All active, non-project paid faculty, academic staff and support staff, including hourly paid temporary employees are eligible to utilize elevateU at no charge, compliments of MSU Human Resources and MSU IT.
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.
In EBS you will select the elevateU link under My Career and Training. If the portal happens to be down, you can access directly through this link:
In the My Progress tab, you will find two main tabs at the top: In Progress and Completed. If you go to the Completed tab you will find a list of all courses you completed and tested at 75% or better. There you will also be able to print a certificate by clicking on the red ribbon. You can also go to the top right of the screen and click on Print Report to get documentation of all courses you have completed. You can also choose to print all courses that are in progress but not yet completed.
Use Search and Learn located at the top of the elevateU page
1. Type a keyword into the search-and-learn text box at the top of the page.
2. Verify the category of content you want to search.
3. Click on Search.
The SEARCH AND LEARN 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.
On the left sidebar you will see a tab labeled My Development Plan. You can drag any items into that My Plan to review later. Or, when you viewing the description of the asset, directly under the title you can click on the folder icon to add it to your 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. Key features include videos, mobile-ready courses, books and audio executive book summaries. 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.