Designated Faculty, Staff, and MPP Employees may be required to complete various compliance and required training based on their role with the University. Based on your requirements, automated assignment emails and reminders will be sent from the CSU Learn Management System with information about the required course and the due date for completing the training.
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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 previous training solution.
CSU Learn provides 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.
What does CSU Learn offer?
CSU Learn contains several required compliance training courses, and more than 75,000 online lessons, videos, e-books, and classes.
Available content includes, but is not limited to:
How can I login to CSU Learn?
Visit the Employee Training Center and select the blue “CSU Learn” button to get started! Select your campus and use your campus credentials when logging in.
Why must I take Required Online Compliance Courses?
The CSU requires that faculty, staff, and student employees take certain courses to comply with state and university requirements that are driven by federal law, state law or CSU policy. A majority of these courses will be assigned through the system wide learn management system CSU Learn. For further information regarding these laws and policies that make these courses required, we encourage you to learn more by visiting the Chancellor's Office website CSYOU Compliance Training for CSU Employees.
Why am I required to take Required Compliance Training Courses again?
Any completed training history/records that were in SkillSoft have carried over to CSU Learn. Some training completions from SkillSoft may count as equivalencies in CSU Learn. However, a majority of employees will be required to renew their compliance content. There have been many course enhancements and improvements, that renewal has been required for all employees to become compliant.
Some training must be renewed annually, biennially, triennially, etc. When you are scheduled for a renewal, you will receive an automated email notification informing you that your certification for a certain activity is about to expire. The email will include a direct link to the training that should be renewed. Please use the restart/renew option when launching the training, if it is presented.
I completed a course, but it’s not showing as “complete”. What should I do?
I need to exit a course before completing it. How do I pick up where I left off?
Some courses feature a “resume” feature. Once the training has started again, simply select “Resume” to pick up where you left off.
Some courses have a navigation panel that you can use to jump forward or back as needed. Note the name of the last sections you completed and, when you reopen the training, click on the section directly following that.
For other courses, your only option is to click forward through the pages or videos.
I just completed an activity, but where do I print out my certificate?
All completed activities are available via the transcript tile on the dashboard.
In your transcripts, click the certificate icon next to your training course in order to print your certificate of completion.
I went to transcript, but I don’t see my completed activity
Change the drop-down option near the top of the window from “Date Range” to “ALL” to see all completed activities.
If you recently completed the training, please allow at least 30-60 minutes for your completion data to be processed and displayed in your transcript.
Refer to "I completed a course, but it’s not showing as 'complete'. What should I do?" for additional troubleshooting tips.
Can I take my compliance training on my phone?
No, compliance content is not available by phone. However, compliance courses can be taken on a tablet via a native browser.
I want to complete a career development course later; can I save it to my Dashboard?
You can save courses to view or complete later by selecting the favorite icon next to the title of the course. Later, the course will be directly accessible from the “Recently Viewed” page, accessible from your dashboard.
Whom should I contact with any other questions I have about CSU Learn?
Looking for something else?
Are you looking for information on something else? Try exploring CSU Learn’s online help!
CSU Learn online help has hundreds of topics that can give you both an introductory and in-depth look at concepts and features that might be available to you.
CSU Learn online help is context-sensitive. That is, when you access it from a page in the system, it automatically loads the help topic most appropriate for that page. If you need help on a certain page, try going to that page first, then clicking Help.
CSU Learn online help is searchable. Try using the Search bar to search for content by keyword.
I tried logging in to CSU Learn, but I received an error message on my web page (such as Status 404 – Not Found).
Please try clearing your cache and cookies.
Alternatively: Switch to a different browser or use incognito mode in your preferred web browser.
I completed a course but it's not marking as "complete" OR the activity isn't launching.
These both commonly occur due to browser issues.
I have to exit a course before completing it. How do I pick up where I left off?
This depends on the activity type.
I can't find or access a particular page or perform a certain task.
Most pages and tasks are controlled by security permissions set by your administrator. If you are unable to do something, it is probably because you do not have the proper permissions.
I received an email asking me to complete a training that I have completed in the past. Do
Yes, some training must be renewed regularly. To renew a training, select register and then hit the start button. If the option is available, select restart.
Who is my system or learning administrator, and how do I contact them?