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Oct 27

[ARCHIVED] Update: Skillsoft courses for Kansas Librarians

The original item was published from October 27, 2016 2:59 PM to October 27, 2016 3:21 PM

Changes have been made to Skillport, our learning management system with access to over 400 online self-paced courses and over 8,000 short instructional videos; topics range from using Microsoft Office to leadership essentials to creating budgets:

As part of the process of keeping the Skillsoft catalog up to date in both content and technology, 13 courses that were out of date and no longer supported by Skillsoft have been retired. These were the last courses that required the user to have Java installed, which is a technology that all the major browsers are moving away from.

11 of the 13 courses have direct replacements. Two of the technical skills courses, which have had no registrations, have been removed to make room for three new courses on topics more likely to be of interest to library staff. In the table below, the course titles in the ‘added’ list are hyperlinked to their description page on the main Skillsoft site.

Two document templates you can use to promote use of these courses have been provided to us as well. Look for links to Getting Started with Skillsoft and Skillsoft Promotional Language on the page linked above.

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Retired Courses

Added Courses

Networking Security Fundamentals

Microsoft Security Fundamentals: Network Security

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Emotional Intelligence: Applying EI at Work

Creating and Analyzing an Operating Budget

Planning and Preparing an Operating Budget

What to Consider When Hiring

Essentials of Interviewing and Hiring: Conducting an Effective Interview

The Power of the Learning Organization

Establishing the Conditions for a Learning Culture

Taking on a Management Role

First Time Manager: Understanding a Manager's Role

Becoming a Manager: Leading and Communicating

The Voice of Leadership: Effective Leadership Communication Strategies

Addressing Problem Performance

First Steps for Turning Around a Performance Problem

Facilitating Difficult Situations

Challenges of Facilitating

A Essentials 2009: Troubleshooting Computers and Printers

CompTIA A 220-902: A Practical Approach to Troubleshooting

CompTIA Network 2009: Wireless Networks

Networking Fundamentals: Configuring Wired and Wireless Networks and Firewalls

A Essentials 2009: Computer Hardware Components

No replacement

A Essentials 2009: Configuring Displays, Peripherals, Laptops, and Printers

No replacement


Fundamentals of Organizational Learning


Pursuing Successful Lifelong Learning


Public Speaking Strategies: Confident Public Speaking