An expansive learning platform with large scale multi-channel content
January 29, 2020

An expansive learning platform with large scale multi-channel content

Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Skillport

Skillport is one of the continuing education platforms our organization has invested in for admin employees. While taking courses is not mandatory, our company offers the platform for departmental and team discretion. My workgroup has set yearly goals during strategy deployment for each member in the areas of growth determined by the team. Additionally, I have used Skillport to research audio, video, or text-based courses on my own in order to learn about a variety of topics relating to my personal and professional work.
  • Skillport offers a rather extensive range of topics for both personal and professional growth.
  • Skillport lessons are multi-channel and cater to a variety of learning styles.
  • Skillport's user interface is relatively dated compared to many of its competitors.
  • While the content library is large, much of the content appears to have come from at least 5-10 years ago.
  • Access to quality educational content for employees to take advantage of and invest back into their work.
  • Technology training at scale - Users can access courses at any time apart from dedicated training sessions.
Skillsoft offers one of the more comprehensive learning platforms among its competitors. While the platform does appear dated at times with regard to the user interface, it does a really good job of offering a wide assortment of learning tools and features for interested individuals. I utilize Skillport primarily because of the paid access from my company and the wide variety of media content available based on my need and access at the time.
As one of the larger learning platforms in the market, Skillport receives additional content fairly regularly. This is something that is definitely necessary within the continuing education community. However, much like educational textbooks, changes do happen in the world that requires content to be updated and revised. This is where I believe Skillport has the most opportunity for growth. A best-in-class continuing education solution needs to remain up to date with the modern workforce in order to continually push boundaries and engaging users. Overall, I think Skillport does a great job of providing a platform for others to learn and succeed.

Do you think Skillport delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Skillport's feature set?

Yes

Did Skillport live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Skillport go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Skillport again?

Yes

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The platform does a good job of offering a content offering fit for the needs of the business. My organization can select the learning courses that are offered in order to fit with the people and technologies we serve. The courses are structured well enough for users to pick up where they left off and in a way that enables them to listen or engage while performing work. The content itself allows individuals to learn technologies and concepts important to the professional world. I would say Skillsoft is best suited for individuals to choose their own learning path and to engage with the content that is suited for them. I would say it is less likely that users would actively engage with content if it was mandatory. Therefore, I would recommend managers put a lot of thought into the strategy they have for Skillsoft.

Skillport Feature Ratings

Course authoring
7
Course catalog or library
8
Player/Portal
7
Learning content
7
Mobile friendly
8
Progress tracking & certifications
7
Assignments
7
Compliance management
7
Learning administration
7
Learning reporting & analytics
5
Social learning
5