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As an employee of NC State University... can obtain your own “seat” to access The Compass online learning portal, which features 3,200 courses for business, professional, and IT skills, and 33,000 of the latest industry books and videos.   You can gain new skills by taking courses a la carte, or you may choose our certificate track that aligns with your specific job or employee position:  Administrative Professional; New Supervisor; Project and Program Management; Leadership Essentials; Workplace Professional; Fundamentals of Management; and Desktop Essentials.   You can also “Create Your Own” certificate for a new skillset, or to enhance skills you already have.   

  Your hard work and progress will also become part of your personnel learning summary of skills, knowledge, and abilities (SKA’s).  


The Compass Online Learning
Price per NC State University Employee
Yearly Fee - Unlimited use: $150 / annual license *
Weekly Fee - Unlimited use: $25 / 7-day access *

  Group purchase discount pricing:  Unlimited use, annual licenses

           0-9 licenses purchased:   0% discount

        10-30 licenses purchased:  10% discount

31 or more licenses purchased:  15% discount

  * all license fees are billed to the user/employee's campus department

Online Learning: Courses and Certificates

The Compass: Course Catalog  (online courses offered by NCSU)

  • 3,200 Courses
  • 33,000 Books & Videos

The Compass:  Certificate Offerings 

Enrollment Information

   To request enrollment in The Compass, please access the MyPACK Portal, and menu path: Employee Self-Service > Learning and Development > Request Training Enrollment > use course number HRCP01 for annual access or HRCP02 for 7-Day access.  Click the 'Available Sessions' link.  Select the desired start date for your Skillsoft access and submit the request.  You'll first receive an email acknowledging your request, and then a subsequent email when your enrollment is confirmed.

* Please note that your Compass user account and log-in credentials may not be transferred or shared.

Compass/Skillsoft Cancellation Policy

   A Compass user license may be cancelled, without charge, within 3 business days from the day and time of the user's first log in to theSkillsoft learning portal.  For questions, please contact T&OD:  919-515-7844, or email Training and Development.

Helpful Links

  The Skillsoft Login page:  (

  Books 24x7 Access:

    Login page:  (

    Mobile Access Group Code: OT5DU  (login ID is your Skillsoft user ID & password)

    Mobile Navigation help:   Mobile navigation

  Tutorials/Resources for using Skillsoft:

   - Search & Learn feature:


   - The Skillsoft Catalog of courses for NC State University:

   - Access and track learning progress by My Progress:


  Compass/Skillsoft Learning and Useful Documents page -

Upcoming Events

    New User Orientation via WebEx

       Thursday, November 13:  10am to 11am

       All new Compass/Skillsoft users will be invited by email to the training session as part of the enrollment in the Compass.  Attendance is optional; please decline the invitation if you prefer not to attend.

    Get in The Red Zone

       Meet with us monthly in Admin II -Sullivan Drive, room 212, to enrich your Compass/Skillsoft learning experience and take Compass courses.  T&OD will be present to answer any questions and also provide laptops and earbuds if needed.

      Take advantage of these upcoming Friday sessions in The Red Zone:

       Friday, November 21: 9am to 3pm

       Friday, December 19: 9am to 3pm

    Compass Book Club

         Join us on Friday, March 6th at 9:30am in Admin II -Sullivan Drive, room 212, for coffee and doughnuts, and a discussion of the book How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About by Darryl Davis and located on Compass/Skillsoft Books 24X7.  To reserve a space or request information on the teleconference details: Compass Book Club RSVP .    Walk-ins are welcome!


          Phone/Mobile device access:

          Tablet access:

          Device access code: OT5DU

          To register, please contact 919-515-7844.

Contact Us

   Please contact us with questions, or for more information:

     General Information:  919-515-7844 -Training & Organizational Development

     Valerie Wilson: 919-513-2628 -

     Makeba Jackson: 919-515-6847 -