How to Use the SKILL Modules


This article describes how to access the SKILL Modules, a legacy K-12 Learning Tools product. If your institution subscribes to InfoLit (formerly Instruct) or View, see here.


To use the SKILL Modules with your students, you can use the following integration methods:

  • Direct Links - these links to the SKILL content are provided on your admin dashboard. They can be shared with students on the library website, LibGuides, Google Classroom, or wherever you provide resource links to students.
  • Embed Codes - embed codes will allow you to embed the SKILL content directly on a page, such as on a LibGuide. 

Students can access the SKILL Modules through IP, proxy, or referring URL authentication. The most common set-up is to use IP authentication for in-school computers and, if possible, proxy or referring URL authentication for users to access remotely, such as from their home computers.


IP Authentication

IP authentication allows users on your campus network to access the Modules seamlessly, without being prompted for log-in credentials.  Most institutions choose this authentication method for their on-campus users; it can be used alongside your chosen off-campus authentication method, such as proxy or referring URL authentication.

Credo will need to have your full list of campus IP addresses on file for this authentication method; see IP Authentication for details.


Proxy Authentication

If your institution has a proxy server for accessing subscription resources, remote users can log in to the Modules with their proxy credentials. We can provide deep links and embed codes that include your proxy prefix.

On your end, you will need to update your proxy configuration and ensure that you have an SSL Certificate set up in order to access our secure site.

For more information see details on EZ Proxy Authentication or WAM Proxy Authentication


Referring URL Authentication

If your library has a page or pages that require a password for access, such as a protected library portal or a Learning Management System, we can set up seamless access to the Modules from those pages. This eliminates the need for secondary authentication, and thus can be useful for institutions that do not have a proxy server. 

See our Referring URL Authentication page for more information and set-up instructions.

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