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Guide to Skillsoft Books

Note: Pop-Up Blockers

If you do not see a new window, disable your pop-up blocker for Skillsoft.  In Chrome, this is an option that appears in your browser's address bar.  

Opening a Book

To view a book:

  • Click the Launch button.

Picture of Skillsoft Book's Launch button.

  • A new window will pop open.  
  • For books, the Table of Contents appears first.  Click on any chapter or section to go to that part of the book.  

Animated GIF depicting typical Table of Contents in Skillsoft Books.

Playing a Video

To view a video:

  • Similar to opening a book, click the Launch button.

Picture of Skillsoft Book's Launch button.

  • A new window will pop open.  
  • For videos, click the play options within the embedded video player.  Closed captioning and other options are available within the video player, similar to YouTube or other web videos.

Screenshot depicting video player in Skillsoft Books.

Toolbar

The toolbar when viewing a book or video gives you several options, including the ability to add personal notes, save to your personal Skillsoft folders, download for offline viewing (with books, chapters in PDF and other formats, and with video, an MP4 file), and copy a hyperlink to the item.  

Screenshot depicting toolbar when viewing an ebook in Skillsoft Books.