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Learning Management System (LMS) at NIH - Support


The Learning Management System (LMS), also known as the HHS Learning Portal, is a system used to manage training needs across the entire Department of Health and Human Services. Capabilities include instructor-led and web-based course registration, learner transcripts, competency assessment, learning plan development, collaboration, etc. LMS software currently in use is Saba 5.5 SP1.

The LMS system houses over 3,000 free online training courses, as well as Books 24x7, which is a valuable online information resource. For more information on how to access the free online training and Books 24x7, please visit the FREE Skillsoft Online Training web page.

All NIH staff with a record in the NIH Enterprise Directory (NED) and an NIH Active Directory account will automatically be given access to the LMS.

This page is designated for the LMS support functions. In order to access the NIH Training Center course catalog and policies, please visit the NIH Training Center Website.

LMS 7.2 Upgrade Updates!

The LMS will have a completely new look and feel this summer.  The NIH LMS Team is working closely on a system upgrade (from version 5.5 to 7.2) with the Department and our hosting vendor, General Physics, on the following:

  • Extensive system testing
  • Evaluating some of the new features

The LMS will be unavailable beginning June 5, 2014, at 5:00pm EST. The LMS is anticipated to remain unavailable through June 17, 2014. You will be able to access the LMS again on June 18, 2014, at 7:00am EST.

Stay tuned for more details!

Need additional help?

  • For LMS technical questions and technical support:
  •               Iris icon Submit a Web Form Ticket


                  HRSS Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

  • For training related questions (policies, course availability, schedules, etc.)
  •               Please contact the NIH Training Center:

                  Phone: 301-496-6211

For all NIH staff:

FREE Skillsoft Online Training
LMS Learner/User Guide .pdf icon
Learner Tip Sheets
List of IC LMS Administrators .pdf icon
Yammer - Getting Started Instructions .pdf icon
LMS Technical FAQ's


For Manager/Supervisors and Approvers:

LMS Manager/Supervisor User Guide .pdf icon
Manager/Supervisor Tip Sheets
Managing Training Orders Tip Sheets
Instructions for Updating Additional Approvers and Alternate Managers .pdf icon


For LMS Administrators:

Administrator Tip Sheets
Report Tip Sheets
LMS Administrator Training Courses
Testing Online Training Courses .pdf icon
LMS Administrator Role Functions Matrix .pdf icon;
OPM Guide to Data Standards Part C: Training  .pdf icon   External Web Site Disclaimer
Other Resources and LMS Administrator Manuals


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