Skillport Business Skills - Now Available

Skillport 8.0 Now Available!

If you are having technical difficulties with Skillport, please contact the IT Service Desk at or 814-865-4357 or contact Skillsoft Customer Support.

Any questions about the content can be directed to Workplace Learning & Performance at or 814-865-8216.

Workplace Learning & Performance (WLP) has partnered with SkillSoft to provide 24/7, online, self-paced learning to Penn State employees. SkillPort is the name of the Learning Management System (LMS) that SkillSoft uses to host the online training. Users must visit to access the online training.

This Guide to Accessing Skillport can be used to assist employees in getting started with the SkillPort system. After you have completed the training, here is the guide to print your certificate.

Accessing and Using SkillPort

All Penn State employees now have access to the entire library of Business Skills Courseware from Skillsoft. This professional development opportunity allows employees 24/7 online, self-paced training that helps employees to achieve their unit and personal professional development strategic priorities. Simply visit Skillport and log in using your Penn State Access Account (WebAccess) credentials. From there, select Business Skills Course List to see the available training options.

Available topics include: Business Grammar, Listening, Presentation Skills, Business Etiquette, Planning and Prioritizing, Peer Relationships, Decisiveness, Fundamentals of Working with Difficult People, and Critical Thinking.  Benefits of completing these Business Skills courses include:

  • Brush up on skills or LEARN NEW SKILLS
  • Complete continuous learning for your CAREER DEVELOPMENT
  • Find resources for your PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT PLANS
  • Discover solutions to meet your DAY TO DAY WORK NEEDS
  • Grow your skills with 24/7 self-paced online training

The Reporting Child Abuse training has been specifically designed for Penn State employees and Authorized Adults to ensure they understand policies/laws, their responsibilities around reporting, and reporting protocol. The online training program, Reporting Child Abuse, is available to all Penn State employees at

Under policy AD72, all Penn State employees are required to complete the training each calendar year.  It is important, once the training has been completed, that employees retain a copy of the Certificate of Completion.  Employees classified as an Authorized Adult under policy AD39 must complete the training prior to working with minors, as well as complete a background check.  Employees who are not classified as Authorized Adults can take the training any time throughout the calendar year (2013) and must recertify each year.

For additional information, visit the FAQ page. For problems accessing the training, employees should contact their local IT support office or the ITS Service help desk at or (814)865-HELP (4357).