CSU Learn

On January 2019, the California State University system transitioned from our previous learning management system, SkillPort, to a new system, CSU Learn.

What is CSU Learn?

Why CSU Learn?

Go-Live Date and Milestones

Frequently Asked Questions

User Guides

More Information

Campus Contact


What is CSU Learn?

CSU Learn is a learning management system (LMS) provided by Skillsoft/SumTotal. The LMS allows the CSU to assign, track, and leverage content ranging from mandatory professional development to compliance.

Why CSU Learn?

The CSU's current enterprise training contract was reaching the end of its term. As per CSU requirement, a new RFP was conducted and placed out to bid. CSU Learning & Development established an RFP committee with 27 participants from various campus areas, and the campus stakeholders indicated that the CSU's needs had outgrown the current training solution.

CSU Learn will provide a system that meets the CSU's growing needs, including flexibility for training assignment criteria, support for employees with multiple roles, extensive reporting and analytics, and a more dynamic user experience. SkillSoft's client base and success stories reached familiar partners such as the University of California system (UC) and other highly regulated industries including pharmaceuticals and airlines.

Go-Live Date and Milestones

Stanislaus State activated CSU Learn on January 29, 2019. During February and March, the campus will perform additional configuration and monitoring.

Frequently Asked Questions


What happened to my training history from Skillport?

Any completed training records carried over into CSU Learn. Please note that did not include any incomplete training that was in progress. If you believe something is missing from your transcript, please contact Kimberly McField.

Can I keep a copy of my training records?

You can log into CSU Learn and access your transcript from the homepage. To ensure you see all records, select "ALL" for the date range. The system will provide a list of your completed courses, as well as certificates of completion.

I am a manager. How will this affect my team?

CSU Learn has improved notification and reporting systems, so it should be easier for you to keep track of who needs training and when. Access your Manager Dashboard to review your direct reports' training records, approve training requests, and even assign recommended courses to your direct reports.

I run in-person trainings. How will this affect me?

CSU Learn will continue to support in-person training. You may benefit from improved support for mixed content such as online modules, paper handouts, and completion certificates.

User Guides

User guides are available here.

More Information

Campus Contact

If you have additional questions about CSU Learn, please contact Kimberly McField in Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, and Compliance.