Skillsoft’s Skillport Review

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Skillport At A Glance

Good: The mobile learning app allows users to check progress and complete courses anytime, anywhere.
Bad: Customers have mentioned the interface is outdated and can be hard to navigate at times.
Bottom Line: Skillport is a cloud-based learning management platform that makes assigning or completing a training course simple.

Product Overview

Skillsoft offers training content and services in areas such as leadership skills, digital skills, IT certifications and compliance training. In this review, we’ll focus on Skillsoft’s content delivery platform, Skillport.

Skillport is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that streamlines training content delivery. The intuitive interface is agile enough to adapt to a user’s learning preferences, whether on mobile or desktop devices, and provide content for all types of learning styles. Skillport can support more than 25 spoken languages, and its localization capabilities can support up to 13 site languages.

The LMS can be used on its own or integrated with a company’s existing applications.


Skillport is a learning management portal for users to complete assigned training while exploring additional learning materials. The platform has access to Skillsoft’s catalog of more than 40,000 multimedia content items, including books, videos, courses, learning portals, articles and more.

As a cloud-based solution, Skillport can be accessed anytime, anywhere, so employees can learn at their own pace.

Here are some other key features Skillport offers:

Search & discovery  The Skillport platform offers seven learning administration features: quick links, recently viewed, see what’s new, view learning plan, browse the library, visit community and the to-do list. These options help employees navigate the course catalog and manage their learning materials and deadlines. Users can search through the catalog of materials based on topic, role, function and more.

Learning administration: Employees can launch and organize training courses and content assigned by the company, as well as the content they’ve assigned themselves to complete. A status indicator for each course allows users to easily see the progress of training.

Social learning & collaboration: The community page of the Skillport platform is a social and collaborative tool where users can view and make comments on specific learning materials, recommend content items and follow subject matter experts within their organization.

Learning app: Skillsoft’s learning app gives users access to training materials, wherever they are. The app is available for both Android and iOS devices, and it has all the features of the cloud-based platform.

Target Market

Skillport supports organizations in all types of industries, such as engineering, education, financial services, government, hospitality and more.

Here’s a list of 10 organizations using Skillsoft’s solution:

  • CGI
  • Crane Worldwide Logistics
  • Odawa Casino Resort
  • Security Service Federal Credit Union
  • Sprint
  • University of Florida
  • U.S. Army
  • Joy Global
  • CompTIA

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Skillport is a cloud-based learning management solution with a quick and simple implementation. It can be used as a stand-alone solution or integrated with your company’s current applications for maximized use.

Customer Service & Support

Skillsoft has created self-help materials for customers to review when they’re having solution issues.

Customer service representatives are available via phone or email to answer questions and resolve issues.


Skillsoft doesn’t publicly release its pricing information. Please contact them directly for a price quote.


Some customers have mentioned Skillport’s interface is outdated, making the solution difficult to navigate at times.


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Skillsoft is a leader in the eLearning industry. It’s an award-winning learning management solution for all types of companies, from small businesses to enterprises, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Some of the awards for Skillsoft and SumTotal, a Skillsoft Company, include:

  • 2016 Top 20 Content Development Companies Award
  • IDC MarketScape – Integrated Talent Management: Social Technology Award
  • Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards for Talent Management
  • Visionary on Gartner’s Talent Management Magic Quadrant

Skillsoft was founded in 1998 with world headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and corporate US headquarters in Nashua, NH.

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