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UNT Support of SkillPort Computer-Based Training Ends November 2008

By Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Student Computing Services Manager

As of November 2008, formal computer-based training for the UNT community via the SkillPort system will end. Though SkillPort and its predecessor, SmartForce, has served us well for almost ten years, there are now so many free online offerings and other training services provided at UNT that it is not cost-effective to keep this system in place as well.

In anticipation of this future move, I have presented a series of 'Free CBT' articles in Benchmarks Online including discussion of the extensive Safari technical books holdings of the UNT Library as well as the comprehensive no-charge and engaging training at both the Adobe and the Microsoft sites. The staff in Academic Computing and User Services will continue to track, update, and report on such offerings in the future.

In the meantime, use SkillPort while we have it! You can still request accounts from me - the CBT manager - at This is especially crucial at this time when various UNT offices will be moving towards the Microsoft SharePoint environment. SkillPort has a variety of course offerings in SharePoint.

However, to get everyone started in this new paradigm, I draw your attention to the past Benchmarks Online articles on free online training resources:


Originally published, June 2008 --  Please note that information published in Benchmarks Online is likely to degrade over time, especially links to various Websites. To make sure you have the most current information on a specific topic, it may be best to search the UNT Website - . You can also search Benchmarks Online - as well as consult the UNT Helpdesk - Questions and comments should be directed to


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