Our area is responsible for training on:
- New technologies
- Web development
- Desktop applications
- Employment issues
- Management skills
SkillSoft provides a vehicle to build skills and knowledge, and enhance strengths gained from experience or education. Faculty, staff and administrators have access to a library of approximately 1500 courses, which can be taken via the Internet from any computer, at any location with Internet access, any time of day or night. There are three primary curricula for selection:
- Business Skills Curriculum include topics such as management and leadership, written and verbal communication skills for personal and professional effectiveness, and customer service skills;
- Desktop Curriculum offers courses on Microsoft Office applications, internet browsers, and Adobe programs;
- IT professionals can select from Oracle database courses and project management skills. SkillSoft courses are easy to navigate and the learner is actively engaged through audio, case studies, animation and the ability to print handouts for reference. Pre- and post-tests provide an opportunity to demonstrate proficiency.
Learners can print certificates of completion on courses in which they have earned an 80 or higher.
All Oakland University faculty and staff are eligible for this training tool.
New users: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get your SkillSoft account.
Returning users: Sign into SkillSoft.
SkillCheck/SkillSoft Comparison Chart (For Microsoft Office 2007)