Online Learning


   These courses are offered through SkillSoft, our external vendor partner, and are available to you anytime, anywhere. All you need is your UNI and password to propel you into a gateway of online learning, at no charge to you, anytime, anywhere.

  • We have 2,000+ online courses covering business, Desktop, and IT skills available at your fingertips.
  • Printable job aids and skill briefs
  • Preparation for business certification tests (6 Sigma, Professional in HR)
Launch Skills@Columbia now. Just log in with your UNI and password.


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600+ Business Skills courses:
  • Administrative Support
  • Communication
  • Human Resources
  • Personal Development
  • Sales
1,200+ Professional IT courses:
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Java 2 Programming
  • Software Development
  • Web Development

160+ Desktop Skills courses:

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Office 2013
    (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Apple Max OS X
  • Social Networking
    for Users


We invite you to explore the resources available to you on Books 24x7. There are a variety of topics and titles that map to and supplement our classroom training curriculum. To access Books 24x7, please log into Skills@Columbia, then click on the Books 24x7 link at the upper right corner of the Skills@Columbia home screen page.

For more information on how to access Books 24x7, please review the detailed job aid, Getting STarted with Books 24x7.

Launch Books 24x7 now. Books 24x7 now. Just log in with your UNI and password.

   Managing Your Self      Managing Your Work      Managing Your Team   
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business and How to Change it
  • Pick Yourself: Success, Impact and Relevance in the Creative Economy
  • Do-It-Yourself Leadership Development


  • 175 Ways to Get More Done in Less Time!
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
  • 151 Quick Ideas to Manage your Time
  • 100 Ways to Motivate Others
  • QuickTalks: Curt Coffman: Manage People for Who They Are
  • QuickTalks: Jay Conger: Listening: You need to Hear the Unspoken Along with our in-person and free Skills @ Columbia courses, online training through is available to all Columbia faculty, staff and students wishing to learn more software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Our subscription for the Columbia community gives you unlimited access to a vast library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts.

Launch for Columbia now. Just log in with your UNI and password.

You can also download iOS app from iTunes!  Here's how:

  • Download app from the iTunes store
  • Start the app on your iOS device
  • Select the Web Portal Access button from the login options
  • On the "Web Portal Access" field enter:
  • Enter your UNI and password on the Columbia authentication page
  • Select a course and start learning
  Variety of Topics    Online Video Tutorials    Software Training  
  • Technical skills
  • Creative techniques
  • Business strategy
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Website design
  • "InDesign Secrets"
  • "The Practicing Photographer"
  • "Productivity Pointers"
  • "Creative Quick Tips"
  • "Leading with Emotional Intelligence"
  • "Design the Web: Animated Graphics"
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Basecamp
  • Dreamweaver
  • Drupal
  • Flash
  • HTML

...and hundreds more!