Using OwlTrain

OwlTrain is an online self-paced training and instructor-led classroom workshops registration system.

OwlTrain provides a great variety of online learning course content for Business Skills and Information Technology, and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This self-paced online learning portion of OwlTrain contains an extensive library of content with courses ranging from technical topics to software application instruction to business skills development.

The workshops registration component of OwlTrain lets you easily find and enroll into instructor-led classroom training sessions. It also generates certificates of completion.

Accessing OwlTrain

To access OwlTrain, open a web browser and point it to Login to the OwlTrain system with your NetID.

Registering for a Virtual In Person Workshop

  1. Log in with your KSU NetID and password at
  2. In the search box on the navigation bar, type in your desired workshop name.
  3. Click the search button.
  4. In your search results, click the ILT tab.
  5. Click the desired course. The available sessions will appear.
  6. Notice the start date and time, the end date and time, location, and Instructor.
  7. For additional information, such as Course Info, Session Info, and Meeting Times, click Details next to the session you would like to attend.
  8. Click the Enroll link to register for the course.
  9. A confirmation message will appear, click Yes to add the session to your Learning Plan.
  10. The Save to My Learning Plan window will appear. Select a Due on date.
  11. If you would like to receive reminders, enter when you would like to receive the reminders.
  12. Click Save.
  13. Click OK in the window that appears.
  14. You are now enrolled in the session. You will receive an email confirmation within a few minutes. 

Note: If the session is already full, click the down arrow to the right of the Save button and then click Add to Watchlist. You will receive an email notification to your KSU email if a spot becomes available.

Withdrawing Enrollment from a Virtual UITS Classroom Workshop

If you will not be able to attend a workshop you previously registered for, please withdraw your enrollment to open the seat.

  1. Log in with your KSU NetID and password at
  2. Click the View Learning Plan link on the navigation bar.
  3. Click General under Personal Learning.
  4. The session(s) you have enrolled in will appear. Click the Title of the workshop that you would like to withdraw from.
  5. Click the Withdraw link next to the course in which you are enrolled. 

Note: Withdrawing from the course will not remove it from your Learning Plan. You will need to go back to your Learning Plan, click on down arrow to the right of the Details button, and then click Remove.

Attending Self-Paced Online Courses

Online Courses in OwlTrain are series of videos and quizzes, designed to meet stated learning objectives.

  1. Log in with your KSU NetID and password at
  2. In the search box on the navigation bar, type in your desired training topic (e.g. Photoshop).
  3. Click the Search button.
  4. In the search results, click the Courses tab.
  5. Your search results will appear. Your results may have more than one page.
  6. Next to the desired course, click Launch to begin the course.
  7. The SkillSoft Course Player should open in a pop-up window.
  8. The course Table of Contents should appear after several seconds.
  9. Click the Start Course button at the bottom of the window.
  10. Continue to use the controls in the SkillSoft Course Player to progress through the course. Your progress will be saved.
  11. When you are ready to exit the course, click the Exit button in the top-right corner.

Monitoring Your Progress

To monitor your progress or resume an incomplete course, your progress is saved in the Learning Transcript area of OwlTrain.

  1. Log in with your KSU NetID and password at
  2. Click Learning Transcript, located under Quick Links.
  3. To right of the course, click the down arrow under Actions.
  4. Click Launch.

Printing Your Workshop Certificates

After you have attended a workshop or completed an online training course, you can print a certificate for your attendance. These instructions were written using the Firefox web browser; other browsers may be different.

  1. Log in with your KSU NetID and password at
  2. Click Learning Transcript, located under Quick Links.
  3. A list of courses that you are enrolled in will appear. Locate the course for which you would like to print your certificate.
  4. To right of the course, click the button (black square with three white dots) under Actions.
  5. Click View Certificate.
  6. Your certificate appears in a new window.
  7. Click Print.
  8. Choose your desired printer, then click the OK button.

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