All benefit-eligible faculty, academic staff and support staff have access to elevateU.
Approach this like any other class, book or video. Have a conversation with your supervisor about the best way to handle professional development efforts. Looking up something in a book or watching a 5 minute video doesn’t take much time and might help you do your job better. If you plan to take a longer class, check with your supervisor about time, unit coverage, etc, just as you would if going to an instructor led class off site.
You can find a Certificate of Completion for any couses you complete and pass the exam at 75% or better. To find the certificates, go to the homepage and click on Learning Transcript on the left sidebar. From there you can set filters to see only completed classes. Click on Actions, and View Certificate.
Use search box located at the top of the elevateU page.
The search engine ranks all search results not only by the number of occurrences of the search term, but also by their location. Results found in titles and headings are given greater weight than occurrences in the body of the text. Not only are search results listed in relevant order, but sections and topics within each course, book, or simulation are also relevancy ranked. You may specify words or phrases alone (phrases are words enclosed in quotation marks) or grouped in Boolean combinations (Boolean operators are AND, OR, NOT). The search engine is not case sensitive.
In the top navigation there is a tab labeled My Development Plan. When you view the description of a resource (course, video, book, etc.), click on the three dots next to the Launch button to add the resource to your development plan. To organize your finds, you can create folders and label them as you see fit.
Yes! Mobile learning is now available for elevateU. Resources can be accessed anywhere, anytime using the Skillsoft Learning App for Android and iOS devices. Featured content is based on your chosen areas of interest, and you can bookmark and organize your favorite content through the “My Favorites” tab. Note, you cannot take tests on your mobile app; therefore, to get a completion on a class you must go back to the class on your PC or laptop to take the test and finalize the class.
To download the Skillsoft Learning App:
1. Search for “Skillsoft Learning App” in your phone/tablet’s app store;
2. Download and open the app;
3. Under Skillport Name, enter “elevateU” as the sitename; and
4. Enter your MSU NetID and password.
You will need to enter your email address to get a response.