Skillsoft partnering with Texas Department of Information Resources

Bringing affordable learning options to Texas towns and education departments

About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is a leading provider of on-demand elearning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. Serving more than 6,700 organizations and 45 million licensed users, Skillsoft helps organizations maximize workforce performance through a combination of elearning content, online information resources, flexible learning systems and support services.

Skillsoft and the Texas DIR Contract

Skillsoft is pleased to partner with Texas DIR in order to offer education and government groups a wide selection of elearning performance development resources at very affordable prices. Skillsoft’s resources have been discounted for Texas DIR constituents, so you will find that these solutions are within reach of any organization. In many cases, elearning is less expensive than traditional training methods.

Skillsoft looks forward to learning more about your organizational learning needs so that we can recommend a solution that aligns with your initiatives and fits within your budget.

Elearning to Drive Productivity and Workforce Performance

Elearning solutions present a significant opportunity for government and educational organizations to deliver training and performance support to employees while maintaining a high level of productivity. Because elearning is more flexible and cost-effective, your employees can enjoy the benefits of our engaging, interactive courses and other resources right from their desks. And, with our Learning Management System (LMS), Skillport®, university and department-level administrators are able to track and report on the skill development of their learners through detailed reports, course assessments, and skill tests.

Contact Skillsoft in Texas to Place Your Order

Carol Benassi is Skillsoft’s Education representative in Texas. She is available to answer any questions about Skillsoft’s resources and the DIR contract and is happy to conduct on-site demonstrations. Please contact Carol to obtain quotes and instructions for placing purchase orders. When placing an order, DIR Contract Number DIR-TSO-3899 must be referenced.

Carol Benassi
Senior Account Executive
Office: 469.930.8665 Mobile: 214.885.0526

Contract Information

Contract DIR-TSO-3899 Expires 09/21/2021
DIR-Co-op Contract Program Overview
Appendix A – Standard Terms and Conditions
Appendix B – HUB Subcontracting Plan


Skillsoft operates on a subscription basis, giving learners access to our resources for a minimum of one year. Pricing for our resources is based on the type of resource and the number of users. The higher the number of users, the lower the cost per user. As such, if university departments or multiple agencies buy together, significant cost savings can be achieved.

Return Policy

Please note that Skillsoft does not have a Return Policy since it is not applicable to the Products and services rendered hereunder.

Skillsoft Solutions for Texas DIR

Comprehensive Business Skills Development

Skillsoft’s business skills resources provide formal and informal training that enhance the performance of individuals’ “soft skills” and the overall performance of the organization. The SkillChoice™ Business package covers areas such as:

  • Professional Effectiveness
  • Performance Management
  • Communication
  • Management and Leadership
  • Sales and Customer-Facing Skills
  • Project Effectiveness
  • Finance, HR and Administration
  • Business Strategy and Operations
  • And more

On Demand Business Information and Skills Development

The Books24x7® BusinessPro™ Collection is a business-focused digital book collection that gives professionals access to thousands of fully searchable online reference books and reports to accelerate the acquisition of business knowledge and solve problems quickly. BusinessPro inspires professional development for individuals whose role requires exercising strong business judgment. This online collection diverse topics such as:

  • Business Skills
  • Employee training
  • Career Management
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Lean/Six Sigma
  • Management & Leadership
  • Organizational Development
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Project Management

Support for IT Professionals

Skillsoft’s IT resources deliver a strong combination of in-depth courseware, fully-searchable online books, and mentoring services to support IT certification, continuing professional education, new technology rollouts and other IT education priorities. Our IT collections make it affordable to provide employees, faculty, and staff with powerful tools to support learning in the workplace, and to keep pace with the constant changes in technology. The solution areas covered in our SkillChoice™IT Package include:

  • Software Development
  • Operating Systems and Server Technologies
  • Network Technologies
  • Enterprise Database Systems
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Web design
  • Project Effectiveness

Rapid Problem Solving for IT Professionals

The award-winning Books24x7® ITPro™ collection provides immense breadth and depth of content for all technology professionals. ITPro offers recent, relevant, best-in-class reference materials in a fully-searchable database that ensures users can find the answers they need when they need them. The solution areas covered withinBooks24x7 ITPro include topic such as:

  • Certification & Compliance
  • Databases
  • Computer Science
  • Enterprise Computing
  • IBM Technologies
  • Internet & Web Development
  • Oracle Technologies
  • Programming Languages
  • Security

Fluency with Today’s Desktop Applications

Desktop computer skills are an important factor in your organization’s overall performance and productivity. Skillsoft’s desktop resources provide formal and informal learning assets for employees around desktop applications and end-user computer skills. The SkillChoice™ Desktop collection makes it affordable to provide employees with a range powerful learning resources to help them become more efficient and productive in their daily work. The solution areas covered in SkillChoice™ Desktop resources include:

  • Computing Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Office
  • Internet Skills
  • eMail and Groupware
  • Business & Reporting

An indispensible desktop reference

The Books24x7 OfficeEssentials collection is a specialty online book collection geared toward non-technical users who require occasional real-time assistance with common desktop applications. This collection contains hundreds of digital books, including award-winning content such as the “For Dummies®” series and other popular technology collections.

The solution areas covered in the OfficeEssentials collection include:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Crystal Reports
  • Web Browsers
  • Mobile Devices
  • General Computer information
  • Microsoft Office
  • Macintosh OS

Ensuring legal compliance

The Skillsoft Legal Compliance Solution is a collection of customizable courseware titles designed to address your organization’s compliance training needs. Skillsoft’s legal compliance content focuses on the specific information your employees need in order to meet the intent of applicable statutes, regulations, or case law decisions. This collection addresses best practices with respect to risk reduction and mitigation of liability and is developed and maintained with legal expertise from our partner law firm subject matter experts.

The subject areas covered in the Legal Compliance Collection include:

  • Sexual Harassment & Workplace Harassment
  • Code of Conduct & Ethics
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Privacy & Information Security
  • Employment Issues for Managers
  • Workplace Violence
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Export Controls

Environmental, Safety, and Health

The Skillsoft Environmental, Safety & Health and Safety (ES&H) Solution addresses the training needs of organizations working toward maintaining compliance with regulatory standards.

The ES&H Compliance Solution collection is:

  • Developed and maintained by experts to meet the learning styles and needs of employees whose work is governed by regulations
  • Focused on the specific information employees need to meet the intent of applicable regulations
  • Addresses best practices with respect to risk reduction and mitigation of liability
  • AICC certified and SCORM 1.2 compliant

Rapid Content Creation

Skillsoft’s Dialogue™ family of products is a Web collaboration toolset designed to assist with the rapid development & deployment of custom learning programs. Dialogue consists of three components: Dialogue Design, Dialogue Live, and Dialogue Resource.

Dialogue Design

An easy to use tool for preparing and publishing custom content, allows users to combine Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Adobe PDF and Flash files and more into a cohesive presentation package.

  • Easy-to-use; designed for SMEs who are not course development professionals
  • Leverages existing training materials (ex. PowerPoint, Word, PDF, Excel, Flash.)
  • Increases speed to create and deploy training materials
  • Enables rapid and consistent development of custom content
  • Creates custom recordings (example: new application training materials)
  • Includes tests to validate knowledge transfer

Dialogue Live

A virtual classroom tool supporting delivery of live meetings and classes over the internet.

  • Reduces travel time and lowers costs by using the “virtual” learning classroom
  • Records live events for people unable to attend live sessions
  • Integrates live events into Skillport blended programs

Dialogue Resource

Offers access to a vast repository of proven Skillsoft content to supplement your own custom content.

  • Enriches your live or on-demand learning sessions
  • Save developers’ time and effort in creating new training material
  • Leverages Skillsoft’s expertise in instructional design, and the depth, breadth and currency of our content

Dialogue is an excellent way for any learning organization to improve productivity and provide rapid content development & deployment (Dialogue Design), the ability to create derivative works using Skillsoft content (Dialogue Resource), and a virtual classroom platform for synchronous delivery of content (Dialogue Live).

Skillsoft Support Resources

Consulting Services

Skillsoft is dedicated to supporting the success of customers with services and technical support. Support services include a dedicated Learning Consultant at no additional cost.

    • Dedicated Learning Consultants assist clients before, during, and after program implementation.

Services include:

  • Services include program design, curriculum advice, marketing strategy, administrative tools, reporting strategy, value measurement, and more

Customer Support

Skillsoft customer support representatives are available 24x7x365 to provide free assistance to customers on any of the products developed or distributed by Skillsoft. Support service requests can be placed by telephone, e-mail, Web form and chat; all modes are available 24×7.

  • Skillsoft has consistently achieved high ratings in customer service for the past five years
  • All customer support representatives are employees of Skillsoft. We have invested heavily in our support resources to assist your administrators and learners.