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How can we help you?
Many of the common questions we receive are covered below. We also provide technical and pre-sales support by email, phone and live chat so please contact us if you have any questions.
What is Skillsetter?
Skillsetter is an online skill building system for instructors and learners of classes where interpersonal skills can improve outcomes. Our revolutionary system uses the science of deliberate practice to improve these skills in a way that is proven to create more effective interactions. Please note that Skillsetter was previously called Theravue. Learn more.
Who is Skillsetter for?
Skillsetter is designed and built exclusively for training that involves interpersonal skills from a wide range of disciplines including psychology; psychiatry, clinical counseling and social work to all aspects of corporate skills training. Skillsetter is designed to fit any organization size and can easily meet the needs of institutions, companies and organizations, government agencies, training professionals, teachers and instructors.
How does it work?
Skillsetter is based on over 30 years of research by our Chief Scientist Dr. Bruce Wampold of the University of Wisconsin. Our interactive system uses the science of deliberate practice to improve effectiveness and outcomes of interactions between people. Here’s how it works:
The student is shown a brief pre-recorded video of an actor portraying a relevant interaction, such as a client in therapy.
Using a web camera, the student records a response to the video as if they were in the same room as the character.
The Skillsetter system then provides the student with a set of guided feedback questions and an opportunity to re-record the response. The student then submits the video for further evaluation by the course instructor or teaching assistant.
We created some quick videos that walk you through how it works. View walkthrough videos.
Can students sign up for Skillsetter without an instructor?
How much does Skillsetter cost?
Skillsetter is always free for instructors. Students pay $59 per course.
What types of payments do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
What is your refund policy?
If a student drops their course before using the software, we will issue a full refund. Please contact support to request a refund.
Does Skillsetter have a patent?
Skillsetter is currently a patent pending technology.
Who owns my data?
Videos & Course Creation
How large is the Skillsetter video library?
Skillsetter regularly produces and adds new content to its library so this number is always increasing. Our library currently has over 600 scenarios, with a range of demographics, presenting conditions and cultural diversity. Please schedule a demo of Skillsetter to view the current modules available.
How do I invite learners to a course?
Instructors will need to create and publish the course. Once that is complete, go to “Add/Manage students” from your course dashboard. From there, you will be able to type in the email address of the students you wish to invite. Students will receive an email invitation and a link to sign-up for the course.
Can I create my own videos?
Is there a limit to the number of videos modules per course?
No! Instructors can add unlimited videos and modules to each course.
Is there a limit to the length of video that can be uploaded?
The length for student responses is automatically set at 2 minutes. If instructors require a longer response time, please contact support.
Technical & Troubleshooting
I forgot my password, how can I reset it?
No problem. Simply go to the password reset page, and enter the email address you used to sign up for your account. We will send a link to your email and you can create a new password.
What equipment do I need to use Skillsetter?
Currently, Skillsetter is available to users on a desktop or laptop computer or an Android mobile device to record responses. The device must be equipped with a working microphone and camera. iPhone and iPad devices are not supported at this time.
What browsers are compatible with Skillsetter?
Can I use Skillsetter with a screen reader?
Yes! Skillsetter was designed with best practices to ensure our system is accessible to screen reader users. Learn more about our accessibility features
How do I enable subtitles?
After logging in, subtitles can be enabled on the Settings page. Skillsetter provides subtitles for all video and audio content we create. Learn more about our accessibility features
How do I cancel my account?
When a course is over, learners will no longer have an active subscription and will not be able to submit new responses. However students will always have access to the course material to review. If you would like to permanently delete your account, please contact support.