegation or communication would be useful? Skillsoft programs cover a wide variety of topics, including leadership and management; business skills; IT training and certification; environmental safety and health compliance; and
project management.

Explore the Skillport site via a limited access link to view a small sample of what is available. Go to and log-in with Username: Testuser, Password: usclearning, and Click on “Browse our Catalog.”

Search your area of interest and browse the variety of learning resources available for each topic.  You’ll get results in books, courses, instructor-led training, simulations, express guides, job aids and more. Several courses can be completed as a test user.

 For more information and to request a license

Click on SkillSoft to request a one-year renewable license and begin your skills upgrade at no cost to you or your department. For further interaction with the site, stop by our Training Office, Admin 326 E on Friday, May 3 any time from 9 – 12 or 1 – 5. Questions?  Call Lisa Caggiano, Training Coordinator, at 503-5886 or email