Online Professional Development Resoures
The Office of Human Resources has complied the following list of free professional development resources that can be accessed anytime from anywhere.
Please note Skillport is available for faculty and staff. Student employees may utilize the Employee Assistance Program for their professional development training needs. All other services listed will require personal account creation to access services.
Skillport Online Learning Zone
UTEP's Office of Human Resources has launched Skillport, an online tool through the University of Texas System. Skillport provides employees with a wide range of flexible learning opportunities so that you can continually gain new skills and knowledge.
- Interactive Courses
- Online Books
- Hands-On Simulations
- Instructional Videos
- Certification Preparation
Please note Skillport is available for faculty and staff by clicking the link below:
Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program
Deer Oaks Employee Assistance program offers a variety of online articles and trainings on topics such as:
- Parenting Information
- Professional Development
- Supervisor Training
- Health & Wellness
You can access Deer Oaks by following the link below. Username & Password: UTEP
Coursera courses include everything from free courses to full master’s programs, offered through some of the top universities in the country.
- Courses from four to ten weeks long
- One to two hour video lectures a week
- Learn at your own pace
To participate in these courses, visit the link below to create a free account and search for free courses and content to see their wide array of offerings.
edX is a global nonprofit, with hundreds of classes and courses from over 120 major Universities and Colleges around the world. Most of the individual course can be audited free of charge.
- Topics ranging from computer science to leadership
- Classes are designed to support learners at every stage of their career
The link below takes you directly to the course list. Learners will need to set up an account – free of charge.
Alison is a free online training and education platform that focuses on workplace skills. It offers over 1,000 courses with free access. While there is a charge to obtain a certification, all courses are free to enroll in and complete. Topics include areas such as:
To utilize Alison’s training options, visit the site link below to create a free account.
LinkedIn Learning with Lynda
This service is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. The link provided takes you directly to the LinkedIn. Learners will need to set up an account – a membership may be required.