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Most of us use smartphones with a screen size of 5.5 to 6 inches. That is not a lot of real estate to work with, but thanks to the free Skillsoft Learning App VDOT employees can now access Skillsoft content from their VDOT-issued or personal smartphones, whether they are Android or iOS.
Complete directions for finding, installing and using the App are available online, but we found the process so easy those may not be necessary. First try these steps:
Step 1: Select the correct icon below to download the App onto your phone.
Step 2: Follow the screen prompts to install the Mobile App.
Step 3: Configure the app to work from VDOT's site address: https://vdot.skillsoft.com
Step 4: Enter your VDOT Username (Lastname.Firstname) and your Skillsoft Books Password
Step 5: If you see a screen like the one here you're in!
(If not, follow the step-by-step directions in the next section of this guide.)
Note: "Try the App" gives anyone access to a few titles. "Sign In" gives you access to VDOT's subscription of 18,000 items.
If you want access to Skillsoft Books from a smartphone we advise you to ONLY use the Mobile App.
Do not attempt to access the "full site" for Books24x7 from a smartphone through the URL https://vdot.skillport.com
Why? The result will be screens that look like the ones below and a lot of frustration. Trust us the Skillsoft Learning App is a much better option!
The initial login screen looks familiar. It will accept your user name and password.