Utah Tech University

Getting Started with Pluralsight

Pluralsight @ Utah Tech

As a member of the Utah Tech community, you now have unlimited access to Pluralsight’s over 7,000 courses and resources. We are incredibly excited about the future of our school and our students, thus the decision to partner with Pluralsight to support our technology skill development for all students, faculty, and staff.

How will Pluralsight be used at Utah Tech University? We’re glad you asked! The skills you can develop on this platform will increase both your knowledge and marketability in the workforce as you set on a journey to find success in this technology-driven world. We firmly believe that regardless of what your chosen field of study is, you can benefit from the content in the Pluralsight platform.

We encourage all students, at a minimum, to become proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace. The chances you’ll have to use one or both of these in your professional life is nearly 100%. This can put you one step ahead and minimize your learning curve on the job.

We, of course, are encouraging you to explore all that Pluralsight has to offer. In our partnership with Pluralsight, we will be creating learning channels for you to master soft skills required for interviewing, collaborating with teams, and becoming a key contributor in any role you take on. We will also be providing channels of in demand content within the Tech Industry to help you not only discover potential career paths, but also prepare for them.

We are thrilled to have Pluralsight as our strategic partner for university students to compliment their degree with specialized tech skills and essential soft skills that will elevate your career and future, regardless of area of study.

How to Get Started

Platform Registration

Signing in via SSO for the first time as a new Pluralsight user

If you’ve never had a Pluralsight account before, you’ll need to create one the first time you access Pluralsight. Below are the steps you’ll need to take:

1. Navigate to Pluralsight from Canvas or through the SSO url here.
2. Once you successfully authenticate, you will be directed to an account creation form. Your personal information will be pre-populated.

3. Check the box to agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, then click Create account.
4. After clicking Create account, your account will be created and you will be assigned a license. You’ll be directed to the Pluralsight Skills homepage.
Signing in via SSO for the first time if you have an existing Pluralsight account
1. Navigate to Pluralsight from Canvas or through the SSO url here.
2. If the email used when setting up SSO matches your Pluralsight registered email, you will automatically be recognized and successfully log in to Pluralsight.
3. If your email does not match the Pluralsight registered email, you will be directed to the account creation page. Click “Sign in”. Important: At this point, it is critical that you click Sign in under “Already have an account?”

4. You will be directed to enter your existing Pluralsight credentials (username/email and password) to join your SSO authorization request with your existing Pluralsight account. This is only required once.

5. Once you’re successfully logged in, you’ll be directed to the Skills homepage.

 

Take Your First Course

For your first taste of the Skills platform, try out the Pluralsight Learner: Getting Started course. The course only takes a few minutes and it gives you a guided tour of some of the most useful features in Pluralsight. Afterwards, check out the Introduction to Pluralsight channel for more information.

Here are a few helpful features you can use to get around on the Skills video player:

  1. You can skip ahead or backward 10 seconds at a time.
  2. Most courses support closed captions (subtitles).
  3. You can speed up or slow down the course playback.
  4. From the Settings cogwheel, you can adjust the video playback quality, translate captions into a different language, and also give feedback on the course.

 


Start Learning

Once you are comfortable with the platform, here are some recommended first courses to begin exploring:

Microsoft Office Suite

Getting started with Microsoft Office

Technology Literacy

Technology Literacy.
Executive Briefing courses are designed to provide a short high level understanding on various topics.


Tips, Tricks & How To's


Troubleshooting

I'm not able to sign in through the Utah Tech SSO portal.

If you’re experiencing an error or other problem when trying to sign in to Pluralsight through the Utah Tech SSO portal, please make sure to try the following:

  • Type your UT email address in full
  • Remove spaces within your UT email
  • Check for misspellings in your email and password
  • Try a different browser

If you’ve tried the above and you’re still unable to sign in, please reach out for assistance through Mark Adkins at mark.adkins@utahtech.edu or 435-879-4883.

If you are experiencing an error or other issue on Pluralsight Skills after you’ve signed in through the SSO portal, please contact support@pluralsight.com.

What if I see an error when trying to view a course?

If you see “Start course” or “Resume course” on the course’s table of contents page, but receive an error when trying to watch the course, please reach out to support@pluralsight.com. In your email, please include the title of the course you’re having trouble watching as well as any error messages you see.

If you have watched content before and are just now seeing an issue, please refresh your browser and see if the issue persists. If the issue persists, please try our Advanced Troubleshooting below.

If you have never played a video on Pluralsight Skills, make sure you are using a recommended browser without any active extensions or add-ons on your browser. Some browser extensions interfere with video playback. If you don’t see any improvement, please try another recommended browser.

Tip: You should have a minimum of 2 mbps available to you for watching Pluralsight Skills videos to avoid buffering. If you have less, we recommend using the Pluralsight offline player.
For help with our Mobile or Offline player, please see our mobile and offline player help article.
Advanced troubleshooting

If you’ve having trouble with Pluralsight Skills and haven’t been able to resolve your issue, you can try some advanced troubleshooting using your browser’s diagnostic tool and send the results to Pluralsight Support.

To run your browser’s diagnostic tool:

  1. Open our video player in your desktop browser, then open your browser’s diagnostic tools (CMD-OPTION-I on Mac or F12)
  2. Go to the console tab, then reload or refresh the page.
  3. Take a screenshot of any errors that show up under the console tab.
  4. Navigate to the network tab, refresh again to get the network tab to populate, and take another screenshot.
  5. Please email us at support@pluralsight.com with those screenshots and information, and we can look into this further for you.

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