Make sure and check your system is running all the required updates before using SkillPort. You can use this site to make sure you are fully compatible with SkillPort:
- The SkillPort course player hangs.
- When accessing SkillPort via the web, you get the error message "Error: Login name and password do not match for user: [User ID]".
installing SkillPort courses from a CD, you get the error message:
"SCM Registry Installation Error. The system cannot find the path specified."
1. The SkillPort course player hangs.
Known Solutions or Workarounds:
There may be various technical issues which might prevent proper launch
of our courseware on your system. You can access instructions on how to
resolve the majority of these problems at:
When accessing SkillPort from an off-campus location, are you using a firewall?
If your firewall allows restriction by ports, make sure you have not
restricted ports 80 and 554.
If your firewall allows restriction by IP address, make sure you have
not restricted IP addresses 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124.
Also make sure your firewall is set to allow self-executing Java applets coming from SkillSoft Corporation, or the IP addresses above.
Note: ZoneAlarm Pro 5.0 is compatible with SkillPort
course players. However, older versions of ZoneAlarm pro may not be
compatible with SkillPort course players. If you have ZoneAlarm Pro 4.0
or an older version installed on your machine, you may have to shut it
down while playing a SkillPort course.
To shut down ZoneAlarm Pro, right click on the "ZA" icon on the bottom right of your screen, and click on Shutdown ZoneAlarm Pro.
2. When accessing SkillPort via the web, you get the error message:
"Error: Login name and password do not match for user: [User ID]"
Do you have a SkillPort User ID?
The SkillPort User ID is the same as your PeopleSoft ID. If you do not have a PeopleSoft ID, you will need to contact the IT Help Desk by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 713-743-1411, or go in person to Room 116, PGH building.
Did you enter your correct SkillPort User ID?
The SkillPort User ID is the same as your PeopleSoft ID. Verify you are entering your PeopleSoft ID rather than your UH alias. Your UH alias is the first part of your UH email alias, i.e. [alias]@uh.edu. Your UH Network ID may or may not be the same as your UH alias.
Did you enter your correct SkillPort password?
Your SkillPort password is your birthdate in mmddyyyy format. Please do not enter your CougarNet password in SkillPort.
3. When installing SkillPort courses from a CD, you get the error
"SCM Registry Installation Error. The system cannot find the path
Do you have Java Virtual Machine (JVM) installed on your computer?
To ensure you have JVM installed, enabled, and working properly on your computer, run this test applet from the Sun Microsystems web site. The JVM installation and configuration is successful if you can see the animation of the Duke™ logo image.
If you do not have JVM installed on your machine, click here.
Note: Pop-up or ad blocking software may interfere with the installation of JVM. If you have such software installed on your computer, you may need to disable it prior to installation.
Are you a "power user" on your computer?
In order to successfully install the SkillSoft Course Manager and courseware without errors, you will require "power user" rights on your computer. If you are using a UH computer, please contact your network or lab administrator to ensure you have the adequate level of rights on your machine.