The Skillport site can be accessed at

Access a synopsis of each Skillport license available to UA employees and to better understand how they can benefit personal or professional development needs.

What is Skillport?

The Skillport online learning system provides access to registration for UA instructor led training and webinars as well as web-based courses, books, and other online learning assets designed to enhance professional development.

Skillport is:

  • free to current University employees
  • available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • self-paced
  • convenient
  • accessible from any computer with an internet connection

All University employees have access to Skillport’s Desktop curriculum, which covers common desktop applications and skills. Great for those who need on-demand access to information and training on topics such as Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, this collection is also for those needing to learn or update their desktop application skills.

Departments can purchase additional licenses to access Business and IT courses and resources, including online courses, books, expert mentoring, certification prep courses and exams, and blended learning resources.  Visit the Skillport Licenses page to view more information on the different licenses available and to see highlighted topics. 

How do I access Skillport?

The Skillport site can be accessed at

UA employees login in with the following:

  • User Name: myBama user name (ex. jsmith)
  • Password: myBama password

Non-UA employees and students (contractors, vendors, camp workers, volunteers, etc.) required to take the Child Protection Policy training do so via Skillport.  A link on the Skillport log in page allows these individuals to create an account and access the required training.

How do I use Skillport?

The Skillsoft company provides these resources to assist you in using Skillport:

The Skillport 8.0 Instructor Resources provides instructions for course instructors.

Technical requirements

A full list of system requirements may be found in the Skillsoft Support Knowledge Base.

Follow the instructions in this FAQ entry to make sure your computer and browser are ready to use Skillport.

If you can’t or don’t wish to make changes to your computer, you are welcome to use Skillport in the HR Learning & Development computer lab. Please call 205-348-9700 so we can ensure it is available to you.

Need help?

Our Online Learning FAQs provide quick answers to frequently asked questions.

Known issues such as outages and errors are posted in HR Learning & Development News.

For questions concerning login access or assignments in Skillport or Training Academy, or to arrange a time to use these online learning systems in our computer lab, please contact HR Learning & Development at 205-348-9700 or

For technical questions and support, please contact your department’s IT staff, the IT Service Desk, or Skillsoft Customer Support.

Learn more

Visit the Spark Website for updates about Skillport and other learning resources.

HR Learning & Development also offers monthly Introduction to Spark sessions. 

We are also happy to provide individual consultations and group workshops on-site and in the HR Learning and Development training space. Please contact HR Learning and Development at 205-348-9700 or to schedule.