Skillsoft

Cloud-based learning management and training software

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Skillsoft Overview

What is Skillsoft?

Skillsoft is a cloud-based learning management software that provides businesses with scenario-based courses, videos, online books, and other resources to train employees. The application includes learning courses and training programs on various subjects including leadership development, business skills, digital transformation, and compliance.

Learners can utilize Percipio, an integrated learning experience platform to create a personalized homepage, receive assignments, and add training content to playlists. Features of Skillsoft are actionable insights, alerts, course recommendations, SCORM compliance, performance management, collaboration, and more. Skillsoft allows trainees to obtain online certificates and badges on course completion and share them across social networking websites. Administrators can use the platform to display featured content on homepage banners in order to promote courses.

The Skillsoft compliance course library provides legal, ethics, and workplace safety training programs, which helps organizations mitigate risks and meet regulatory requirements. It also offers Skillsoft eLearning course catalog, which enables learners to obtain a course overview with additional information including lesson objectives, target audience, prerequisites, expected duration, and more.

Skillsoft Overview

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Pricing options

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Value for money

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Skillsoft Features

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Business size
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Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

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Skillsoft users and groups
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Skillsoft Reviews

Skillsoft Reviews

Overall rating
4,1
/
5
Excellent
25

Very good
13

Average
9

Poor
4

Terrible
0

Value for Money
3,7
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4,1
75% recommended this app
Carlos H.

Great Product for Extra Trainings

It has solved the issue of having all employees having access to extra training so that they can improve their skills or build new skills. It is also cost efficient since it is not possible to send every employee to outside training's. It also has allowed my employees feel that I am here for them and wanting them to succeed which I do.


Billie O.

Skillsoft-Percipio

Compliance Training is so easy with this Percipio. All new hires that are set up automatically get the required compliance training that is crucial in this day and age.


Vasantha raghavan N.

Skillsoft LMS for your learning needs

It was good with best-in-class case study content making learning much reinforced.
Avenue to improve your soft skills to all-new levels.


Verified Reviewer

Legacy LMS that was really a Content Portal turned LMS

If you have purchased the Skillsoft catalog, and you are getting SkillPort as an addon for no additional cost, then it is fine to use and perhaps less problematic than asking Skillsoft to make their catalog available to another LMS.

Otherwise, avoid. There are many other LMS and learning portal options that are better. Many of them for free.


Verified Reviewer

One of the best self-paced learning platforms I've used. Great for quick sessions or...

This software helped prepare me for some essential business certifications that helped me land a job soon after.


Carlos H.
Industry: Public Safety
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great Product for Extra Trainings

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/11
Review Source: Capterra

It has solved the issue of having all employees having access to extra training so that they can improve their skills or build new skills. It is also cost efficient since it is not possible to send every employee to outside training's. It also has allowed my employees feel that I am here for them and wanting them to succeed which I do.

Pros

Skillsoft is a great product with a variety of topics one can learn on. It allows you to build up your skills and resume with the variety of courses one can take. It also has test one must pass to make sure that the material was learned from the course. Upon passing you are given a certificate of completion which is great to store and have on file in case ever asked. Its great that it shows all courses in your profile that you have completed and it allows you to save courses to do at a later date. this allows me to construct my own path of courses I want to take. It also has topics you would have never thought about which is great to learn off of and improve your skills whether you are already in s supervisors/managers position or striving to achieve a new position.

Cons

There is nothing that I dislike about skillsoft it is a pretty awesome tool for an organization.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Billie O.
Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Skillsoft-Percipio

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/11/19
Review Source: Capterra

Compliance Training is so easy with this Percipio. All new hires that are set up automatically get the required compliance training that is crucial in this day and age.

Pros

This product has so many options to offer as it relates to training, compliance. A great LMS tool and the customer service is outstanding.

Cons

In the beginning it was a little intimidating learning how to navigate and set up employees. As time has passed, it has definitely gotten much easier to use.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Vasantha raghavan N.
Industry: Maritime
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Skillsoft LMS for your learning needs

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/11/06
Review Source: Capterra

It was good with best-in-class case study content making learning much reinforced.
Avenue to improve your soft skills to all-new levels.

Pros

Existing wide variety of courses in all most all competencies right from Strategic orientation, team building to the entrepreneurial spirit. Bit size content and case study based videos make content much curated and precise for the audience. Easier addition of course content and customization of the testing mechanism is possible.

Cons

Lack of a stable mobile application a huge drawback, the app has its own flaws. Web application though its best at sometimes it's very much heavy on the browser.
Gamification can be made better
Sharing to social media of credentials and certificates can be enabled.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer

Legacy LMS that was really a Content Portal turned LMS

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/04/03
Review Source: Capterra

If you have purchased the Skillsoft catalog, and you are getting SkillPort as an addon for no additional cost, then it is fine to use and perhaps less problematic than asking Skillsoft to make their catalog available to another LMS.

Otherwise, avoid. There are many other LMS and learning portal options that are better. Many of them for free.

Pros

Surpringly, the one feature I can vouch for in the system was the ability to update eLearning content without de-registering users or causing them to lose progress in their courseware. I have seen several systems where this is not the case.

Cons

Skillsport seems to be an LMS that was built around the fact Skillsoft offered a large content catalog, and needed to offer tracking, and also had to allow companies to upload their content into that portal because customers wouldn't want an LMS for just Skillsoft and the expense of a second system for their own content.

As an admin of the system converting over from an LMS (which they acquired), it was a very clunky system to user as an Admin as well as a user. The UI on the Admin side looked like a Windows 3.1 application (the user side was a bit better, but still dated). The basic setup of any course was overly complex, taking more steps than was truly required. The reporting was extremely weak. There was raw score and pass/fail, but no question-level analytics.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Publishing
Company size: 51-200 Employees

One of the best self-paced learning platforms I've used. Great for quick sessions or certifications.

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/05/15
Review Source: Capterra

This software helped prepare me for some essential business certifications that helped me land a job soon after.

Pros

This platform is great for improving your business and technology skills. its has a wide variety of courses from the basic such as Time Management to more specialized topics such as CompTIA industry certifications. The courses are structured in a logical progression which does not require new users to need a lot of 'hand holding' to master the concepts.

The content delivery system is simple and easy so that users don't need to be tech savvy to start learning. Content is delivered in a mix of formats including video, text, and interactive simulations for some courses. Unlike other some other platforms, the content is broken down down into small time portions so that you can learn one concept when you have a few minutes to spare. This make it easier for persons who can't commit to hours at a time to get started.

The platform is accessible on Windows and Mac systems and even mobile devices using Android and iOS. The makes for great anytime/anywhere learning as long as you have an internet connection. Companies can have their own branded home page and customise what content they want available to team members. There is also a set of Skillport apps that allow for offline viewing of courses. Team members can share recommendations and motivate each other to learn through the Skillport community.

Cons

For a platform so well established the app could be better. While it does allow you to log into your account and search for courses, it doesn't have the other bells and whistles that make the web learning platform so advanced. For example you can pick up where you left off in a course you started on the web but you have to search for the course from the full set. The app doesn't seem to sync history with the web version. There's also no sign of the transcript section in the app which shows you all the courses you did before.

Hopefully there are planned improvements.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
7,9/10
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Skillsoft Pricing

Skillsoft Pricing

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Free Trial
Value for money

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Value for Money
3,7/5
Based on 51 user ratings
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Skillsoft Features

Skillsoft Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
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Additional information for Skillsoft

Additional information for Skillsoft

Key features of Skillsoft

  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audit Trail
  • Blended Learning
  • Certification Management
  • Environmental Compliance
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Labor Projection
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Recruiting Management
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
  • Skills Tracking
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Variable Workforce

Benefits

• Skillsoft enables employees to remotely work and collaborate with team members, enhance skills by completing developmental courses, maintain mental well-being, and adapt to unexpected changes at the workplace.

• Skillsoft Live Events offers an opportunity for learners to engage with industry leaders in business, leadership, strategy, and innovation through live and interactive presentations and gain insights from various thought leaders and subject matter experts.

• It offers organizations with interactive courses, videos, and practical simulations, allowing employees to learn and develop a skill set.

• Skillsoft provides learners with personalized content, interactive videos, books, courses, and certificates for continuous learning and career development.

• With Skillsoft’s Leadership Development Program (SLDP), employees can access scenario-based videos to improve learner engagement and outcomes and achieve leadership development experience.

Skillsoft FAQs

Skillsoft FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Skillsoft.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Skillsoft offer?

Skillsoft offers the following pricing plans:

Free Trial: Available

Please contact Skillsoft directly for pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of Skillsoft?

Skillsoft offers the following features:

  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audit Trail
  • Blended Learning
  • Certification Management
  • Environmental Compliance
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Labor Projection
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Recruiting Management
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
  • Skills Tracking
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Variable Workforce

Q. Who are the typical users of Skillsoft?

Skillsoft has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Skillsoft support?

Skillsoft supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Skillsoft offer?

We do not have any information about what Skillsoft pricing plans

Q. Does Skillsoft support mobile devices?

Skillsoft supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Skillsoft integrate with?

Skillsoft integrates with the following applications:

Absorb LMS, SAP Business One

Q. What level of support does Skillsoft offer?

Skillsoft offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, FAQs, Forum, Video Tutorials